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Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 15 to 11

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Five High-A players (including one recently promoted to Double-A) sit just outside the Top 10

It’s time to enter the top half of the mid-season 2021 Purple Row Prospects (PuRPs) list. Previously we had PuRPs 30-26, 25-21, and 20-16. As a reminder, in this edition of the PuRPs poll, 23 ballots were cast, with 30 points granted for a first place vote, 29 for second, etc.

For each player on the PuRPs list, I’ll include a link to individual stats and contract status (via Baseball-Reference), PuRPs voting stats, a note on the 2021 season to date, and a scouting report from a national prospect writer where possible. For what it’s worth, I’ll also include where I put each player on my personal ballot. All ages are as of the date the article is posted.

15. Grant Lavigne (323 points, 23 ballots) — Preseason Ranking: 9 — High Ballot 6, Mode Ballot 15

How did he enter the organization?

2018 Competitive Balance Round A, Bedford HS (NH)

Why did he make the PuRPs list?

Lavigne has the draft pedigree (42nd pick overall in the 2018 draft, over-slot $2 million bonus) and offensive tools to garner PuRP consideration. The 6’4”, 220-pound, 21-year-old righty-throwing, lefty-hitting first baseman displayed not only a strong feel for hitting but also excellent plate discipline, walking more than he struck out and doing damage when the ball was in the zone in his 2018 debut.

Lavigne took a step back in 2019 at Low-A as his slugging dropped by over 200 points, though he still took enough walks for a 104 wRC+. That wasn’t quite good enough to get a High-A assignment out of the gate in 2021, especially with the presence of fellow PuRP Michael Toglia at the same position in High-A. As such, Lavigne repeated the Low-A level, where he was about league average in age.

In 308 PAs with Fresno, Lavigne continued to draw walks (12.7% of the time) but also found enough power to get to a line of .281/.388/.442 with 24 extra base hits and seven steals in nine attempts (121 wRC+). After starting off slow with a .652 OPS in May, Lavigne heated up to a .886 OPS in June and .922 OPS in July. On August 3rd, Lavigne got the promotion to High-A in lockstep with Toglia earning a bump to Double-A. In 41 PAs so far with Spokane, Lavigne’s .278/.366/.417 line is good for a 115 wRC+ against pitchers who are 1.9 years older on average.

Here is some video of Lavigne from April 2019 courtesy of 2080 Baseball:

What do the scouts say?

Lavigne ranks 12th in Colorado’s system in MLB.com’s system ranking:

At his best, Lavigne’s strengths as a left-handed hitter are his knowledge of the strike zone and his ability to drive the ball to all fields. While he drew a lot of walks in 2019, he was too passive at the plate and missed too many good pitches to hit. He also got pull-happy and tried to sell out for power, leading to a spike in strikeouts, instead of just letting his natural strength and bat speed do the work. At instructs, he looked more like the 2018 version than the lost ’19 edition, making more hard contact and using the entire field more consistently.

It will be Lavigne’s bat that will carry him to the big leagues, as he’s definitely a first baseman only with a below-average arm. The Rockies are optimistic he righted the ship last fall and hope the reps of a full season will fully get him back on track.

Baseball America also ranked Lavigne 12th in the system in their preseason look:

Lavigne possesses a beautiful lefthanded swing. It makes surprisingly little impact given his large 6-foot-4 frame, but he has a chance to increasingly hit for power as he fills out. Lavigne has excellent strike zone discipline, giving him an intriguing combination of patience and power potential. The Rockies believe he’ll be an impact hitter as he gains confidence and experience. Lavigne needs work defensively at first base. He’s a good athlete for his size and has a strong work ethic, but his hands and footwork need a lot of work for him to become average.

FanGraphs was pretty down on Lavigne after the 2019 campaign, dropping him all the way down to 21st in the system in their March look with a FV 40 designation:

Lavigne still has a sound approach, a big, strong frame, and a good-looking uppercut swing, but his bat path is grooved and the scouts who saw him at instructs have concerns about how much contact he’s capable of making. His swing enables him to turn on fastballs left up and in, which is atypical for a hitter this size, but he struggles to connect with stuff up and away from him and that’s where a lot of fastballs live nowadays. His age, approach, present power, and frame have me holding over his FV from last year but this is a prospect whose 2021 on-paper performance feels pretty important.

