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2012 MLB Top Prospects: 4 Rockies Prospects Earn Top 100 Honors With Baseball America

Baseball America has released it latest its rankings of the 2012 Top 100 Prospect, featuring four different Rockies prospects. LHP Drew Pomeranz came in top among the Rockies players, earning a No. 30 placement:

30 Drew Pomeranz lhp, Rockies Age: 23. ETA: 2012.
Walk rate keeps dropping, from college (4.38 BB/9) to minors (3.74) to majors (2.45).

Pomeranz pitched 12 and 1/3 innings in the majors in 2012, earning a 5.40 ERA while striking out 6.4 batters per 9 innings and walking 2.5 batters per 9. In his 101 minor league innings, Pomeranz held an impressive 1.78 ERA while splitting time between High-A and Double-A.

In addition to Pomeranz, the Rockies also placed 3B Nolan Arenado at No. 42. The 20-year-old Arenado hit a strong .298/.349/.487 slash in 583 High-A plate appearances. Baseball America anticipates Arenado will reach the majors in 2013.

Here is the list of all of Baseball America's top Rockies prospects:

30) LHP Drew Pomeranz
42) 3B Nolan Arenado
86) RHP Chad Bettis
87) C Wilin Rosario

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