Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:44:39 -0700
Colorado Rockies SPs Drew Pomeranz and Juan Nicasio will work Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, against the Miami Marlins.
Fantasy Tip: If your head-to-head fantasy leagues uses the three-day shortened week after the All-Star break, avoid Pomeranz and Nicasio. The good news is that both pitchers, barring any weather interruptions, will be two-start pitchers in the scoring period starting July 22.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:30:46 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio was scratched from his Wednesday, July 10, start for Triple-A Colorado Spring, putting him in line to start on Friday, July 12, in place of SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring).
Fantasy Tip: Nicasio looks like the guys, but he has simply been too hittable to be considered for fantasy purposes, despite good ratios.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:00:07 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 8.
Fantasy Tip: This was one of the fears that fantasy owners likely had if they were hesitant to own Oswalt. It's unclear who will replace him in the rotation, but Jeff Francis and Juan Nicasio are likely the best options.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:54:05 -0700
The Colorado Rockies activated RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and optioned SP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Betancourt will be immediately moved back to the closer role, so get him back into your lineups. Rex Brothers is worth holding onto in deeper leagues in the event Betancourt is traded before the deadline.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:42:45 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz will be recalled from the minors to make the start Sunday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: Juan Nicasio's poor performance has earned him a demotion. Pomeranz has pitched very well at Triple-A Colorado Springs lately and deserves a pickup in NL-only leagues immediately.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:17:10 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio isn't guaranteed to make his next start Sunday, June 30, after he allowed a career-high 12 hits in his last start. SP Drew Pomeranz is the likely candidate to replace Nicasio in the rotation. "We will continue to reassess this situation," manager Walt Weiss said. "It's tough in this league when you don't have consistent fastball command. Juan has a good fastball, but you have to command it up here."
Fantasy Tip: Add Pomeranz in NL-only formats for the time being, if he isn't owned already. There's still plenty of risk in mixed leagues, though. If Pomeranz can regain his grounder inducing ways, he'll be worth a look.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:28:40 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt is slated to make one more start in Class AA Tulsa before coming up to start Wednesday, June 19, against the Toronto Blue Jays. SP Juan Nicasio or SP Jeff Francis may move to the bullpen, as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Oswalt could be the last SP on a deep mixed roster, but there's ample risk in his new environment. At least he'll be pitching for a National League team, though.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:05:22 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio will be pushed up to start Friday, June 14, against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) one more day to rest his injury.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:35:52 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA in two starts for Double-A Tulsa and appears very close to joining the team's starting rotation. His fastball is in the low 90s and his arm strength has not been an issue. Oswalt allowed one run and three hits while striking out six and walking one in six innings in his last start. If everything goes well in his next start Tuesday, June 4, he could be called up as early as June 11. He can opt out of his contract if he's not on the major league roster on June 18 and June 28. SP Jon Garland seems to be the most vulnerable to losing his rotation gig. SP Juan Nicasio has minor league options remaining, but manager Walt Weiss likes his talent and potential.
SP Jeff Francis (ankle) is eligible to return from the disabled list and is also an option to replace Nicasio in the rotation. SP Drew Pomeranz is 6-1 at Triple-A Colorado Springs, but he is still inconsistent with his fastball and curveball. He doesn't appear ready to return to the big leagues until he gets that straightened out.
Fantasy Tip: Oswalt is worth an addition to your NL-only pitching staff if you have holes. At best, though, he'd be a spot starter based on matchups in deep mixed leagues. Wait to see if he still has the stuff to get hitters out at Coors Field.
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:58:10 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio will start against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 19. He had been originally scheduled to start Saturday, May 18, but SP Tyler Chatwood will pitch instead.