Entry #12: Prospect rankings
The main goal of this post is to go through the best prospects in our organization. So without further ado, here are the top 25 prospects in the Rockies organization.
25. 2B Wendell Rijo Potential: 75
Rijo is an interesting prospect. He was one of the key pieces of the deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Red Sox. (Tulo is currently doing very well in Boston) Tai Ban loves his tools and says Rijo should be a star. I'm skeptical.
24. SS Trevor Story Potential 47
Story is a prospect who has outperformed his rankings. Ban has his doubts but Story is currently raking in AA, hitting .319 with 15 homers and 53 RBIs. He also has 10 SB's.
23. RF Kyle Parker Potential 45
Parker is a borderline prospect. Right now he's 25 and he's blocked by Cecchini in the majors. He's got good power projections and should be a .270 hitter according to Tai Ban. He's patient at the plate and he's got good hands on defense. Nothing special but a good piece.
22. SP Tyler Matzek Potential: 20
Though he lacks any great talent, he is still a very solid player. He projects to be a Major League starter and so far this year has an ERA of 3.44 with 116 K's in Triple-A Colorado Springs.
21. 3B Ted Williams Potential: 21
Tai Ban isn't a fan, but OSA is. Williams is a player with 70 potential according to the OSA ratings. They think he will be a pllus power hitter with a good contact rate and good defense. Though he most likely won't be as good as the great Ted Williams, he has a chance!
20. C Tom J. Murphy Potential 68
Murphy deserves a promotion. He's almost reached his potential and he's playing great in the minor leagues, but with Wilin Rosario at catcher he's blocked. Murphy makes the most of his tools and should be a solid major leaguer for years to come.
19. 3B Ryan McMahon Potential: 69
McMahon has immense power potential, and has an advanced approach at the plate. He projects to be an impact player with an average around .290. Pretty solid player.
18. SS Roman Quinn Potential: 66
Roman Quinn is an interesting prospect. He has amazing speed, some of the best in the game. Ban doesn't see him as a starter but says he could be an amazing role player. He projects to have an average bat and below average power.
17. SS Rosell Herrera Potential: 69
Herrera is an above average defensive shortstop with an okay bat. He projects to have average contact potential and should be a solid hitter with some pop.
16. CF Terry McClure Potential: 73
McClure, 19, has great speed and a great eye at the plate. He should bat around .290 according to our scout. He's patient at the plate and is a decent defender. A good player.
15. SP Luis Ortiz Potential: 21
Ortiz isn't rated highly by my scout, but OSA loves him. So far this year he's had a very good year, with an ERA under 3 and 28 Ks in 30 innings. He has good command and his stuff should become big league ready soon.
14. 3B Rafael Devers Potential: 77
One of my favorite prospects, Devers is only 18 years old and is already holding his own in Single A and could get a promotion later this year. Tremendous power potential and the potential to be a .310 hitter are just some of the reasons I like him. He will be interesting to watch.
13. C Devon Fisher Potential: 74
Fisher is a great catching prospect. The 19 year old has it all. A great power bat and great defense. Nothing not to like about this guy.
12. CF David Dahl Potential: 68
Dahl is 21 year old center fielder who is just beginning his first season in Triple-A. He has great speed and has a fine glove in the outfield. He could be one of the best defenders in the league if he works at it. A good contact hitter with extra base power, Dahl might be on the major league team as soon as September.
11. 2B Mookie Betts Potential: 76
Although he's already surpassed his rookie limits, we'll still list him. He's shown that he can be a major league player already this year, batting .265 with four home runs, 39 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases. I am a Mookie believer.
10. 3B/1B Maikel Franco Potential: 34
Ban has been losing hope in Franco for awhile now, as his potential rating just keeps plummeting. I'm happy with what he's done so far this year, as he's batting .259 with 9 home runs and 30 RBIs.
9. SS Chris Bostick Potential: 61
Bostick has been an all-around great player for my major league team. He's batted .246 with 9 home runs, 38 RBIs, and four tolen bases. I think he will only improve on what's been a very solid major league debut.
8. 1B Drew Lugbauer Potential: 79
Lugbauer has just as much power potential as Joey Gallo and Maikel Franco. It is his best tool and his other hitting tools should become major league average to above average. He's patient at the plate and should be an interesting prospect.
7. SS Jorge Gonzalez Potential: 80
Gonzalez was Tai Ban's greatest find earlier this year. He's got great potential, but he's a far ways away. Well above average contact and immense power, he should have a great bat if all goes well.
6. RF Garin Cecchini Potential: 69
Cecchini has been my best rookie this year, hitting .295 with four home runs, 19 RBIs, and 5 stolen bases. He's been towards the bottom of my lineup, which is one of the reasons his counting stats are so low. He hasn't reached his full potential yet but should be a very good player when he does.
5. CF Luis Alexander Basabe Potential: 80
Basabe is one of Ban's favorite prospects. He is a scout's dream. He projects to have above average contact and he has tremendous power potential. He has a respectable eye and is an average fielder. He has very good speed as well.
4. 3B Yoan Moncada Potential: 74
Moncada was recently acquired in a trade from Cuba. He is above average in pretty much everything and in his short time with the organization has already figured out Double-A pitching. He could see a move to Triple-A very shortly.
3. SS Brendan Rodgers Potential: 80
Another one of my favorite prospects, Rodgers was acquired via trade. He was the third pick in this last draft and has amazing potential. Above average contact, tremendous power, and a capable defense are just some of the things that make Rodgers great.
2. 1B Joey Gallo Potential: 71
Gallo has some of the best power in all of baseball. Rating 70/80 currently with the potential to be 80/80. His contact is below average but his power more than makesup for it. He's a masher.
1. 3B Kris Bryant Potential: 75
Bryant was recently acquired in a trade with the Cubs. Bryant has great power potential as well as a great contact potential as well. He should be a stud sooner rather than later.