Mid-Season Top-20 Review- Part II

In the Scout.com Prospect Guide, RockiesInsider.com ranked the top-20 prospects in the Rockies organization. With the season into August, we take a look at each prospect's season, and how it has affected their status.

10. Chaz Roe
The 22-year old former first round selection is having a good season with the Tulsa Drillers, where he has started 16 games for the Rockies Double-A affiliate. For the season, Roe has posted a 6-2 record, including a complete game. In 91.2 innings of work, Roe has held the opposition to a .230 batting average, and has a 3.24 earned run average.
Status: Ready for Triple-A

9. Charles Blackmon
A short-season All-Star last season, Blackmon has been a beast for the Modesto Nuts in 2009, and is slated for a promotion to Double-A next season. The speedy outfielder is batting over .300 for the season, and is one stolen base shy of 25 for the year. He has also been clutch with runners in scoring position, as he is batting .375 in those situations.
Status: Tulsa Bound

8. Wilin Rosario
Rosario was a Rookie All-Star in 2008, but he has battled injuries this season, and has appeared in less than 60 games. The top catching prospect in the system, Rosario is batting only .266 on the year for Modesto, but he is starting to heat up. In his last ten games, Rosario is batting .361, and has blasted two home runs.
Status: Needs To Stay Consistent

7. Daniel Mayora
Mayora has a solid 2008 season, and he has been a consistent bat for the Tulsa Drillers this season as well. The infielder is batting close to .300 on the season, and has racked up better than a hit per game. He also has 17 stolen bases, 55 runs, and 22 doubles. He has struggled since the All-Star break, but will be fine.
Status: Needs To Finish Strong

6. Chris Nelson
Nelson has had a terrible 2009 season, as he has not played since May. The budding shortstop prospect was batting .280 through his first 29 games before the injury, and he was an extra-base hit machine. The injury was a torn ligament in his right wrist.
Status: Season-Ending Surgery

5. Casey Weathers
Weathers has missed the entire 2009 season after having Tommy John Surgery in October.
Status: Comeback Trail

4. Hector Gomez
Gomez was having a solid season prior to the All-Star Break, but has since hit a funk. He is batting only .209 through his last ten games, and has had a rough 2009 season. In 68 games, Gomez is batting only .254, though he does have 19 doubles. August has been a rough month, as the young infielder is batting below the Mendoza Line.
Status: Needs To Heat Up

3. Christian Friedrich
It has been a banner year for the young left-hander, as he has pitched better at a higher level. After posting a 2.18 earned run average for Asheville of the South Atlantic League, Friedrich was promoted to High-A Modesto, where he has taken off. Making ten starts, Friedrich has a tiny 1.85 earned run average, and has a 3-0 record. The opposition is batting only .187 against him, and he has 74 strike outs in 58.1 innings.
Status: Prospect Status Rocketing

2. Jhoulys Chacin
Though he struggled after his promotion to the Major Leagues, Chacin is still the best young arm in the system. Recently he was apart of the Sky Sox no-hitter, and has been incredible in the minors. Making 19 starts, including 18 with Tulsa, Chacin has an earned run average under 3.00, and opponents hit only .219 against him. He'll be in the Rockies rotation before soon.
Status: Major League Ready

1. Dexter Fowler
Fowler has had a terrific rookie season in the Major Leagues, as he has been one of the more dynamic players in the National League West. Fowler is batting .270 with a team-high 26 stolen bases, and also leads the team with seven triples. He is the Rockies long-tern answer in centerfield, and will have a tremendous big league career.
Status: Possible NL Rookie of the Year

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