Colorado Rockies: Re-ranking Colorado’s 40-man roster

DENVER, CO - JUNE 17: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 17: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30: Catcher Dustin Garneau #13 of the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 30, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30: Catcher Dustin Garneau #13 of the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 30, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

35. Sam Moll

Preseason: 34

In his first season at Triple-A, the 25-year-old southpaw was 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 34 games. Opponents are hitting .294 against him.

34. Yency Almonte

Preseason: 35

He has the nickname of “Showtime” for good reason, it seems. The 23-year-old right-hander has been dominating in Double-A, posting a 3-3 mark with a 2.18 ERA in 11 starts this season. He could well be on his way to Triple-A sooner than later.

33. Dustin Garneau

Preseason: 32

The 29-year-old catcher played a big part in Colorado’s early season with Tom Murphy on the shelf. However, hitting .206 wasn’t enough to keep him on a Major League roster. When the Rockies felt they needed to upgrade at catcher, Ryan Hanigan was brought in and Garneau was sent to Triple-A.

It says a lot that Hanigan and Murphy are ranked ahead of Garneau on Colorado’s current depth chart. That’s not a positive sign for his future with the franchise.

32. Jordan Patterson

Preseason: 28

We talked about Patterson in our article where we examined the trade value of every outfielder on Colorado’s 40-man roster. As we said in there, a change of scenery may do Patterson some good.

It’s hard to see a spot for Patterson in Colorado’s crowded outfield or at first base in the future.

31. David Dahl

Preseason: 8

This was one of the toughest players to rank for this article. After all, Dahl has yet to see any action this season since suffering a rib injury in spring training. However, there is no question how important he is in Colorado’s future plans.

Dahl is still working to rejoin Colorado before the end of the season. If he does, his bat could be a difference-maker in the campaign’s stretch run. If he doesn’t, it will top off an extremely disappointing time in the talented outfielder’s career.

*Note: All stats prior to Sunday play

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