Rockies Short-Season Power Rankings v.1
Rike has been raking for Tri-City.
Rike has been raking for Tri-City.
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Posted Aug 14, 2007


Here is the first installment of the Rockies Short-Season Power Rankings. In our first rankings, we take a look at the top-15 short-season performers in the Rockies organization. Take a look at the best young talent in the organization.

Rank Name Team Comments
1 Darin Holcomb TRI Holcomb has raked since becoming a member of the Tri-City Dust Devils, and currently leads all Rockies short-season players in batting.  He has also driven in 30 runs in 50 games, and is batting .389 over his last nine contests.
2 Riquy Pena TRI Pena has been a beast coming out of the Dust Devils' bullpen, and shows no signs of slowing down.  He has already nailed down ten saves, and has struck out nearly a batter per inning.  Hitters are batting under .200 against him.
3 Bruce Billings TRI Billings has been the ace of the Dust Devils' rotation this season, and is proving to be an innings eater on the mound.  He has also shown the ability to get the strikeout, whiffing 58 batters in 49.2 innings of work.
4 Randall Taylor CAS This kid may be the best reliever of all the Rockies short-season players in 2007, as his statistics really jump off the page.  For the Casper Rockies, Taylor has appeared in 18 games, and has an incredible 0.47 earned run average.
5 Agustin Arias TRI Arias has been a cog in the Dust Devils bullpen this season, and has been called on quite often.  Arias has appeared in 15 games for Tri-City, and has an earned run average of 1.23.  He is also striking out better than a batter per inning.
6 Brian Rike TRI Coming off one of his better games of the season, Rike has been great at the dish for Tri-City this season.  The young outfielder has .312 this season, and has driven in 17 runs in 25 games thus far.
7 Bo Bowman CAS Bowman has appeared in 30 games for the Casper Rockies this season, and has made only one error.  He is also batting over .300, and has eight extra-base hits, including two triples this season.
8 John Rodriguez TRI Rodriguez is another reliever who has been used often for the Tri-City Dust Devils, and he is also doing a fine job for the team.  Rodriguez has appeared in 16 games for the team, and has a nice 2.82 earned run average.  He has also struck out nearly a batter per inning.
9 Michael Mitchell TRI Mitchell is a speed demon, and if he can get on base more consistently, he will be looked at as a top of the order prospect.  He is batting only .272 this season, but already has 20 stolen bases in 45 games.
10 Devin Collis TRI Collis has appeared in only seven games from the Dust Devils bullpen, but he has been more than good in those appearances.  The young left-hander has an earned run average under 2.00, and is holding batters to a .188 batting average.
11 Everth Cabrera TRI Cabrera is another one of the Rockies young prospects who is batting over .300 this season, and has been used in both middle infield positions.  He has 23 runs batted in during his 42 games.
12 Mitchell Lively CAS Lively has been great for the Casper Rockies out of their bullpen, and has put himself on the map this season.  He has an earned run average under 2.00 this season, and is holding the opposition to a .182 batting average.
13 David Christensen CAS Christensen is one of the top young outfield prospects in the Rockies organization, and is beginning to show why.  The Rockies 2006 second round selection has five home runs this season, but has struggled with consistency.
14 Cory Riordan TRI Riordan is one of those rare prospects who can succeed from both the rotation, and the bullpen.  In nine games this season, making six starts, Riordan has a 2.90 earned run average, and has looked sharp most times.
15 Beau Seabury CAS The former University of Virginia catcher is batting well in his first season of professional baseball, and should soon be a top catching prospect in the organization.  Seabury is batting .304 in 19 games, and has not made an error.

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