The Colorado Rockies have not had a strong farm system for a few years. However, the farm system has undoubtedly been strengthened in the last few drafts. But even entering the 2022 season, MLB Pipeline ranked their farm system as 24th in baseball, a far cry from a good farm system.
However, MLB Pipeline re-evaluated each and every farm system on Monday and it is a much different picture for the Rockies.
MLB Pipeline has the Colorado Rockies’ farm system as the 9th best in MLB
The Colorado Rockies have jumped up 15 spots on MLB Pipeline’s rankings of the MLB farm systems. The last time they were in MLB’s top 10 farm system ranking was before the start of the 2017 season.
Now, MLB Pipeline says that the Rockies have four of their Top 100 overall prospects in the sport.
- OF Zac Veen, #24 overall
- SS Ezequiel Tovar, #28
- SS Adael Amador, #64
- C Drew Romo, #66
As they said in their article on the rankings, the 2022 Draft helped things as well. Six of MLB’s Top 100 players in the 2022 Draft are now members of the Rockies.
Back in July, Rox Pile spoke to Rockies GM Bill Schmidt about the rankings at the time (MLB Pipeline still had them at #24) and he thought that they had a farm system that is much more in line with the new rankings.
"“The fact that some other people are starting to recognize that our players is great,” Schmidt told Rox Pile in an exclusive conversation. “It’s amazing because I keep reading how bad our farm system is but we have five guys in Baseball America’s Top 100 so if you’re a bad farm system, I don’t know if you have five in the top 100.“We’ve had good (farm systems in the past) and our guys haven’t been ranked so I’m not worried about them. Our guys will show up here (in the majors) and will help us win.”"
Baseball America’s list also included corner infielder Elehuris Montero, who is now with the Rockies in the major leagues.