When’s he going to get to the Rockies and how good will he be once he’s there?

Lavigne is exactly the type of prospect which I am doomed to rank lower than the electorate at large: a first base-only bat who hits well at lower levels. That profile puts a lot of pressure on the bat, naturally, and is made even riskier by the fact that Lavigne hasn’t gotten many reps to provide the polish to the hit and power tools needed to succeed.

The 2021 season has been a decent one for Lavigne, but since this really is a bat-only profile (albeit one with excellent plate discipline), he’ll need to show better than that in the upper minors to leap up a tier in my eyes. I ranked him 19th on my list as a 40 FV player, but I’m rooting for him to prove that pessimism to be misguided. Lavigne will get another year in 2022 to prove he belongs on the 40-man roster, presumably with some split among High-A and Double-A, before a possible MLB debut in 2023.

★ ★ ★

14. Ryan Feltner (336 points, 22 ballots) — Preseason Ranking: 25 — High Ballot 10, Mode Ballot 11

How did he enter the organization?

2018 4th Round, Ohio State University

Why did he make the PuRPs list?

Feltner has been one of the best pitchers in the system in 2021. The 24-year-old right-hander had an excellent professional debut in 2018 but had some poor homer luck (and was ejected from one start for applying pine tar to his glove, for which he received a two-week suspension) in 2019 that led to an unimpressive ERA at Low-A. Nonetheless, that performance as well as some notable command improvements Feltner made during the pandemic shutdown gave the Rockies confidence to start him in 2021 at High-A Spokane.

In Spokane against competition who was about 0.7 years younger on average, Feltner showed those command improvements had some staying power. Over seven starts, Feltner threw 37 13 frames of 2.17 ERA ball with a 1.18 WHIP and a strong 10.8 K/9 rate against a 4.3 BB/9 rate (4.42 xFIP). That was enough for Feltner to get the bump up to Double-A in mid-June, where he is 0.7 years younger than league average.

Feltner has had 10 starts so far with Hartford, and so far the results are strong there too. In 61 IP, he is posting a 2.95 ERA (4.12 xFIP) with a 1.28 WHIP, 9.6 K/9 rate, and 3.0 BB/9 rate. After seeing his usage metered early on in his professional career, Feltner has gone at least six innings in his last six starts (including a seven-inning, two-hit, no-run, nine-strikeout gem on August 4th).

Here’s some tape on Feltner from 2019 courtesy of 2080 Baseball:

What do the scouts say?

Feltner ranks 23rd in the system according to MLB.com as a 40 FV player:

The progress Feltner made in workouts over the summer and then at instructs revolved around his delivery and ability to command his power stuff. He was 95-97 mph with his fastball at instructs and his slider played a lot better than it did in 2019, an 86-87 mph breaking ball with better action and lateness to it. He’s always had a good changeup with good fade.

Feltner shortened up his arm circle in back, allowing him to get to a more consistent release point and he was repeating his delivery more last fall. That helped his stuff tick up while he was able to command his pitches relatively well. He has the stuff to start, but if the command gains don’t stick, his fastball-slider combination could be really nasty in shorter stints. They highlight Feltner’s fastball as plus (60 grade) with a 50 changeup and 50 control.

Baseball America predicted a breakout from Feltner in their preseason look at the system as they ranked him 20th:

Feltner has power stuff with a fastball that ranges from 94-97 mph and averaged 95 mph during instructs. His above-average changeup is his best secondary offering and he made strides with the slider to make it a positionally average pitch. The Rockies lauded the way Feltner used the pandemic-induced layoff to get better in a remote setting. They were particularly pleased with how well he pounded the strike zone in the fall after below-average control had been a concern in the past.

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Feltner has the durability and three-pitch mix to be a starting pitcher. It all comes down to how well he can maintain his control improvements over the course of a full season.

Feltner was ranked 18th in the system for FanGraphs as a FV 40 prospect back in March:

Scouts who saw Feltner during 2020 instructs give him a better shot to stay in the rotation than I did when he was coming out of Ohio State. He was a fastball/changeup relief prospect for me in college but worked with four pitches and average command during instructs. His high-end velos have come down as he was only topping out at 95 in the fall (97 in his draft year), but he now has a backend starter look rather than low-leverage relief.

When’s he going to get to the Rockies and how good will he be once he’s there?

