Colorado Rockies: Catching up with the 2015 draft class

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Brendan Rodgers #1 of the Colorado Rockies and the U.S. Team fields the ball against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Brendan Rodgers #1 of the Colorado Rockies and the U.S. Team fields the ball against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 15: Peter Lambert #78 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a first inning pitch during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 15, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 15: Peter Lambert #78 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a first inning pitch during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 15, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

4. (2nd, #44) Peter Lambert, San Dimas High School, California

Lambert’s had an incredible year at Double-A last season, however he’s struggled so far at the Triple-A level, compiling a 5.04 ERA in 11 starts in 2018 and a 6.59 ERA through 6 starts in 2019. He’s rated as the #3 Rockies prospect on MLB.com and #92 on the ESPN Top 100, but this is a drop after being ranked #63 in 2018. There’s a chance we could see Lambert late in 2019, though a 2020 arrival seems more likely at this point.

5. (3rd, #77) Javier Medina, RHP, Sahuaro High School, Arizona

Medina is the first casualty of the 2015 draft on this list. He struggled with both injuries and performance, missing all of 2017 and then struggling mightily in 2018 after his return. Medina was released prior to the 2019 season and has yet to catch on with another team.

6. (4th, #107) David Hill, RHP, University of San Diego

After missing all of 2017, Hill pitched serviceably at A+ Lancaster, compiling a 4.58 ERA in 35.1 innings. Now nearly 25, he has yet to pitch in 2019. Hill is still under contract to the Rockies, however he is officially unassigned to any level.

7. (5th, #137) Parker French, RHP, University of Texas at Austin

French was released by the Rockies after the 2018 season and remains unsigned. Though he pitched well through three levels of the lower minors, the right-hander topped out at AA Hartford after getting shelled two years in a row (6.37 ERA in 2017, 7.95 ERA in 2018).

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