Can the Rockies rebuild their farm system?
Depending on which ranking you look at, the Rockies are either simply in the bottom half of MLB teams when it comes to their farm system or near the bottom. The problem is that the Rockies have prospects who have already made their MLB debuts (Brendan Rodgers, Sam Hilliard, etc.) and then a drop to prospects who are still some time away from making their debuts.
The Rockies are thin in Major League-ready depth and it’s a problem. It showed last season with injuries and prospects being forced into action sooner than perhaps they were ready. More of the same could be the case in 2020.
But what about after that? If an Arenado trade would happen, could the Rockies restock their system with fresh talent? Replenishment is going to have to happen through drafting or trades, and we know the Rockies have not been very active on the trade market in recent seasons.
Colorado has plenty of young talent at the Major League level, but where is the next generation of Rockies who will show themselves in the middle to later part of this decade? That will be a big question mark to watch this coming season and beyond.