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Top 30 PuRPs: Winter Edition

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Without further ado, your Purple Row Top 30 Colorado Rockies Prospects:

  1. Troy Tulowitzki 477
  2. Chris Iannetta  445
  3. Franklin Morales  437
  4. Ian Stewart  420
  5. Jason Hirsh  402
  6. Dexter Fowler  397
  7. Ubaldo Jimenez  396
  8. Joe Koshansky  360
  9. Greg Reynolds  344
  10. Jeff Baker  317
  11. Juan Morillo  316
  12. Seth Smith  308
  13. Jonathan Herrera  267
  14. Samuel Deduno  221
  15. Eric Young Jr  220
  16. Chaz Roe  217
  17. Hector Gomez  203
  18. Shane Lindsay  194
  19. Oscar Rivera  179
  20. Chris Nelson  173
  21. Corey Wimberly  161
  22. Josh Sullivan  150
  23. Brandon Hynick  104
  24. Ching Lung Lo 67
  25. Joe Gaetti 67
  26. Jeff Salazar  62
  27. Andrew Johnston 62
  28. Matthew Miller  60
  29. Pedro Strop  55
  30. Aneury Rodriguez  53
And just barely missing the cut:

31. Cole Garner  52

I'll give some general thoughts and impressions and then later in the comments I'll list the others that received votes.

I'm pretty satisfied with the results of this poll as far as the top 30 goes. It has some balance between projection and performance, with all of the inclusions at least having a decent shot of making the majors if they haven't already done so. I am curious why Daniel Mayora continues to be left off of so many people's lists. He finished as the #34 prospect here, but he's the only Rockies prospect that BA had in a league top 20 (NWL #15) to be excluded from our list. To compare, two prospects we did include, right handers Pedro Strop and Brandon Hynick, were rated the 17th and 19th best prospects respectively in the Pioneer League -a lower classification- and our #30, Aneury Rodriguez, missed the cut in the NWL top 20 while Mayora made it. Anyway, I've got some errands to run, but I'll be back later with the rest of the also-rans.