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Where Rockies' Top 30 prospects are starting season

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With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Rockies' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Brendan Rodgers (MLB No. 14), SS/2B -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
2. Ryan McMahon (MLB No. 41), 1B/2B/3B -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
3. Riley Pint (MLB No. 100), RHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
4. Colton Welker, 3B -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
5. Peter Lambert, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
6. Ryan Vilade, SS -- Asheville Tourists (A)
7. Garrett Hampson, 2B/SS -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
8. Ryan Castellani, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
9. Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
10. Yency Almonte, RHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
11. Tom Murphy, C -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
12. Sam Hilliard, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
13. Breiling Eusebio, LHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
14. Jesus Tinoco, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
15. Forrest Wall, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
16. Will Gaddis, RHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
17. Sam Howard, LHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
18. Brian Mundell, 1B -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
19. Daniel Montano, OF -- Extended spring training
20. Yonathan Daza, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
21. Jordan Patterson, OF/1B -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
22. Dom Nunez, C -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
23. Jairo Diaz, RHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
24. Ben Bowden, LHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
25. Chad Spanberger, 1B -- Asheville Tourists (A)
26. Wes Rogers, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
27. Willie Abreu, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
28. Shael Mendoza, OF -- Asheville Tourists (A)
29. Vince Fernandez, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
30. Mike Nikorak, RHP -- Extended spring training

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Rockies' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Brendan Rodgers (MLB No. 14), SS/2B -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
2. Ryan McMahon (MLB No. 41), 1B/2B/3B -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
3. Riley Pint (MLB No. 100), RHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
4. Colton Welker, 3B -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
5. Peter Lambert, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
6. Ryan Vilade, SS -- Asheville Tourists (A)
7. Garrett Hampson, 2B/SS -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
8. Ryan Castellani, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
9. Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
10. Yency Almonte, RHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
11. Tom Murphy, C -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
12. Sam Hilliard, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
13. Breiling Eusebio, LHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
14. Jesus Tinoco, RHP -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
15. Forrest Wall, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
16. Will Gaddis, RHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
17. Sam Howard, LHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
18. Brian Mundell, 1B -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
19. Daniel Montano, OF -- Extended spring training
20. Yonathan Daza, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
21. Jordan Patterson, OF/1B -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
22. Dom Nunez, C -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
23. Jairo Diaz, RHP -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
24. Ben Bowden, LHP -- Asheville Tourists (A)
25. Chad Spanberger, 1B -- Asheville Tourists (A)
26. Wes Rogers, OF -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
27. Willie Abreu, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
28. Shael Mendoza, OF -- Asheville Tourists (A)
29. Vince Fernandez, OF -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
30. Mike Nikorak, RHP -- Extended spring training

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Team to watch
The Rockies sent several of their best prospects to Double-A Hartford. Shortstop/second baseman Brendan Rodgers ranks No. 14 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospect list after batting .336/.373/.567 in 89 games a year ago, including 38 with the Yard Goats. Right-handers Peter Lambert and Ryan Castellani may push for spots in an already crowded Colorado rotation at some point in 2019. Second baseman Garrett Hampson led the Minors with 113 runs in 2017 and ranked fourth with 51 steals, a category topped by outfielder Wes Rogers with 70. Outfielder Yonathan Diaz won the high Class A California League batting title last year at .341.

Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season

Teams on MiLB.TV
Albuquerque Isotopes
Hartford Yard Goats
Grand Junction Rockies

New faces
All of our Rockies Top 30 Prospects already have played for the organization. Outfielder Daniel Montano will make his U.S. debut this summer.

On the shelf
None of Colorado's Top 30 Prospects is opening the season on the disabled list, though right-hander Mike Nikorak is still in extended spring training as the 2015 first-rounder continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery last April.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.

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