clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, midseason 2017: top 30 summary

New, 49 comments

The complete top 30 PuRPs list

After revealing the Purple Row community's Colorado Rockies top prospect list over the last few weeks, it's time to wrap up the series by showing the whole list at once. Without further ado, here is the full midseason 2017 Top 30 PuRPs list, including some voting stats:

Midseason 2017 PuRPs List

Rank Player Total # Ballots High Ballot Mode Ballot ETA
Rank Player Total # Ballots High Ballot Mode Ballot ETA
1 Brendan Rodgers 1,199 40 1 (39) 1 2018
2 Ryan McMahon 1,115 40 1 (1) 3 2018
3 Riley Pint 1,107 40 2 2 2020
4 Raimel Tapia 1,084 39 2 3 Now
5 Peter Lambert 1,011 40 2 6 2019
6 Ryan Castellani 974 40 4 7 2018
7 Colton Welker 936 40 3 7 2020
8 Ryan Vilade 916 40 4 9 2021
9 Tom Murphy 910 40 5 9 Now
10 Yency Almonte 867 40 5 9 2018
11 Sam Howard 667 39 8 11 2018
12 Pedro Gonzalez 650 40 8 12 2021
13 Garrett Hampson 633 38 8 13 2019
14 Dom Nunez 577 37 11 15 2019
15 Jordan Patterson 534 38 6 14 Now
16 Forrest Wall 532 38 9 11 2019
17 Brian Mundell 499 39 9 16 2019
NR Jose Gomez 446 36 10 14,17,19,21 N/A
18 Ben Bowden 443 35 10 17 2019
19 Daniel Montano 400 32 12 18 2022
20 Robert Tyler 323 31 13 19 2020
21 Mike Nikorak 294 30 12 17,25,26 2021
22 Tyler Nevin 253 28 14 23 2020
23 Jairo Diaz 229 26 12 29 Now
24 Will Gaddis 202 23 12 21,27 2021
25 Vince Fernandez 163 25 18 25 2020
NR Alejandro Requena 157 16 11 20,22,27,28 N/A
26 Sam Hilliard 155 22 11 29 2019
27 Jeffri Ocando 142 18 16 20,25,30 2021
28 Tommy Doyle 128 19 17 27 2020
29 Parker French 80.8 13 15 23,25 2018
30 Chad Spanberger 79 19 18 28 2021

It was an easy first place finish for Brendan Rodgers in this edition of the PuRPs poll, his first top billing. He received 39 of 40 first place votes — the other went to #2 Ryan McMahon. The top five players all cleared 1,000 points over the 40 counted ballots. PuRPs Jose Gomez and Alejandro Requena (along with top HM PuRP J.D. Hammer) were traded after polling had closed — they appear here on the list in a non-ranked capacity, but Parker French and Chad Spanberger take their place as PuRPs.

As a reminder, 30 points were granted for a first place vote, 29 for second, etc. Until a player was named on 14 ballots, his vote totals were modified on a sliding scale to avoid an individual ballot having too much say over the community forecast. In this edition of the list this rule was only applied to one player in the top 30. For more info on voting numbers for players that didn't quite make the top 30, please check out the intro post to this edition of the PuRPs list. No ties were broken in the top 30.

There was a pretty good consensus about the top 17 prospects, forming a clear tier of players that the electorate felt were potential MLB impact players by virtue of the fact that they were named on almost every ballot. Indeed, there seemed to be consensus across most of the list, as the bottom four PuRPs were named on fewer than half of the ballots. Looking back on past PuRPs lists, it appears that Colorado's farm system is slightly weaker than it was in preseason thanks to the graduation of four top ten PuRPs — all key members of the big league starting rotation this year.

Some more notes:

  • In all, 13 players were on every ballot, 66 players received at least one vote for this PuRPs list (down from 69 last time), 58 got mentioned on multiple ballots (up from 56), 30 were named on at least 13 ballots (and therefore were unmodified), and all of the top 26 were named on at least half of the ballots, showing that most of the list was more or less agreed upon by the community, if not necessarily the order. Here is a link to the polling thread.
  • In this edition of the PuRPs list there were seven new names compared to the preseason 2017 list. The new PuRPs are Vilade (8), Gaddis (24), Fernandez (25), Hilliard (26), Ocando (27), Doyle (28), and Spanberger (30).

Breaking the list down by position, there are 13 pitchers (11 of them are nominally starters with a couple being a question mark, 11 are righties, two are southpaws, and four are in the top 10), three middle infielders, seven outfielders, two catchers, and five corner infielders. It looks like there are six PuRPs that are in MLB or Triple A currently (including three of the top ten), so it won't be long before we start seeing some of these guys producing as regulars for the Rockies.

With that, I declare the midseason 2017 Purple Row Prospects List complete.