Colorado Rockies: Top Prospect To Watch In 2023

Ezequiel Tovar, the top prospect for the Colorado Rockies, is one of the most exciting young talents in baseball today.

He signed with the Rockies in 2017 and has since established himself as a five-tool player, showcasing his excellent defense and impressive offensive skills.

While Tovar initially struggled offensively, he has made significant progress in recent years, culminating in a breakout season in Double-A Hartford in 2022.

Despite a groin injury that kept him out for over two months, Tovar hit .318/.386/.546 with 13 home runs and stole 17 bases in 20 attempts.

He was named to the Futures Game roster and was expedited to the majors, appearing in just five Triple-A games.

Although Tovar's major league debut wasn't overly impressive, the Rockies' front office remains bullish on his potential, projecting a solid 2023 season for him. Tovar's combination of elite defense, improving offensive game, and overall potential make him one of the top prospects in baseball and a name to keep an eye on this season.

At just 21 years old, Tovar has already been named the Rockies' everyday shortstop for the 2023 season. As a result, he'll have plenty of opportunities to continue to develop and showcase his skills at the major league level.

For his minor-league career, Tovar holds a .283/.343/.438 triple-slash line, with 31 home runs, 148 RBIs, 74 stolen bases and 184 runs scored across 283 games.

He's the Rockies' No. 1 ranked prospect and the 25th-ranked prospect in all of baseball.

His progress and growth will be an exciting story to follow in the coming years, and it's clear that he has the potential to become one of the top players in the league.

Here are Tovar's top highlights from the 2022 season:

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