Colorado Rockies: Top prospects report

Brendan Rodgers could provide the Rockies with their next top-tier talent at shortstop. Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images/AP Images

The Rockies have stockpiled a lot of pitching over the past few years, getting it every which way -- trades, drafts and Latin America -- and really focusing on what I think is the right kind of pitching for their home environment, which is guys who aren’t reliant on breaking stuff for success. They’ve still added some position-player depth, and as usual are looking for athletes in the draft and guys who might stay in the middle of the field, but since free-agent pitchers are never going to have Colorado as their first choice and the Rockies operate with a low payroll, building their own pitching staff from within is critical to their chances of contention.

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