The Colorado Rockies have had one of the lowest-ranked farm systems in the last four years or so.
That is still the case, according to many media outlets but, at least according to MLB.com, the Rockies farm system improved, albeit slightly.
The Colorado Rockies have had their farm system move up one slot, per MLB.com
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The Colorado Rockies entered the 2021 season with a farm system ranked 27th out of the 30 teams, per MLB.com. Now, the Rockies moved up one spot as are ranked 26th out of the 30 teams. Previously, the Rockies had been ranked 28th and 27th at the midseason mark and pre-season point in 2020 by MLB.com.
The Rockies moved up slightly due to six of the 2021 draft picks ranking among the Rockies top 30 prospects.
Teams ranked below the Rockies include (best to worst) the Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland A’s, Houston Astros, and Chicago White Sox. Each of the other teams in the National League West are ranked well above the Colorado Rockies.
The San Francisco Giants lead the NL West teams as MLB.com ranks them 8th (11th at the start of the season) and the Arizona Diamondbacks are right on their heels at 9th (ranked 9th preseason). The Los Angeles Dodgers are at the lowest ranking that they have ever been at since MLB.com started doing rankings in 2015 as the Dodgers are at no. 16 (14th preseason) and the San Diego Padres tumbled down more than a dozen spots as they are ranked 17th after they were ranked 6th before the start of the season.
While the Rockies system has improved slightly, the Rockies are far away from their farm system rankings of 2016, when the Rockies had six top 100 prospects, including three that are currently on the team (Brendan Rodgers, Jon Gray, and Ryan McMahon).
Overall, in the 2016 top 30, Rodgers, Gray, McMahon, Raimel Tapia, Germán Márquez, Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, Peter Lambert, Ryan Castellani, Dom Nuñez, Yency Almonte, Ben Bowden, Jesus Tinoco, Colten Welker, Garrett Hampson, and Sam Hilliard all contributed to the Rockies at the MLB level in 2020 or 2021 or are still in the Rockies system.