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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 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Rockies' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Brendan Rodgers -- Asheville Tourists (A)
2. Jon Gray -- Colorado Rockies (MLB) -- DL
3. David Dahl -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
4. Ryan McMahon -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
5. Jeff Hoffman -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
6. Forrest Wall -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
7. Raimel Tapia -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
8. Kyle Freeland -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
9. Dom Nunez -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
10. Tom Murphy -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
11. Trevor Story -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
12. Antonio Senzatela -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
13. Mike Nikorak -- Extended spring camp
14. German Marquez -- Hartford Yard Goats (AA)
15. Miguel Castro -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
16. Peter Lambert -- Asheville Tourists (A)
17. Tyler Nevin -- Extended spring camp
18. Jesus Tinoco -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
19. Ryan Castellani -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
20. Pedro Gonzalez -- Extended spring camp
21. Sam Moll -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
22. Carlos Estevez -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
23. Jordan Patterson -- Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
24. Tyler Anderson -- Colorado Rockies (MLB) -- DL
25. Jairo Diaz -- Colorado Rockies (MLB) -- DL
26. Carlos Herrera -- Asheville Tourists (A)
27. Sam Howard -- Modesto Nuts (A Adv)
28. Cristhian Adames -- Colorado Rockies (MLB)
29. Jonathan Piron -- Asheville Tourists (A)
30. Harrison Musgrave -- Extended spring camp

Team to watch
Double-A Hartford has a trio of formidable hitters in outfielders David Dahl and Raimel Tapia and third baseman Ryan McMahon, plus a trio of polished starting pitchers in left-hander Kyle Freeland and righties Antonio Senzatela and German Marquez.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Albuquerque Isotopes
Hartford Yard Goats

New faces
When the Rockies sent Corey Dickerson to the Rays for Jake McGee in January, the clubs also swapped prospects as part of the trade. Marquez came to Colorado in exchange for third baseman Kevin Padlo.

On the shelf
Three pitchers are on the big league disabled list, most notably former No. 3 overall pick Jon Gray, who'll miss the first week or two of the season with an abdominal strain. A stress fracture in his elbow cost left-hander Tyler Anderson all of 2015, and he'll head to the Minors in the near future once he recovers from an oblique strain. Righty Jairo Diaz will miss the entire season after having Tommy John surgery in March. Colorado is holding lefty Harrison Musgrave back in extended spring camp for a week or so after he had some mild arm soreness during Spring Training.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.