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I've been a Rockies fan since the beginning. I started writing for Purple Row in February 2009, assuming the position of managing editor of the site in October 2012 until December 2014. My current role is as an occasional contributor, editor, and moderator. I'm pleased to have played a role in Purple Row's growth into the best independent fan community for Rockies news and analysis with a great staff of writers and an even better community. I've enjoyed my occasional experiences covering the Rockies from the press box, being a subject matter expert on local radio broadcasts, and getting referenced by the likes of the Denver Post, Yahoo! Sports, and Bill Simmons. I'm a strong believer in common sense and generally view baseball through a dispassionate lens.

Colorado Rockies prospects: Purple Row Prospects polling thread, mid-season 2022

It’s time for the second half of our biannual prospect-ranking tradition!

The state of the Colorado Rockies farm system, April 2022

It’s still not great, but making progress in some key areas

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, pre-season 2022: Top 30 summary

Who made the cut this time around?

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 1, Zac Veen

The second-year outfielder earned 19 of 20 first-place votes

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 2, Benny Montgomery

The Rockies took a risk on the center fielder in 2021. Hopefully that pays off in his first full season of pro ball.

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 3, Drew Romo

The 20-year-old switch-hitting catcher was a risky pick in the 2020 draft, but he has shown well so far in the minors

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 4, Ryan Rolison

The lefty has been rising fast through the ranks, but was badly bitten by the injury bug in 2021 and now 2022

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 5, Elehuris Montero

The infielder came over in the Nolan Arenado trade, and has proven himself with the bat. The glove, however, still needs some work

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 6, Ezequiel Tovar

The 20-year-old shortstop was arguably the biggest breakout prospect of 2021

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 7, Michael Toglia

After an appearance in the Futures Game and the Arizona Fall League in 2021, what does 2022 have in store for the switch hitter out of UCLA?