In lieu of final Farm Report from Inside The Rockies before we move on to new things, we thought we would offer up this discussion piece to everyone on what the Colorado Rockies will look like in 2014.
Baseball America and Jack Etkin released their 2012 list of the top 10 Colorado Rockies prospects. The list has seen significant changes since 2011, when it was topped by left-hander Tyler Matzek and included Christian Friedrich, Peter Tago and Hector Gomez, all of whom have fallen out of the top 10 in 2012.
Colorado Rockies third base prospect Nolan Arenado was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League following the Salt River Rafters’ 9-3 win in the championship game Saturday.
Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with solo home run in a 4-3 Salt River win Tuesday. It was the third home run and league-leading 21st RBI for Arenado, who is hitting .377 and has failed to produce a hit in just one of his 14 games.
Joe Gardner allowed two hits, walked two and struck out four in three shutout innings Thursday to pick up his first Arizona Fall League win in a 7-2 Salt River win. In was the third start of the fall for Gardner, who is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in seven innings.
Nolan Arenado was 4-for-5 with his second home run in as many games and drove in four, pushing his Arizona Fall League-leading total to 19 in a 12-9 Salt River win Tuesday.
Nolan Arenado was 3-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored in Salt River’s 10-5 win Wednesday. Arenado, who is tied with teammate Tim Wheeler for the team and league lead in RBI with nine, drove in the first two runs of the game with an RBI single and added two more RBI singles and a sacrifice fly.
Tim Wheeler homered for the first time in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-for-6 with a sixth-inning grand slam that put Salt River up for good in a 13-6 win Monday.
Center fielder Tim Wheeler nearly duplicated his line from the Arizona Fall League opener, going 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the Salt River Rafters’ 13-7 loss Wednesday. Wheeler also stole a base.
Colorado Rockies prospects Tim Wheeler, Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen each had two hits for the Salt River Rafters, who won their Arizona Fall League opener, 12-9.
Pitcher Rob Scahill will go to the Arizona Fall League, replacing Drew Pomeranz, whom the Colorado Rockies announced would not pitch there after he started the final regular season game Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants.
The Colorado Rockies have settled on the four pitchers they will send to the Arizona Fall League: left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who will make his major-league debut on Sunday, and right-handers Joe Gardner, Casey Weathers and Parker Frazier.