Three Rockies prospects among BA’s top 100
Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball and three Colorado Rockies landed on the list:
No 32:, LHP: The Rockies’ top pick in 2009 was the team’s highest-ranked prospect on the list. He dropped slightly from the 2010 list when he ranked No. 23, but received a slightly higher grade from BA, up to 70 from 65 on an 80 scale. His ETA is 2013.
No. 49,, C: The 22-year-old catcher makes his debut on the list among the upper half of the game’s prospects despite missing the final month of the 2010 season with a knee injury. He, too, comes in with a grade of 70 and BA predicts his ETA as 2012.
No. 80,, 3B: Another first-timer on the list, Arenado — a second-round pick in 2009 — debuts with a grade of 65 and an ETA of 2013.
Two Rockies fell off the list since last year:, who ranked No. 33 in 2010, fell off the list after a season hampered by a series of injuries; and , who ranked No. 71, graduated to the majors.