The Colorado Rockies have young talent currently with the Major League club, but depth-wise, they have even younger up and comers that have made their presence felt.
Beginning with Brenton Doyle, the outfielder taken in the 4th round out of Shepherd University. The Rockies knew Doyle could hit, but when he came out and won the Pioneer League Batting Title in his first professional season, it caught the eyes of everyone.
Doyle spent 2021 in Advanced-A Spokane, primarily playing right field, but also playing center field. Doyle did not take his foot off the gas, hitting .279 with 16 homers and 47 RBI’s. Some scouts believe Doyle could see time at the Major League level before the end of 2022.
Zac Veen, the superstar outfielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, is one of the top outfield prospects in all of baseball and is proving day in and day out why that is. The Rockies got a cornerstone piece for the future with Veen. He showed all 5 tools in 2021 and could make quick work in 2022 as well. Veen isn’t expected in the Major Leagues until 2024 but at 19 years old, he played like a tenured veteran in Low-A Fresno. Batting .301 with a .399 on-base percentage and slugging 15 homers with 75 RBI’s.