Which Colorado Rockies prospects made MLB.com’s top 100 list?
By Kevin Henry
MLB.com has released its latest list of the top 100 prospects coming up through the farm systems of all 30 MLB teams. The Colorado Rockies have placed four prospects on that list, with shortstop Ezequiel Tovar being the highest-ranked newcomer on the list at number 28.
Here are the four Colorado Rockies prospects who are a part of the updated Top 100 prospects list from MLB.com
While Colorado placed four prospects on the list, the Rockies trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers (who led all teams with seven prospects), while the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers each had six.
We recently wrote about the two players who made Kiley McDaniel’s overall top 50 list on ESPN.com. Those two were Zac Veen, Colorado’s top overall prospect who was listed at number 23 by McDaniel and number 24 by MLB.com. Tovar, meanwhile, was 40th on McDaniel’s list but rated much higher by MLB.com at number 28.
You can read more about that duo here and their rankings here.
Also making the MLB.com list as shortstop Adael Amador, who comes in at number 64, and catcher Drew Romo, who is placed at number 66.
The 19-year-old Amador is currently at Low-A Fresno after spending last season in the Arizona Complex League. In 95 games so far this season, Amador is slashing .300/.423/.466 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI. He has also stolen 22 bases in 29 attempts.
You can watch one of his recent highlights below.
Romo, meanwhile, is no stranger to those ranking prospects, being selected by the Rockies with the 35th overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft. After putting together a slash line of .314/.345/.439 last season at Fresno, the 20-year-old Romo started this season at High-A Spokane and has been flourishing as well, posting a .275/.342/.407 slash line.
McDaniel also mentioned Romo in his article, saying he was Colorado’s next-best prospect that wasn’t listed.