Last week, Baseball America released its top 100 prospects list. The Colorado Rockies had LHP Tyler Matzek (No. 32), C Wilin Rosario (No. 49) and 3B Nolan Arenado (No. 80) appear on that list. Today, Kevin Goldstein released his top 101 prospects over at Baseball Prospectus.
Only two of the three mentioned earlier make the cut: Matzek and Rosario. Unlike BA's rankings, Matzek and Rosario are ranked fairly close at No. 34 and No. 36.
Arenado, who did not make the top 100, was rated the No. 3 prospect by Goldstein several weeks ago, however. A good season by Arenado with the Hi-A Modesto Nuts and he'll likely move into the top 101 next year.
Of the Rockies' three prospects who have been ranked in a top 100 list, Rosario is the closest to the majors. Ranked the team's No. 2 prospect by both BA and BP, Rosario is recovering from a knee injury that ended his season in early August. Not expected to hurt his development too much, Rosario will play at the Triple-A level in 2011 before a September call-up and then a chance to make the team out of spring training in 2012.
Matzek and Arenado were teammates in 2010 for the Asheville Tourists and will be together in 2011 with the Modesto Nuts. Both could hit the majors together, likely during the 2013 season.
Both lists don't deviate in their top five, with Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Jesus Montero, Domonic Brown and Julio Teheran going in that order.