2012 Colorado Rockies Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Colorado Rockies Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Colorado Rockies Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Drew Pomeranz LHP
Born: 11/12/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Colorado Rockies
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 4-3, 1.78ERA, 101IP, 38BB, 119K, .189BAA
MAJORS: 2-1, 5.40ERA, 18.1IP, 5BB, 13K, .271BAA

#2 Nolan Arenado 3B
Born: 4/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 32(2B), 3(3B), 20HR, 122RBI

#3 Wilin Rosario C
Born: 2/23/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Colorado Rockies
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .249, 15(2B), 3(3B), 21HR, 48RBI
MAJORS: .204, 3(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 8RBI (11 hits in 54 at-bats)

#4 Chad Bettis RHP
Born: 4/26/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: 12-5, 3.34ERA, 169.2IP, 45BB, 184K, .225BAA

#5 Trevor Story SS
Born: 11/15/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Casper Ghosts
2011 Combined Stats: .268, 8(2B), 2(3B), 6HR, 28RBI, 13SB

#6 Tim Wheeler OF
Born: 1/21/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Tulsa Drillers
2011 Combined Stats: .287, 28(2B), 6(3B), 33HR, 86RBI, 21SB

#7 Charlie Blackmon OF
Born: 7/1/1986
Highest Level Reached: MLB Colorado Rockies
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .337, 19(2B), 4(3B), 10HR, 49RBI, 12SB
MAJORS: .255, 1(2B), 1HR, 8RBI, 5SB (25 hits in 97 at-bats)

#8 Tyler Matzek LHP
Born: 10/19/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: 5-7, 6.22ERA, 97IP, 96BB, 111K, .225BAA

#9 Kyle Parker OF
Born: 9/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Asheville Tourists
2011 Combined Stats: .285, 23(2B), 1(3B), 21HR, 95RBI

#10 Christian Friedrich LHP
Born: 7/8/1987
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Tulsa Drillers
2011 Combined Stats: 6-10, 5.00ERA, 133.1IP, 43BB, 103K, .286BAA

#11 Tyler Anderson LHP
Born: 12/30/1989
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#12 Cristhian Adames SS
Born: 7/26/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Asheville Tourists
2011 Combined Stats: .273, 17(2B), 2(3B), 8HR, 44RBI

#13 Rosell Herrera SS
Born: 10/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Casper Ghosts
2011 Combined Stats: .284, 6(2B), 8(3B), 6HR, 34RBI

#14 Edwar Cabrera LHP
Born: 10/20/1987
Highest Level Reached: High-A Modesto Nuts
2011 Combined Stats: 8-3, 3.34ERA, 167IP, 41BB, 217K, .244BAA

#15 Corey Dickerson OF
Born: 5/22/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Asheville Tourists
2011 Combined Stats: .282, 27(2B), 5(3B), 32HR, 87RBI, 9SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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