Due in large part to the command improvements he made during the pandemic shutdown and has displayed thus far in 2021, the scouting consensus for Feltner is increasingly that of a back-end starting pitcher, a nice step up from the middle-relief roles he was being assigned a year ago. With his plus fastball and multiple potential good secondary offerings, Feltner has continued to impress in game action even into the upper minors.

Feltner has put himself in strong contention for a 40-man roster spot this offseason and could be a factor in the big leagues as soon as next year. The stuff and results were enough for me to rank Feltner 17th on my personal ballot as a 40+ FV player.

★ ★ ★

13. Helcris Olivarez (418 points, 23 ballots) — Preseason Ranking: 10 — High Ballot 4, Mode Ballot 9, 10, 12, 13

How did he enter the organization?

2016 IFA, Dominican Republic

Why did he make the PuRPs list?

Olivarez possesses perhaps the highest ceiling among Rockies pitching prospects. The 21-year-old 6’3”, 200-pound lefty, who signed back in 2016 for $77k, was protected on the 40-man roster this past offseason after excelling in instructs despite never throwing a pitch in A-ball. That’s because of his bat-missing repertoire that includes a mid-90s fastball from the left side and an above average curve, as well as his smooth delivery.

Olivarez was named Colorado’s top pitching prospect at the alternate site last year by MLB.com. In the linked article, former Rockies AGM of Player Development Zach Wilson had this to say about Olivarez:

He’s only pitched in rookie ball and at times he looked like he could get big league hitters out ... The consistency isn’t there yet, but he’s always 95-97 mph with his fastball, at times he has a plus curve — it’s going to be solid plus with consistency — and the same with his changeup ... He was opening the eyes of guys who’d played in Double- and Triple-A and they were asking where this guy came from ... He’s as exciting as Ubaldo Jiménez and Franklin Morales were coming up. He’s a bit of an under-the-radar chance to be a star starting pitcher. His stuff is that good.

Coming off that 40-man roster appointment, Olivarez was assigned straight to High-A Spokane, where he is a full 3.3 years younger than league average. It’s been a struggle for him in Spokane, where he has averaged less than five innings per start (78 23 IP in 18 starts). Olivarez has a 6.52 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 6.8 BB/9 rate, though his 10.3 K/9 rate is excellent and his 5.44 xFIP indicates he’s been a bit unlucky so far.

It’s easy to see that line and be discouraged given the glowing reports Olivarez has gotten above and from national scouts, but he spent most of the year at age 20 in High-A, a very aggressive assignment for his age. There are flashes of the pitcher the Rockies saw at the alternate site, including Olivarez’s most recent start, in which he went six scoreless innings with two hits allowed (with five walks though) and seven strikeouts.

Here’s some video of Olivarez from extended spring training in 2019 courtesy of FanGraphs, including some slo-mo looks at his delivery:

What do the scouts say?

John Trupin of Baseball Prospectus highlighted Olivarez in a profile back in early June:

Colorado came in 29th in this year’s preseason organizational rankings, with just three pitchers in their top 10 prospects. Olivarez has the tools to rise up in those rankings, but in my look this week he was too inconsistent to let his positive traits shine.

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The 6-foot-3 lefty has a sturdy lower half and a solid frame, but his arm action is long and his low three-quarters release flew open frequently against lefties and righties alike in my recent look. His delivery overall seemed athletic and repeatable, so I suspect a tightening of his arm action could yield better command. But by consistently falling behind in counts, Olivarez spent much of the game setting up hitters in fastball counts. The fastball was a solid four-seam, sitting 95-96 and topping 97 multiple times on the broadcast. I saw several above-average hard changeups at 89-91, as the Rockies are wont to encourage in their arms, but the pitch’s location was erratic. The best of the cambios got several inches of sharp drop, and was his most effective swing-and-miss pitch by a significant margin. I did not see Olivarez hit his target with his curveball until the fourth inning; the high-70s offering did not seem like a competitive pitch. It had get-me-over traits but lacked the consistency of location to serve that purpose.

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Despite the shaky results so far this year, Olivarez has what many lefties struggle with already: a toolkit for making righties swing and miss. As long as his command remains this poor, however, it’s moot. Compounding the issue, without a slider or other deceptive breaking ball, he’s disappointingly ill-suited to shutting down left-handed batters. With all that in mind, at just 20-years-old, there’s still plenty of time for one of the youngest pitchers in High-A to add to his arsenal and turn some heads.

