The Rockies organization landed six prospects in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, released Friday. Brendan Rodgers at number 12 is the first Rockies prospect on the list, followed by Jon Gray at 33, David Dahl at 46, Ryan McMahon at 48, Jeff Hoffman at 52 and Forrest Wall at 90. Check out Bobby DeMuro’s break down of each of the Rockies prospects represented in this post from yesterday.
Notably left off of the Top 100 list are 2015 draftee Mike Nikorak and exciting #8 prospect in the Rockies organization, Raimel Tapia.
It’s no secret that the Rockies’ farm system is among the best in the business right now, but how does it stack up against the competition? The Rockies’ six Top 100 prospects are just one player shy of matching the Phillies system’s seven. Additionally, the Rockies racked up the second most Prospect Points of all clubs with 325, behind only the Texas Rangers’ 353.
Click here to watch MLB Pipeline's Tim McMaster, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the six Rockies to make the list.
Parker remains with Rockies, sent to Triple-A - Rockies.com
The Kyle Parker era may not be over just yet. On Friday it was announced that 26-year old Parker had cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque. Parker, the Rockies first-round pick in 2011 has yet to get his swing figured out at the major league level despite possessing an intriguing amount of power. The move lifts Parker from the Rockies’ 40-man roster, freeing a spot for recent free agent pick up, Gerardo Parra.
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs presents a compelling case for Jake McGee’s fit in Denver. Using wOBA to compare home-road splits, Sullivan notes a trend that pegs fastball pitchers as the seemingly most immune to the effects of Coors Field. This bodes well not only for McGee -- who threw the highest percentage of fastballs of any MLB pitcher last year -- but for recent signee, Jason Motte, who isn’t far behind him. Indeed, it does appear that the Rockies could be on to something here, but only time will tell.
Rays make another savvy move - Sports on Earth
Tim Healy of Sports On Earth praises Thursday’s Rockies-Rays trade as yet another steal for Tampa Bay GM Matthew Silverman. With the addition of Dickerson, the Rays acquire much-needed pop against right handed pitching. Dickerson will split time in left field with Desmond Jennings — whose .273 average against lefties is only slightly better than Dickerson’s .264 — but assures his dismal .240 average against righties is kept out of the lineup.
Listen to Silverman discuss the Dickerson trade here.
Veteran second baseman Howie Kendrick is set to remain in Los Angeles, per reports that he and the Dodgers have reached a 2-year, $20M agreement that will protect him through the 2017 season. The 32-year old Kendrick slashed .364/.417/.582 with 12 RBI in 14 games against the Rockies last season.