Another day, another prospect list, another prospect list headed by Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers can now safely claim to the consensus top prospect in the system, as he’s gotten top ranking from FanGraphs, Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and now Minor League Ball (courtesy of John Sickels). We’ll have to adjust, but it’s going to be fun to see what kind of numbers Rodgers can put up in High A Lancaster, a friendly place to be a hitter.
This list goes 20 deep, and the top 10 has the players who’ve become the usual suspects. As opposed to Baseball Prospectus’s list, which came out yesterday, Forrest Wall remains in the top 10 here. He’s there in Antonio Senzatela’s stead, who ranked eight in BP’s list but comes in at 16 here.
Another difference is that Germán Márquez is ranked fourth in the Minor League Ball list, which makes their view closer to Baseball America’s. Márquez was the eleventh man for BP.
Sickels also gives grades to each prospect. Overall, there are a lot of players around the “chance to enjoy successful careers” grade. That might sound like damning with faint praise, until you remember just how many prospects never make it there.
Ben Macaluso continues counting down players from the Rockies’ recent and distant past. Royce Clayton is distant. Not only did his single season with the Rockies come in 2004, but that was Royce Clayton’s fourteenth major-league season. Relatedly, it’s been a long time since I’ve thought much about Royce Clayton.