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2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

Doyle emerging for Rockies despite downtime

No. 13 Colorado prospect impresses at fall instructional camp
@AndrewAtBatt
November 25, 2020

When Brenton Doyle hit the field for instructional camp with his fellow Rockies prospects, he knew the layoff from competitive action that lasted from spring to early fall amounted to the longest time away from baseball he could remember. Getting into the batter's box against a pitcher intent on getting

State of the System: Colorado Rockies

Vilade, Rolison working to be part of the future at Coors Field
@AndrewAtBatt
November 4, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Hilliard notches four hits for Rockies

Colorado's No. 12 prospect busts slump with triple, three singles
August 21, 2020

Often times, the simplest ideas are the most effective. Sam Hilliard came into Thursday's game mired in a deep slump and with a plan to merely get the bat to the ball and put it in play. Basic as it may have been, that strategy resulted in his best game

Rockies recall Rodgers for 2020 debut

Shoulder injury cut last season short for Colorado's top prospect
@katiejwoo
August 19, 2020

Brendan Rodgers is finally headed back to the big leagues.

Rockies' Castellani unhittable in debut

No. 18 prospect retires first 12 batters against Mariners
@jtbloss
August 9, 2020

In the 28-year history of the Colorado Rockies, 324 people have pitched for the franchise. Only one had done what Ryan Castellani did Saturday. The Rockies’ No. 18 prospect retired the first 12 batters he faced in his Major League debut against Seattle at T-Mobile Park, setting the tone for

Cream of the crop opening 2020 in the Majors

Best Minors has to offer ready to take their shots in the bigs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 23, 2020

The kids are all grown up. Some of the best and brightest prospects baseball has to offer have found their way onto Major League rosters for the opening of the 2020 season. In a sport in which players are conditioned to pace themselves for a six-month marathon, the 60-game schedule

Prospects in the Rockies' player pool

Infielder Rodgers leads group of Colorado reinforcements
@tylermaun
July 9, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Minor Leaguers open up about big league dads

Prospects share stories about favorite times with famous fathers
@katiejwoo
June 21, 2020

To commemorate Father's Day, MiLB.com asked Minor Leaguers whose dads played in the big leagues to share their favorite stories, memories and advice. Some reminisced about childhood, while others recalled moments in their own baseball careers. Some are even dads themselves. All had one thing in common: they consider their

Goudeau poised for more success with Rockies

After career season, No. 26 prospect ready to take next steps
@AndrewAtBatt
June 8, 2020

Ashton Goudeau headed into the 2019 season and admittedly was looking -- and able -- to reset. After all, he had been traded the previous spring from the Royals to the Mariners, then became a free agent after the season concluded. Joining the Rockies as Minor League free agent, it

Ready and waiting: Brendan Rodgers

Top Rockies prospect walks long road back from shoulder injury
June 3, 2020

Players at all levels of the Minor Leagues missed significant playing time in 2019 due to injury only to have their return interrupted by the global pandemic. Each week, MiLB.com checks in on an elite prospect’s road back from injury. First up is Colorado Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers. A little

Not just passing through: Tourists endure

Asheville's unique nickname dates back more than a century
@tylermaun
May 20, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the South

PCL witnesses ties for first time in 20 years

New Orleans, Fresno draws mark league's first deadlocks since 1996
May 30, 2016

It had been 20 years since there was a tie in the Pacific Coast League. Within a span of 80 minutes Monday, there were two. Around 4:15 p.m. ET, the Tacoma Rainiers and New Orleans Zephyrs halted play for good after five-plus innings due to rain, and the game ended

Meyer's blast etched in Minor League lore

Denver Zephyrs slugger homered into Mile High's second deck in '87
@tylermaun
December 2, 2014

This is a story about a chair. Actually, this is a story about two chairs, both of which occupy a place in history and one of which has been lost to it. On a late spring night in the largest Minor League stadium in the nation, a man bashed a