The Colorado Rockies lowest minor league team outside of Rookie-ball, the Low-A Fresno Grizzlies, possess their parent club’s #1 prospect. There’s an expectation for that #1 prospect to be the star player every game.
However, for the Low-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, that’s not always the case. In this article, I want to share some names that you may be familiar with and some names you may not be familiar with, but ones that are excelling at the professional level.
I obviously cannot talk about every player currently playing at Fresno but know that this team is playing exceptional baseball right now club-wide as they enter Wednesday with a 7-0 record in the month of June. It’s been a total team effort and not one player alone has been forced to carry this team to victories.
Catching is the catch for the Colorado Rockies Low-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies
That’s right. I want to start with a position that for most teams in baseball is their weak suit. A lot of teams either have a good catcher or they don’t, and for the Fresno Grizzlies, they have two very solid options behind the plate.
Drew Romo, selected in the Competitive Balance round in 2020, is a switch-hitting catcher that coming out of high school was known for his defensive ability and was considered one of the best defensive players in the draft.
However, no one knew what he’d be offensively. Drew has proven to possess the capability to hang with the best so far, as he is hitting .278/.293/.434 as well as homering twice so far in his young career.
Collin Simpson, a 29th round pick out of Oklahoma State, doesn’t spend as much time behind the plate but can and has caught for the Rockies minor league system before. He’s a left-handed swinging slugger and in his minor league career, he is hitting .292 with an OPS of .956.