Colorado Rockies news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:07:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gray now has two 10-strikeout games out of his three starts. His ERA is just a ballooned 7.98 on the season. He's worth stashing to see if he can harness that ERA.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:28:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arenado currently leads the majors in homers and RBI, and he is more than justifying his status as a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:17:05 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Mark Reynolds and C Nick Hundley are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller Sunday, May 1. 1B Ben Paulsen will start at first base and is batting seventh, while C Tony Wolters will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Paulsen has been a bit inconsistent at the plate recently but is still hitting .326 this season and could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues. Wolters has struggled in his limited playing time this season and should be avoided in most leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:14:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Settle for the strikeouts (league-leading 37) and underwhelming batting average (.261) because Story is pounding the counting stats. Through 22 games, the rookie has 19 runs, 10 home runs and 20 RBI. Playing half his games at hitter-friendly Coors Field is a nice safety net to help avoid any prolonged slumps, too.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:58:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hundley has gone 5-for-14 with one home run and three RBI since returning from the disabled list. Hundley should be a starting option in two-catcher leagues and could also be used in some deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:53:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arenado is one of the best third baseman in the league and has been producing at the plate. Arenado should be an everyday starting option for fantasy owners.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:46:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, April 29. His 10 home runs in April has tied an MLB record for most home runs in April by a rookie.
Fantasy Tip: Story has slowed down on his home run pace but has hit one in each of the last two games. Story still struggles with strikeouts but should be a starter in all leagues for the time being.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:25:13 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Friday, April 29. OF Ryan Raburn draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting fifth in the order. 1B Mark Reynolds is batting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: Raburn is a notorious lefty killer and is a sound investment in DFS action this evening. Reynolds is coming off a three-hit, one-homer performance Wednesday and gains additional daily value in the cleanup spot in a potent offense. He's also worth a sleeper selection against Ray.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:23:48 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon (toe) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is back in the leadoff spot against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray Friday, April 29. As a result, OF Gerardo Parra drops back down to the No. 6 spot in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: You'll want to return Blackmon to starting lineups in all traditional leagues. Against a lefty in his first game back, though, you'll likely want to avoid him in daily formats and allow him to shake off some rust. Parra's daily value drops slightly with the move out of the leadoff spot, but he should remain a solid starter in all other fantasy formats.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:01:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since Hundley returned, he has faced two lefties, while Wolters has been in against two righties. Wolters opened eyes with three quick steals, but he has done little since with a .156-0-3 line on the year. It's worth watching in the coming days, but pass on Wolters. Adames is 4-for-24 (.167) on the year and isn't a real solid option against Juan Nicasio.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:41:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin Wednesday, April 27. In a corresponding move, SP Eddie Butler was recalled from Class AAA Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Even in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, De La Rosa isn't a must-stash hurler. He has a 4.48 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and a 7.7 K/9 through his past 63 starts dating back to the beginning of 2014 and pitches his home games at hitter-friendly Coors Field, after all. Take a wait-and-see approach with Butler, as the 25-year-old righty has a 5.90 ERA through the first 19 starts of his career.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:37:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's his second time starting in three games since being activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list, so this is a sign that he appears to be past that. Now that Hundley is active again, that drains any value from Tony Wolters and Dustin Garneau. Owners should add the veteran backstop in any deep formats if he's out there on the wire.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Raburn is a regular in the lineup when the Rockies face off against a southpaw, and the same will hold true when Niese toes the rubber at Coors Field for the Pirates. Raburn can be useful in these matchups, as he excels against left-handed pitching. In fact, the former Cleveland Indian hit .325 off lefties last year compared to just .136 versus right-handers. He's out to a pretty good start this season, already having three homers and six RBI in just 27 at-bats.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:32:56 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. He was removed early in his outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 26. Through five starts he's 1-3 with a 10.18 ERA and has allowed three home runs in two games at Coors Field.
Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa should be left to waiver wires in all leagues outside of maybe the deepest NL-only leagues. Eddie Butler is coming up to take his spot in the rotation, but there's not much to like about him, either. Consider Butler more of a flier in NL-only affairs.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:31:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa was injured in his start last night and should only be retained in deeper NL-only universes. Butler went 3-10 with a 5.90 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings for the Rockies in 2015. Those numbers won't exactly instill confidence in fantasy owners. He throws hard, but there's not a ton else to like right now. Plus, he'll be pitching home games at Coors Field. Take a flier on him in NL leagues, but keep watch everywhere else.
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