Colorado Rockies top prospect season review: The Depth
By Tyler Paddor
47) Isaac Collins, 2B/OF, A/A+: .308/.407/.475, 138 wRC+, 12.4 BB%, 22.6 K%, 9 HR, 21 SB
One of the most impressive prospects in the system this year, Isaac Collins flashed top-of-the-order potential with good contact skills, discipline, and speed.
The upper minors will be a pivotal test to see where expectations should sit.
2022 Projected Affiliate: Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A)
48) Mike Ruff, RHP, A: 4.34 ERA, 4.65 FIP, 1.38 WHIP, 25.0 K%, 10.5 BB%
Mike Ruff was excellent in the early going and looked primed to jump a level but he skidded mid-season and suffered an injury in July.
Ruff has a quality fastball and curveball which enables him to miss bats but his command can be fringey at times.
2022 Projected Affiliate: Spokane Indians (Advanced-A)
49) Evan Justice, LHP, ACL: 3.00 ERA, 8.13 FIP, 1.33 WHIP, 33.3 K%, 16.7 BB%
The Rockies’ 5th-rounder came heavily under slot value to accommodate McGowan but Justice deserves a lot of credit in his own right.
He’s a big & deceptive lefty with a power fastball and slider that could make a destructive two-pitch mix. If Justice overcomes mechanical inconsistency he could be a bullpen weapon.
2022 Projected Affiliate: Fresno Grizzlies (Low-A)