Colorado Rockies: The 3 best pieces of news we’ve heard lately

DENVER - APRIL 4: Fans pour into Coors Field for opening day for a game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies on April 4, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER - APRIL 4: Fans pour into Coors Field for opening day for a game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies on April 4, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 19: Antonio Santos of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait at the Colorado Rockies Spring Training Facility at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 19, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 19: Antonio Santos of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait at the Colorado Rockies Spring Training Facility at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 19, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) /

There are plenty of Rockies prospects who have been talked about this spring, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz around starting pitcher Antonio Santos. However, that could well change when the Rockies reconvene for spring training.

The 23-year-old right-hander is listed as Colorado’s 30th overall prospect by MLB.com. However, a strong spring had him tabbed as the prospect that turned the most heads in Arizona action. This follows a season where he was promoted from Class A Lancaster to Double-A Hartford and started eight games for the Yard Goats. A 1.25 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 45.2 innings pitched are numbers worth watching.

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This spring in five innings of action, he allowed one run on two hits.

There’s a reason why Santos is on Colorado’s 40-man roster and he has been displaying some of those skills in Rockies camp. He’ll likely start the season back at Double-A but don’t be surprised if a move to Triple-A isn’t far away.

Santos probably won’t play a role in Colorado’s rotation this season. However, he’s proving there is some reason for optimism from prospects outside of Brendan Rodgers and Ryan Rolison.

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