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It may not have quite been the journey of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, but Colton Welker racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles during his path to the majors. The 24-year-old corner infielder made four different stops after making essentially zero in 2020, given the cancellation of the Minor League season due to the pandemic. At Double-A Hartford in…...

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For the third time in as many weeks, the future of the Colorado Rockies is on the field and in the box score.  Ryan Vilade, the club’s top overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, was selected from Triple-A ahead of Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Though the 22-year-old finished his debut 0-for-4, he walked once and put the…...

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The Colorado Rockies farm system is not strong enough. What strength there is lies primarily in the lower levels and is, therefore, several years from MLB. The big league club has been stupendous at home but so terrible on the road that it all amounts to a club well under .500 that is now claiming intentions to try to compete…...

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You wouldn’t be hopelessly optimistic to get excited for this quartet of purple prospects.  Less volatility in terms of the projections than those outside of the top 10, all aspects of the game are represented here: catcher, outfielder, infielder and pitcher. Together, they could form a foundation for the Rockies next postseason run several years down the road.  Between owning…

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball released the rosters for the six-team Arizona Fall League, the premier extended-season league for all 30 MLB team’s top prospects.  The Salt River Rafters have six Colorado Rockies representatives so far, with room for two more pitchers to eventually be added.  Only 1B Roberto Ramos is at Triple-A, while the other five players are…...

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With apologies to Rookie level teams Boise and Grand Junction who begin their season after the MLB Draft in June, Thursday marks the first game of the season for four of the Rockies’ minor league affiliates on what Minor League Baseball calls Opening Night. Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA) The most interesting team in the organization is easily the Triple-A club as…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman looks at a few more intriguing spring training performances. What has Colton Welker done for his long term future with the organization? Has Pat Valaika gotten back into the mix for a bench role to begin the season? And what can we learn about him and these types of games from…...

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With the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline less than 10 days away, now would be a good time to look at the Colorado Rockies organization and assess their assets.

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The Colorado Rockies have an incredibly strong core of young players. BSN Denver has ranked the Top 25 Under 25. Here are the Honorable Mentions who just missed the cut.

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Colorado Rockies Development Supervisor Tony Diaz compares his current third baseman, Colton Welker, to the one in the Bigs; Nolan Arenado.

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