Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:32:06 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee, ankle) is unlikely to play again this season after playing in only 70 games. His MRI exam revealed more damage Wednesday, Aug. 13, so he will now visit with the team's training staff to decide on a treatment plan. Head trainer Keith Dugger said the team is exploring options including surgery, platelet-rich plasma injections or stem-cell therapy. The only chance Gonzalez can return this year is if it's determined that rest and rehab can get him back on the field, which is unlikely.
Fantasy Tip: A team can't succeed when its top two players can't stay on the field. Car-Go and Troy Tulowitzki are both likely out for the season now. It's not a foregone conclusion that Gonzalez will miss the rest of the year, but there's a very small chance we'll see him again. You can probably cut him in all leagues. Depending on the timetable for Michael Cuddyer, Drew Stubbs will continue to have short-term value in deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:12:08 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee, ankle) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left patella tendonitis and a right ankle sprain. 1B Ben Paulsen was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Drew Stubbs will likely be the benefactor with more playing time. He has good power and speed but has failed to hit for a high enough average to warrant consistent playing time. Pick him up in NL-only leagues. Place Car-Go on your disabled list. It's unknown how long he'll miss, but he could return in a couple of weeks.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:17:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies may be willing to listen to offers for OF Drew Stubbs but likely would be looking for a young pitcher that could be controlled for several years in return.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:43:10 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs has drawn interest from the Seattle Mariners, according to a source.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:57:43 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs (undisclosed) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 29.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:36:02 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed OF Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) on the 15-day day disabled list with a left shoulder strain Monday, June 9. SP Eddie Butler (shoulder) was also put on the DL with right rotator cuff inflammation. In corresponding moves, the team recalled SP Christian Bergman and RP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs and designated RP Wilton Lopez for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: This is Cuddyer's second trip to the DL this year. This time, some combination of Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes should fill in for Cuddyer with Carlos Gonzalez (finger, knee) also sidelined. Stubbs and Barnes are short-term candidates for an addition as NL-only outfield depth.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:49:15 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are placing OF Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list and are bringing up OF Charlie Culberson in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies have options to replace Cuddyer in right field in Culberson, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. Expect Dickerson to benefit the most, but the at-bats probably won't be consistent enough for mixed leaguers.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:54:37 -0700
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he plans to rotate players in center field, despite the fact that OF Charlie Blackmon has started there three times in the first five games. OF Corey Dickerson is another left-handed option, and OFs Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes swing from the right side. "We'll mix and match," said Weiss. "We have a lot of options. If a guy doesn't start, he can come into the game later as a pinch-hitter, pinch-runner or for defense."
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon is hot to start the season, but the other outfielders will see plenty of chances. Owning any of these options is tough to do in standard mixed leagues because of the uncertainty of PT on a daily basis.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:16:11 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs struck out 14 times in 48 Cactus League spring at-bats, but he also hit .354 with an on-base percentage of .415. The team is hopeful it is a sign of a turnaround for Stubbs, who managed a .233 average last season in 146 games.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies outfield is awfully crowded, with as many as four outfielders jockeying for playing time alongside Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez. Stubbs is only worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy formats, especially those which do not penalize strikeouts.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:43:46 -0700
The Colorado Rockies' competition for center field could last until late in spring training, said manager Walt Weiss. He made a point of singling out OF Brandon Barnes, whom he thinks "gets left out" of discussions about this battle. The right-handed batter is hitting .346. Fellow righty stick Drew Stubbs went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday, March 11, and is batting .278. He's not a certain candidate to hit leadoff when in the lineup; he hit fifth Tuesday and has moved around the lineup throughout spring action. Left-handed batter Corey Dickerson singled, and he's now hitting .346. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .227 and didn't play.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson has the biggest potential of these four and should be your first fantasy target. The fact he hits on the majority platoon side helps his cause. Barnes could eat into Stubbs' at-bats if he keeps gaining favor. Blackmon seems like he's bringing up the rear in this race.