In the scouting report accompanying the above video, FanGraphs ranked Olivarez 9th in the system back in March with a 40+ Future Value grade:

We’ve learned the hard way that graceful deliveries do not always foreshadow improvement to control and command, so I’m not totally sold that Olivarez will develop cogent strike-throwing ability even though his mechanics are silky smooth. He does have tremendous stuff for his age, already sitting in the mid-90s (94-96, touch 98 during 2021 spring training) early during his outings and flashing a plus curveball. There’s arguably too much velocity separation between the heater and curveball for the latter to be effective right now, but it has bat-missing depth and shape. Similar to his presently poor feel for location, Olivarez lacks changeup feel. Many things — holding the velo deep into games, mechanical consistency, a sharper curveball, a much better changeup — need to progress for Olivarez to attain what appears to be massive potential when you consider his arm strength, frame, and proclivity for spin.

Finally, MLB.com ranks Olivarez 7th in the system currently:

At 6-foot-3 and around 200 pounds, Olivarez has the prototypical pitcher’s body teams covet, especially coming from the left side. He consistently sat 95-97 mph at the alternate site and instructs in 2020, complementing it with good feel for spinning a power curve, which shows glimpses of being a plus pitch and he continues to work on his changeup, which does show good action at times.

More than anything, Olivarez needs to work on gaining more consistency, especially in repeating his delivery in a controlled way. He’s generally around the strike zone, but he can get sped up, leading to a loss in command. The Rockies love his work ethic and baseball IQ, giving more confidence he’ll be able to reach what appears to be a very high ceiling.

The evaluation is highlighted by a 65 grade on the fastball and a 55 on the curve.

When’s he going to get to the Rockies and how good will he be once he’s there?

Olivarez clearly has the stuff to excite scouts and to pitch in the front half of a rotation. His command struggles thus far in High-A have put the brakes on the fast train up to the big leagues, but I suspect Olivarez will be in MLB before his three option years are up (by the end of 2023) so the Rockies can figure out if he can get big league hitters out. The mid to front of rotation profile presented by Olivarez, despite the command issues, was enough for me to rank Olivarez 13th on my personal ballot with a 40+ FV grade.

★ ★ ★

12. Ezequiel Tovar (437 points, 23 ballots) — Preseason Ranking: 28 — High Ballot 5, Mode Ballot 9, 13

How did he enter the organization?

2017 IFA, Venezuela

Why did he make the PuRPs list?

Tovar has arguably had the biggest breakout in the system this year, going from a fringe PuRP in the preseason to a no doubt player to watch in the system. The 6-foot, 162-pound Venezuelan shortstop, who signed for $800k back in 2017, only just turned 20 a couple weeks ago and is now playing in High-A after an excellent showing in Low-A.

It’s not completely surprising, as Tovar provides a very high floor with shortstop defense that has repeatedly gotten him lauded as the best defensive player in the system. Heck, he played in Short Season-A ball in 2019 at the age of 17 as a no-doubt shortstop with a 80 wRC+ — two levels higher than most prospects that age. He was stuck in the US during the pandemic, so he stuck around the Rockies complex and added much needed strength with the aim of helping his offensive profile.

Assigned to Low-A Fresno to begin the season, where he was only two years younger than average, Tovar put that new strength to use. Over 326 PAs with Fresno, Tovar hit .309/.346/.510 with 11 home runs and 35 extra base hits while swiping 21 bags in 25 attempts, good for a 117 wRC+. The major detractor was that he didn’t walk much (4% of the time) but he didn’t strike out much either (12%).

The Rockies promoted Tovar two weeks ago to High-A, where he is almost four years younger than league average. It hasn’t gone well there so far in a small sample, where in 42 PAs Tovar has a 24 wRC+ (.179/.220/.231 line). Still, it’s incredible to see a newly-turned 20-year-old get to High-A at a premium defensive position.

Here’s some video of Tovar from this July in Low-A, courtesy of Prospects Live:

What do the scouts say?

