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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.

The state of the Colorado Rockies farm system

The system is still bottom-tier, but it’s much-improved from 2020

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: Top 30 summary

Zac Veen, Ryan Rolison, Benny Montgomery, Michael Toglia and Elehuris Montero round out the top five in mid-season voting.

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 5 to 1

Three familiar faces and two brand new ones round out this year’s addition of Purple Row’s top prospects list

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 10 to 6

We’ve cracked the Top 10!

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

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

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 20 to 16

Three pitchers and two position players round out the Roarin’ PuRPs 20’s

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 25-21

Four position players and a RHP round out the first tier of 2021 mid-season PuRPs

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 30-26

Some old friends and new faces kick off the full PuRPs list!

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: Nos. 35 to 31

The honorable mentions list

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, mid-season 2021: numbers 59-36

Time for the summer edition of Purple Row’s bi-annual top prospect countdown!