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Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado
C: Austin Hedges, SD
1B: Ryan Wheeler, COL
2B: Jedd Gyorko, SD
SS: Didi Gregorius, ARI
3B: Nolan Arenado, COL
OF: Yasiel Puig, LAD
OF: David Dahl, COL
OF: Rymer Liriano, SD
Outfield in the NL West is as deep a position as any in any division, as the trio I chose just barely beat out Gary Brown of the Giants, Adam Eaton of the Diamondbacks and Joc Pederson of the Dodgers.
While those three could reach the majors quicker, Puig, Dahl and Liriano have more upside and got the nod. Hedges is an upside prospect as well, as he has already has advanced defensive tools.
Gyorko should make the biggest impact of anyone here, with a .300 average and 100 RBI in each of the past two seasons. He slides from third base to second base and could earn the starting job out of spring. Wheeler is big league ready as well, and he may have a better chance at finding at-bats now that he's been dealt to Colorado from Arizona.
Arenado should take over as the Rockies' everyday third baseman at some point this coming season, and Gregorius will get every chance to be the shortstop once he's ready after the Diamondbacks dealt Trevor Bauer for him.
LHP Tyler Skaggs, ARI
RHP Archie Bradley, ARI
RHP Zach Lee, LAD
LHP Max Fried, SD
RHP Casey Kelly, SD
The Diamondbacks acquired Skaggs from the Angels in the Dan Haren deal, and his terrific numbers in the high minors last year (9-6, 2.87 ERA, 8.5 K/9) made trading Trevor Bauer an easier call for Arizona.
It may be Bradley who winds up the better Diamondbacks pitcher though, as he went 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 136 innings as a 19-year-old in Single-A.
Lee and Kelly both have high expectations following them, as Lee signed a huge signing bonus when the Dodgers drafted him and Kelly was the key acquisition in the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego to Boston.
Fried was the top left-hander in the draft last year, and he has the polished stuff to move quickly after being take seventh overall in last year's draft out of high school.