The Colorado Rockies were stuck in limbo at this season’s July 31 trade deadline.
Sitting seven-and-a-half games back in the division, GM Dan O’Dowd was faced with the decision to buy, bolstering a roster in an attempt to fight for a division crown and a playoff berth; to sell, dumping names like Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler to reinforce the farm system; or to remain stagnant.
The Rockies chose to stay put, holding on to their top prospects and hoping the team could compete with what they have. It was a safe move by an organization that traditionally doesn’t make too much noise at the deadline.
The result? The Rockies have gone 1-4 since the deadline and are now 11 games back in the NL West. However, their farm system is shaping up to be one of the best in baseball, as the Rockies’ top prospects continue to show significant promise and growth.
Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the Rockies’ top prospects who are separating themselves from the pack this season.