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Where the Rockies' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Rockies' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Rockies' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Jon Gray -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
2. Eddie Butler -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
3. David Dahl -- New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
4. Kyle Freeland -- Extended spring training
5. Ryan McMahon -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
6. Forrest Wall -- Asheville Tourists (A)
7. Raimel Tapia -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
8. Tom Murphy -- New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
9. Dom Nunez -- Asheville Tourists (A)
10. Rosell Herrera -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
11. Ryan Castellani -- Asheville Tourists (A)
12. Antonio Senzatela -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
13. Trevor Story -- New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
14. Kyle Parker -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
15. Kevin Padlo -- Asheville Tourists (A)
16. Emerson Jimenez -- Asheville Tourists (A)
17. Tyler Anderson -- Extended spring training
18. Correlle Prime -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
19. Cristhian Adames -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
20. Jairo Diaz -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
21. Rayan Gonzalez -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
22. Jordan Patterson -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
23. Sam Moll -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
24. Scott Oberg -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
25. Alex Balog -- Asheville Tourists (A)
26. Max George -- Extended spring training
27. Patrick Valaika -- New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
28. Wes Rogers -- Asheville Tourists (A)
29. Johendi Jiminian -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
30. Helmis Rodriguez -- Asheville Tourists (A)

Team to watch
Sometimes you feel like a Nut. The Modesto Nuts, the Rockies' affiliate in the Class A Advanced California League, have nine of the organization's Top 30 prospects on their Opening Day roster. Three Nuts - third baseman Ryan McMahon (No. 5), outfielder Raimel Tapia (6) and shortstop/outfielder Rosell Herrera (10) - are in the Top 10. The Asheville Tourists, a level below Modesto, has eight prospects.

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Albuquerque Isotopes
New Britain Rock Cats
Grand Junction Rockies

New faces
Six from the 2014 Draft will spending their first full season in the organization. Four of that six will be in Asheville, starting with No. 6 prospect, and No. 35 overall pick, Forrest Wall. He's joined by fellow infielder Kevin Padlo (15), outfielder Wes Rogers (28) and pitcher Ryan Castellani (11).

On the shelf
If No. 17 prospect Tyler Anderson had been able to stay healthy, the 2011 first-rounder could've been in the big leagues by now. As good as he was in Double-A in 2014, he suffered his second elbow stress fracture. He's in the process of working his way back and hopefully build himself to the point where re-injury isn't a concern.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.