Rockies on Twitter

MCuddy3 is just one of dozens of twitter accounts added to the Rockies list in the last year.

One of the most entertaining and insightful ways to follow the Rockies is to follow the players on Twitter. That has never been more true than now. A year ago at this time, the Rockies had just ONE major leaguer with a twitter account. Due to various moves, now almost one third of the club's 40-man roster has an account:

Rockies 40-man

SP Jeremy Guthrie
SP Drew Pomeranz
SP Alex White
SP Guillermo Moscoso
SP Christian Friedrich
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Michael Cuddyer
OF Charlie Blackmon
C Wilin Rosario
C/IF Jordan Pacheco
2B DJ LeMahieu
2B/CF Eric Young Jr.

The twitter boom also extends to the minor leagues, thanks in part to a large influence of the 2012 draft class. Last year's twitter list had 38 players in total throughout the organization. That number has ballooned to 69. For all the minor leaguers I have found, take the jump.

Prospects*

SP Chad Bettis
OF Tim Wheeler
SS Trevor Story
SP Tyler Matzek
SS Josh Rutledge
OF Kent Matthes
RF Kyle Parker
SP Peter Tago
OF Carl Thomore
RP Daniel Winkler
1B Ben Paulsen
SP Cory Riordan
SP Rob Scahill
OF Delta Cleary Jr

I decided to highlight more prominent names in the minor league system for those with more discerning tastes in their following lists. The names above either have MLB invites for spring training and/or have received acclaim from prominent prospect lists this off-season.

Other Minor Leaguers

3B Matt Argyropoulos
RP Craig Bennigson
RP Russell Brewer
C Lars Davis
RP Alan DeRatt
RP Stephen Dodson
SS Taylor Featherston
SP Tyler Gagnon
RP Alex Gillingham
RP Andy Graham
RP Kyle Hancock
RP Will Harris
IF David Hernandez (de-activated account)
SP Patrick Johnson
RP Bruce Kern
IF Jayson Langfels
OF Chandler Laurent
RP Brad McAtee
OF Roberto Padilla
SP Daniel Perkins
1B Jordan Ribera

OF Brandon Roberts
RP Chad Rose
3B Joseph Sanders
OF Jared Simon
OF Jaron Shepherd
IF Jeff Squier
SP Josh Sullivan
3B Brett Tanos
C Dallas Tarleton
RP Kurt Yacko


Former Rockies Players (Departed since February 2011)

SP Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians)
3B Ian Stewart (Cubs)
C Michael McKenry (Pirates)
RP Casey Weathers (Cubs)

SP Brandon Durden (out of baseball)
OF Cole Garner (Yankees)
C Matt Pagnozzi (Indians)
RP Craig Baker (out of baseball)
RP Daniel Turpen (Twins)
RP Sean Jarrett (Camden Riversharks)
RP Chris Malone (Blue Jays)

Let me know if there are any others I have missed. You can also follow my twitter list of Rockies players and former players.

Updated March 4, 2012

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