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Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2019: Top 30 summary

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Here’s the full top 30 list

After revealing the Purple Row community’s Colorado Rockies top prospect list over the last couple weeks, it’s time to show the whole list at once with some voting stats. I’ll also have some thoughts on the state of the system later this week to conclude the series.

Without further ado, here is the full mid-season 2019 Top 30 PuRPs list, including some voting stats:

Mid-Season 2019 PuRPs List

Rank Player Total # Ballots High Ballot Mode Ballot Position ETA
Rank Player Total # Ballots High Ballot Mode Ballot Position ETA
1 Brendan Rodgers 865 29 1 (26) 1 SS/2B/3B Now
2 Peter Lambert 816 29 1 (3) 2 RHP Now
3 Ryan Rolison 788 29 2 3,4 LHP 2021
4 Colton Welker 780 29 2 4 3B 2020
5 Grant Lavigne 725 29 2 7 1B 2022
6 Michael Toglia 677 29 4 5 1B 2022
7 Terrin Vavra 637 29 5 9 SS 2021
8 Ryan Vilade 605 28 4 6 SS/3B 2021
9 Tyler Nevin 547 29 6 9,11 1B/3B 2020
10 Ben Bowden 519 27 4 11 LHP 2020
11 Aaron Schunk 516 29 6 10 3B 2022
12 Rico Garcia 500 28 6 12 RHP 2020
13 Karl Kauffmann 459 27 3 12,16 RHP 2022
14 Sam Hilliard 410 26 7 17 OF 2019
15 Yonathan Daza 408 27 6 12 OF Now
16 Ryan Castellani 381 26 6 10,11,20,21 RHP 2020
17 Riley Pint 305 28 6 21,23 RHP 2022
18 Eddy Diaz 295 22 7 14 2B/SS 2023
19 Mitchell Kilkenny 283 26 8 29 RHP 2022
20 Jesus Tinoco 273 23 8 20,25 RHP Now
21 Breiling Eusebio 235 16 3 9,16 LHP 2022
22 Tommy Doyle 226 22 7 27 RHP 2021
23 Roberto Ramos 216 23 12 25,28 1B 2019
24 Justin Lawrence 215 21 13 21 RHP 2020
25 Brian Mundell 165 17 10 23 1B 2019
26 Vince Fernandez 156 16 3 21,28 OF 2020
27 Bladimir Restituyo 156 14 10 10,27 2B/SS/OF 2023
28 Josh Fuentes 149 12 10 18,19 1B/3B Now
29 Ryan Feltner 114 16 15 20,23,24,29 RHP 2022
30 Brenton Doyle 104 16 17 26 OF 2022

It was yet another easy top prospect ranking for Brendan Rodgers in this edition of the PuRPs poll, receiving 26 of 29 first place votes. This is his sixth top PuRP honors in a row. In all, 9 players were listed on every ballot, including the top 7.

As a reminder, 30 points were granted for a first place vote, 29 for second, etc. Until a player was named on 10 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 wasn’t applied to any 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 as well as the write-ups of the honorable mention PuRPs. One tie was broken in the top 30 and several more in the lower reaches of the list.

There was a pretty good consensus about the top 20 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 at least 22 of the ballots.

Some more notes:

  • A record-tying 71 players received at least one vote for this PuRPs list (up from 60 last time), 55 got mentioned on multiple ballots (up from 50), 33 were named on at least 10 ballots (and therefore were unmodified), and all PuRPs were named on at least 12 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 pre-season 2019 list. The new PuRPs are Michael Toglia (6), Aaron Schunk (11), Karl Kauffmann (13), Eddy Diaz (18), Mitchell Kilkenny (19), Bladimir Restituyo (27), and Brenton Doyle (30). Only Kilkenny had previously been a PuRP on a prior list.

Breaking the list down by position, there are 13 pitchers (9 of them are nominally starters with a couple being a question mark, 11 are righties, two are southpaws, and three are in the top 10), four outfielders, eight corner infielders, five middle infielders, and zero catchers.

There are 11 PuRPs currently in the major leagues or Triple-A (including three of the top ten), so it won’t be long before we start seeing some of these guys producing for the Rockies, which will open up room for some new faces on future PuRP lists.