Trevor Andresen of Baseball Prospectus checked in on Tovar in mid-June:

A 6-foot, 170 pound shortstop, Tovar shows good rhythm, quick hands, and above-average bat control in the box. The swing decisions are poor, but it seems to be a byproduct of a poor (or nonexistent) approach rather than pitch recognition issues. He seems to pick up spin and off speed, but just gets too swing-happy at times. Increased physicality has led to solid to above-average raw power, and he is starting to tap into it more frequently. With a slightly refined approach, Tovar reasonably projects as a .250-.260 bat with 15-20 home run power.

He’s a plus runner with good actions, range and an above-average arm at shortstop. The hands can get stiff on the occasional routine play, but he can make all the plays and comfortably projects as a solid-average defender there.

Still just 19 years old, Tovar has a clear development path and projects as a solid-average regular at a premium position.

Tovar is currently ranked 19th in the system by MLB Pipeline:

Tovar is, according to some in the organization, a defensive wizard. He has the best actions of any infielder in the system, one who makes routine plays as well as highlight-reel ones. He has a consistently plus arm that he doesn’t feel he has to show off all the time. Though he’ll see time around the infield, there’s no question he can stay at the premium position for a very long time, even if he settles into being more of an average runner.

Tovar’s ceiling is hinged on how his bat, or more specifically, his strength, develops. He gave up switch-hitting to focus on his right-handed swing and he is capable of making consistent contact. There was more impact in his bat at instructs, including a home run at Chase Field in the last game of the fall. He’s always going to be a glove-first infielder, but if that trend with the bat continues, he could be an everyday shortstop instead of just a utility type.

As you would expect by reading that description, Tovar’s profile is headlined by plus grades on his arm (60) and fielding ability (65). The offensive profile (50 hit, 40 power) is less enticing but still indicates future MLB regular potential.

That sentiment is echoed by Fangraphs, who ranked Tovar 15th in the system in March with a 40 FV grade:

Tovar’s prospect foundation is his defense. Already at 18 he was a complete defensive player, both instinctive and fundamentally sound, as well as flashy and acrobatic. He was also so lacking in strength and physical maturity that he needed to ditch switch-hitting because his lefty swing was not viable in games. The requisite physicality has started to come, though, and Tovar actually hooked a ball out of Chase Field late during instructs. He’s on the same developmental timeline as other infielders in this system (Diaz, Carreras) but is a couple years younger. There remains risk that he only develops into a Dixon Machado type of player, but he has a real carrying tool in the defense and the badly-needed muscle discussed in last year’s report looks likes it’s starting to arrive.

When’s he going to get to the Rockies and how good will he be once he’s there?

I’ll grant you this: a defense-first player is not the kind of profile that gets the imagination going. Still, there’s a lot of value in being able to play shortstop well in the big leagues, and Tovar could probably do that now at age 20. Moreover, the offensive ceiling has developed enough (though the offensive approach still needs work) to the point where Tovar might not be a Punch-and-Judy hitter when he arrives in the big leagues over the next 2-3 years.

That’s a potential regular profile with a strong utility floor, which is why I ranked Tovar ninth on my ballot with a 45 FV grade. I expect Tovar will be added to the 40-man roster this offseason, so the Rockies will be encouraged to keep challenging him in 2022 and beyond to tease out what that ceiling might be.

★ ★ ★

11. Brenton Doyle (440 points, 22 ballots) — Preseason Ranking: 12 — High Ballot 7, Mode Ballot 9, 11

How did he enter the organization?

2019 4th Round, Shepherd College

Why did he make the PuRPs list?

Doyle sure looks the part. The 23-year-old righty outfielder, who signed for an above slot $500k, boasts a 6’3”, 200-pound frame with plus athleticism that is more reminiscent of a football player. Doyle came from a D2 school, so the biggest knock on him from scouts who’d heard of him was that he’d been feasting on bad pitching. Then he promptly won the batting title in the Pioneer League in 2019 with a 185 wRC+.

Even more exciting than the production for me were the scouting reports that flowed in once national prospect gurus finally got a chance to evaluate Doyle against more advanced pitching. He moved from outside top prospect lists entirely to the Top 10 of the system really quick, especially after the praise he garnered during fall instructs from former AGM of Player Development Zach Wilson:

“His body is in great shape and it’s playing out that way on the field. He’s spraying the ball all over the place, he has easy raw power. It’s a different sound off of his bat. He’s a 55-60 runner, he can play every outfield position — he’s played mostly right field here — and he easily has a 65 arm. He’s screaming Major League player.”

