The Colorado Rockies do not have one of the better farm systems in baseball. However, in the last two years, they have started to rebuild themselves and see their prospects develop.
In 2022, they are hoping that some of their top draft picks will progress into the higher minors as it was very apparent that the organization’s talent was in the lower minor leagues. Just look at their records.
- Triple-A Albuquerque: 58-72
- Double-A Hartford: 39-79
- High-A Spokane: 67-49
- Low-A Fresno: 74-41
- Rookie-level Arizona Complex: 41-15
- Dominican Summer League Rockies 1: 39-20
- DSL Rockies 2: 37-22
But some of the talent will be moving up in 2022. For this exercise, we will be looking at the Rockies’ top prospects and where they will likely start out the season. If players play well enough they could end up a level (or two) higher than where they started.
Let’s dive in.
Outfielder Zac Veen: Colorado Rockies High-A affiliate: The Spokane Indians
Zac Veen is widely regarded as the Rockies’ top prospect. The Rockies recognized him for his play in Low-A Fresno last year with the Doug Million Minor League Player of the Year Award earlier this week for a reason: he played very well.
Since he was excellent at Fresno, it’s time for him to go to Spokane. Perhaps, he could even end up in Double-A Hartford if he plays well enough in the first few months of the season.
Catcher Drew Romo: High-A Spokane
Like Zac Veen, Drew Romo also flourished in Fresno and as of now, he is on the same path as Veen since they were drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 2020 Draft. However, since his bat isn’t as developed as Veen’s, he will likely spend the entire season in Spokane.