The Colorado Rockies announced that they have added four players to their 40-man roster in order to keep them out of eligibility for the Rule V draft.
The Colorado Rockies announced that they have added four players to their 40-man roster before the 6 PM MT deadline to add players on to the 40-man roster to keep them from being eligible for the Rule V draft.
Bowden, 25, split the 2019 season between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque and in 49 appearances (all in relief), he pitched to a 3.48 ERA and he had 21 saves. He pitched very well in his 26 appearances in Hartford (1.05 ERA) but due to Triple-A being a level harder and due to pitching in the Pacific Coast League, his ERA with the Isotopes ballooned to 5.88 in 22 appearances. He is the Rockies #8 prospect, according to MLB.com
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Goudeau, 27, had a very fruitful first season in the Rockies organization. He spent the entire season with Hartford after spending the last seven seasons in either the Royals or Mariners organizations. In Hartford, he made 16 starts and pitched to a 2.07 ERA. He also pitched in the Arizona Fall League, where he earned All-Arizona Fall League honors due to his 13 shutout innings where he scattered only four baserunners.
Nevin, 22, spent the entire 2019 season in Hartford, like Goudeau. In 130 games, he hit .251/.345/.399 with 26 doubles, 13 home runs, and 61 RBI. Nevin is the Rockies #11 prospect, according to MLB.com and he is also the son of former MLB All-Star and current Yankees third base coach, Phil Nevin.
Santos, 23, is probably the name that you have heard the least of the four players added. He split the 2019 season between Advanced-A Lancaster and Double-A Hartford. In Lancaster, he pitched to a 4.35 ERA in 18 starts before being promoted to Hartford. In Hartford, he pitched to a 4.93 ERA in 8 starts.
The most notable omission from the additions to 40-man roster is Roberto Ramos.
Ramos, who will turn 25 next month, played exclusively in Triple-A Albuquerque last year and in 127 games, he hit .309/.400/.580 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI. However, he struggled in a short span in the Arizona Fall League (.162/.295/.324 slash in 44 plate appearances) and he has struggled as a reserve in the Mexican Winter League on the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, which is managed by former Rockies All-Star and current special assistant Vinny Castilla.
Ramos is ranked as the Rockies #28 prospect according to MLB.com so he could potentially be drafted by one of the other 29 teams if they are willing to take a flier on him and put him on their 25-man roster for the entirety of the 2020 season.