That development paid off with an assignment straight to High-A, which is age appropriate for Doyle. With Spokane, Doyle has shown flashes of the elite athleticism and tools which get scouts excited, but he’s also struggled with swing and miss, especially against breaking balls. Indeed, he’s tied for fifth in the league in hits and second in strikeouts (31.6% K%). In 326 PAs for Spokane, Doyle is hitting .261/.320/.418 with 10 HR, 25 XBH, and is 16/19 in SB attempts. Put it all together and you get a league average offensive line (98 wRC+) assembled in a way that is hardly average.

In terms of video, we’re limited to snippets of Doyle taken by (what I assume is) his family, including this snippet uploaded last year, where you can see Doyle’s stooped/open stance:

What do the scouts say?

Baseball Prospectus (who ranked ranked Doyle 7th in the system in their preseason look) provided a July dispatch on Doyle via Kevin Johnson:

[Doyle] has a balanced, solid, athletic build with room for good growth and shows average or better tools across the board, highlighted by his plus raw power and plus speed. In my recent viewings, the right hander stands upright and relaxed with a slightly open stance. He has a short load with some lift to his swing, which has created some swing-and-miss, specifically with breaking pitches down in the zone. Doyle’s 70 hits slot him at number four in the league; however, he’s also tallied 91 strikeouts, which currently leads. While there has been some up and down offensively, the net results have been better than average.

Projecting a future 50 hit tool, Doyle began the season hitting .280 for the month of May, followed by a Mendoza-flirting .211 for the month of June. Doyle has since regained his rhythm, posting a .303 average and .838 OPS thus far for the month of July. The strong and agile outfielder has been making slight adjustments with his stance throughout the year, opening or closing his front side a bit in an effort to better free up his hands and barrel pitches to all fields. His plus athleticism and strong hands should allow him to continue making the necessary adjustments to keep his bat path in the zone longer and reduce his strikeout rate below 30 percent.

Defensively, Doyle profiles nicely in center field; however, his plus speed, plus arm, easy actions and efficient routes allow him to fit well at any outfield position.

Fangraphs ranked Doyle 6th in their March system ranking as a 45 FV prospect:

[Doyle] is built like an old school, run-stopping strong safety at a physical 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He runs well, has plus raw power, and after the 2019 draft, against the best pitching he’d ever faced in his life, Doyle hit .383/.477/.611 in the Pioneer League. Some of that is due to the league’s hitting environment, but his physical ability was evident even on a field with other pro athletes, and his ball/strike recognition and ability to spoil pitchers’ pitches were much better than anticipated considering how few quality arms he had seen to that point. Two scouts who saw Rockies instructs mentioned that they’ll be curious to see how he deals with upper-level breaking stuff but think he can hit velo, hit it with power without compromising contact, and play center field.

MLB.com also ranks Doyle 6th in the system:

Doyle stands out for his athleticism, his premium conditioning and his very loud tools. He certainly looks the part and in terms of his frame and strength, looked like a big leaguer on a rehab assignment during instructs the last two years. Big and spread out in the box in college, Doyle is now more upright, allowing him to use his legs better and leverage the ball more frequently. Having more time to see the pitch and make decisions has also helped his pitch recognition, giving him a better chance to get to his plus raw power consistently.

Doyle’s plus speed should continue to allow him to steal some bases and it also contributes to his above-average defense in the outfield, where the Rockies think he could stick in center field but also know one of the best arms in the systems would profile well in right. The power-speed combination reminds some of Preston Wilson with the organization excited about seeing what Doyle can do as he moves up.

That evaluation is headlined by a plus (60) speed and arm evaluation, with the other three tools coming in at 50-55. The Fangraphs evaluation also gives him 60 raw power and speed grades.

When’s he going to get to the Rockies and how good will he be once he’s there?

Doyle’s athleticism and tools make him an exciting prospect, though the approach’s deficiencies are starting to appear against higher level pitching. His ability to play center field or a strong right field as a MLB regular is enticing, and if he can make adjustments to keep the swing and miss in his game down against better spin, Doyle will get to the Show by 2023 or 2024. I was the high man in the electorate on Doyle, ranking him seventh on my personal ballot with a 45 FV designation because I’m a believer in the tools/production combo and because he is one of the few prospects in this system who has star potential.

★ ★ ★

Tomorrow, we get into the top ten of the mid-season 2021 PuRPs list!