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Rockies’ Brendan Rodgers named No. 14 overall prospect according to FanGraphs

Rockies landed five prospects on FanGraphs’ Top 100 list

Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs released his Top 100 Prospects list today and it featured five Colorado Rockies farmhands. Brendan Rodgers was, once again, the top rated Rockies prospect, coming in at No. 14 overall. Four other Rockies prospects made the top 100: right handed pitcher Riley Pint (no. 31), righty Jeff Hoffman (no. 47), righty Germán Márquez (no. 52), and outfielder Raimel Tapia (no. 90).

Rodgers, who finished first in our latest PuRPs polling, hit .281/.342/.480 at Low-A Asheville last season, his first full professional season. Of the shortstop, Longenhagen had this to say:

Note how the tool grades compare to those of [No. 7 overall prospect and Yankees shortstop] Gleyber Torrres. Rodgers has a bit less bat control, isn’t quite as flashy a defender and is barbecuing in the low minors for a bit longer, but the physical traits to hit, hit for power and play a viable shortstop are all there. And Rodgers’ track record of hitting at or above his age level dates back to 2013, so I think the profile is relatively stable compared to other position prospects in the lower minors.

Longenhagen organizes his lists into tiers sorted by Future Value, which are based on the 20-80 scouting scale. Rodgers was given a FV of 60, or a plus major leaguer. Riley Pint (No. 3 PuRP), Jeff Hoffman (No. 2 PuRP), and Germán Márquez (No. 5 PuRP) were all rated as 55 FV, or above average major leaguers. Raimel Tapia (No. 4 PuRP) and Kyle Freeland (No. 8 PuRP, though left off Longenhagen’s top 100) we rated as 50+ FV, or as average regulars.