Baseball America released their updated top 100 prospects list today, and there is good news for Rockies fans. All five prospects that were on the previous list moved up, and two new Rockies were added to the list.
Brendan Rodgers, Riley Pint, Raimel Tapia and Germán Márquez all moved up four spots from their placement on the February top 100 prospects list. There were only two graduations from the top 15 above Rodgers, so his move up is not solely due to player ineligibility.
Jeff Hoffman had the biggest jump of the Rockies prospects already on the top 100, moving up seven places from 36 to 27. While he had his struggles to start the season, he’s already rebounded, and the Baseball America scouts must have liked what they saw.
There were quite a few top prospects who saw their stock drop since the last ranking, so the fact that none of the Rockies dropped is a good sign for development and the future.
The Rockies also placed two new prospects on the list at 75 and 76: Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland. Both had previously been on the outside of the top 100, but their strong major-league debuts catapulted them up the rankings. Their place on the list will be short lived, however, since they will lose prospect eligibility after they reach 50 innings pitched this season.
Here are the rankings for the Rockies prospects in the top 100 (previous ranking in parentheses):
Rodgers 12 (16)
Hoffman 27 (36)
Pint 42 (46)
Tapia 45 (49)
Marquez 49 (53)
Senzatela 75 (nr)
Freeland 76 (nr)