Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: Rockies demote Drew Pomeranz

by Nicholas Minnix on May 11, 2012 @ 18:18:55 PDT

 


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On Friday, the Colorado Rockies demoted skilled left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz, 23, to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The organization wants him to hone his mechanics, per Thomas Harding.

Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich
Worth a shot? Friedrich

Pomeranz has lasted five innings or more in only two of his five starts and has walked 15 in 23 innings. The 20 punch-outs were certainly encouraging, but his lack of control was making it incredibly difficult to succeed.

He isn't worth holding, except in NL-only leagues, but don't write him off. The southpaw has already demonstrated that he has the stuff to play in The Show, and he'll almost certainly be up again this season. He has the raw ability to be at least an occasional contributor in deep mixed leagues in 2012, if he irons things out.

The transaction is a positive sign for a couple of Colorado's other young hurlers, Alex White and Christian Friedrich. They each become a little more viable for the time being, and each has an intriguing enough pedigree.

Friedrich was once near the top of the club's prospect charts and in particular deserves some attention in deep mixed leagues, especially considering the fine start to his season.

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