Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline released his midseason rankings of the top farm systems in Major League Baseball. Prior to the 2016 season, Callis had ranked the Colorado Rockies as the fourth-best farm system in the league. Now that the draft is long over rookies have signed, and the trade deadline has passed Callis now has Colorado as the 10th-best farm system in the bigs.
A stagnant deadline didn’t help the Colorado Rockies improve when other clubs like the Yankees topped off their farm system by trading every piece of value they had.
Despite the slip in ranking, Callis notes that Colorado’s “depth and balance rivals that of the systems at the top [of his rankings]”. Only three other teams have more prospects in the MLB Pipeline’s top 100 list. The slip can also be attested to the fact that Trevor Story and Jon Gray have surpassed their rookie limits in 2016 taking two of the Rockies best from the ranks.
Here at Rox Pile we wanted to provide the Rockies fanbase with an update on the great talent that is leading the Rockies farm system into a era where they are regarded as one of the best in baseball. Here is our analysis on the top-10 Rockies prospects and their 2016 season.
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