The Colorado Rockies‘ farm system has skyrocketed in the last few months. Depending on which outlet you look at, there have been two, three, or even four players that have recently joined the top 100 list for the entire sport.
But for Baseball America, the Rockies farm system has become one of the best, partially due to Ezequiel Tovar, who has skyrocketed up the charts.
Colorado Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar has skyrocketed up the prospect charts
Entering the 2022 season, Baseball America only had ranked one Colorado Rockies prospect in their top 100 list: Zac Veen at #32. For their mid-season rankings, Veen stays at #32 but four other Rockies prospects have been added to the list.
Ezequiel Tovar has leapfrogged the most places on the list as Baseball America now has him as the #18 prospect in the entire sport. Joining Tovar are High-A Spokane catcher Drew Romo (#33), Low-A Fresno infielder Adael Amador (#58), and infielder Elehuris Montero (#98), who has spent the season between Triple-A Albuquerque and the majors.
Tovar, 20, has spent the season with Double-A Hartford. In 66 games, he has hit .318/.386/.546 with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, 15 doubles, and 17 stolen bases.
Both Tovar and Zac Veen will represent the Rockies in the 2022 All-Star Futures Game this weekend at Dodger Stadium as part of the All-Star Game festivities.
Tovar is on Colorado’s 40-man roster so depending on how he does in the next few weeks and months, he could even make his MLB debut later this season. If he does so by skipping Triple-A, he would draw more comparisons to Troy Tulowitzki, who did the same for the Rockies all the way back in 2006.
Tulowitzki was a five-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a two-time Gold Glove winner, and garnered MVP votes in six different seasons. All of the accolades occurred while he was in a Rockies uniform.
Perhaps, Colorado’s strengthening farm system is a sign that the future is bright and it could be coming to Denver soon.