The Colorado Rockies farm system has gotten better in the last two drafts but it is still far from one of the better farm systems in baseball.
For example, Keith Law of The Athletic ranked both outfielder Zac Veen and catcher Drew Romo in his top 100, as he ranked them as the 23rd and 97th-best prospects in baseball. He also had outfielder Benny Montgomery just outside of his top 100 prospect list.
Kiley McDaniel of ESPN ranked Veen and Romo in his top 100 as Veen was 20th and Romo was 85th … but FanGraphs doesn’t view either prospect anywhere close to Law and McDaniel.
FanGraphs does not like the Colorado Rockies top prospects
FanGraphs released their “Top 100” prospects list on Wednesday and they do not like Colorado Rockies top prospects Zac Veen and Drew Romo as much as most of the baseball world.
Zac Veen was the only prospect in the top 100 list and it wasn’t even really a top 100 list. It was more. FanGraphs looked at the top 100 prospect list by Future Value (FV). They had ties so they went all the way to 118. Romo still didn’t make the top 118.
Veen was ranked as the no. 71 prospect in baseball, which is, by far, the lowest ranking of any media outlet.
MLB.com previously had the lowest ranking for Veen and they have him ranked as the no. 50 prospect in baseball. They do not have Romo in their top 100 list either.
Some analysts were concerned with Romo because of his bat but in 79 games at Low-A Fresno in 2021, he hit .314/.345/.439 with six homers, 47 RBI, 17 doubles, and a 104 wRC+.
For Fresno in 2021, Veen hit .301/.399/.501 with 15 homers, 75 RBI, and 27 doubles in 106 games. He also had a wRC+ of 135.
Both Veen and Romo will likely start the 2022 season in High-A Spokane and depending on how they perform there, they will either play the full season in Spokane or, perhaps, even make it to Double-A Hartford by the end of the season. If they both play that well, both of them will be higher FanGraphs’ list next offseason.