The Rockies system is once again skewed towards hitters – partially because they have some excellent positional players, but secondly, I discount their pitchers. Sure, they will develop a Jon Gray or German Marquez, pitchers with the talent to be number three, maybe more starters, but wind up as number four starters and marginal fantasy contributors. They drafted Gabriel Hughes, an exciting pitcher with upside, in July. I ranked him 10th in the system. He would be higher in most other systems.
That said, they have some intriguing hitters. Zac Veen is tooled up with too much swing and miss in his bat, but he could easily be a 20-20 player. Ezequiel Tovar and Adael Amador look like they can hit with speed and power. Tovar has already made his Major League debut, but Amador is still a few years away. I also like Warming Bernabel and Juan Brito a lot. Both are under the radar in many Dynasty Leagues. Finally, there is Drew Romo. He can run, can hit, and I think he will eventually develop at least 15 home run pop – oh, and he’s an excellent defender.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Zac Veen
- Biggest Mover: Warming Bernabel
- Emerging Prospect: Dyan Jorge