The Colorado Rockies received the No. 13 ranking from Keith Law in his organizational rankings and now his top 100 includes several Rockies prospects. In his top 100 list (Insider required), Law puts third baseman Nolan Arenado at No. 26, left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz at No. 45 and right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis at No. 91.
Arenado will be given a shot at winning third base during Spring Training, but if he starts the season in the minor leagues he will play for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. Arenado will turn 21 on April, making the latest young phenom who will look to make an impact for the Rockies. He should play solid defense, hit for average and have mid-20 home run power to start off his career.
Pomeranz, of course, was the jewel of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade and pitched for the Rockies in September. He will compete for a rotation spot during Spring Training.
Bettis has been able to pump his fastball up to three digits in the past, but that's not something he'll be able to do consistently if the Rockies keep him as a starter, which he has been doing since he was drafted by the club. Law sees Bettis as a No. 4 starter with the current set of skills he has right now, but he still sees a relief role in the future.
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