The Colorado Rockies are ranked No. 8 on ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law's farm system rankings, which were published on Wednesday.
Colorado boasts up to five potential top 100 prospects in its system, which will likely be topped in Law's rankings by Jon Gray and also includes David Dahl, Eddie Butler, Kyle Freeland, Raimel Tapia, Ryan McMahon and others. Last year, Gray, Butler, Dahl and Rosell Herrera were ranked in Law's overall top 100. Herrera might fall off this year, but Freeland and Tapia could move into the rankings.
Here's what Law had to say about the Rockies' system heading into 2015:
I called the Rockies "sneaky good" last year and ranked them No. 8 at that time, and I actually like the system a little more this year, despite injury setbacks that affected four of their top six guys.
Strong pro debuts from their top few picks from 2014 also boosted their stock.
Gray, Butler, Herrera and Murphy are the four players Law referred to as having injury setbacks, though Gray's was more just normal wear-down late in his first full professional season.
Our top two Rockies prospects will be unveiled this week, with a recap of the list coming shortly thereafter.