Rockies Send 2 Top Prospects To Minor League Camp

The Colorado Rockies have a number of impressive young prospects trying to make their way to the majors, but for two of them, it won't be at the start of the 2023 season.

Colorado's No. 2 prospect, outfielder Zac Veen, and their No. 4, catcher Drew Romo, will both head to minor league camp.

Per Rockies beat writer Thomas Harding, the amount of action both Ween and Romo got in big-league camp indicates how high the team is on them, and that they wanted them to experience as much of the "majors" as possible, with an eye on perhaps making it up to the bigs at some point later this season.

Both are just 21, and do have a 2024 ETA, per MLB Pipeline. 

Veen batted .271 in Cactus League play, with a sizzling eight stolen bases in nine attempts — good for second in all of spring training. The speed merchant stole 55 bases at High-A and Double-A last year in the minors, just his second in the organization after being the 9th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Romo was also a first-rounder in 2020, and he had a very nice spring as well, batting .421 in 20 plate appearances. He was at High-A in 2022.

We'll see if either of them can make their big league debut before the year is out.

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