Colorado Rockies news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:32:18 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 24. 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston.
Fantasy Tip: Descalso ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a light-hitting utility infielder that shouldn't even be considered at FantasyScore while taking hacks at hitter-friendly Coors Field tonight against a rookie hurler.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:38:18 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles resisted the urge to fall toward first base on his fastballs in his impressive start and win over the San Diego Padres Thursday, April 23. It gave him better control, and he held the Padres to one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. Lyles walked two and struck out four in the outing.
Fantasy Tip: Lyles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has been very impressive to start the 2015 season, and he should be owned in all standard fantasy leagues at this point. An efficient outing in a hitter's park against one of the better offenses in the league Thursday will put him on the FantasyScore radar moving forward.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:30:36 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson hit a solo home run in a win over the San Diego Padres Thursday, April 23, for his third solo shot in the last two days while he deals with plantar fasciitis. He was removed in the eighth inning on a double switch, but it was just precautionary.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson's ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) sore foot hasn't really impacted his performance at the dish, at least not yet. You can't be too concerned if you own him, but keep an eye out. While he's hot, continue riding him at FantasyScore. However, keep in mind that he has drastic home-road splits, and hits much better at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:30:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ottavino had an 11-pitch save against the San Diego Padres Wednesday night. In his absence Thursday, John Axford nailed down the save Thursday. With LaTroy Hawkins on the DL, Axford is likely next in line for save opportunities, but Ottavino should continue to serve as the Rockies' main fireman in the ninth inning.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:25:29 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 23. OF Drew Stubbs is starting in center field and hitting seventh in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is in a bad slump to start 2015, going 10-for-56 (.179) with one home run and five RBI. Until he gets back on track, you'll probably want to bench him in standard leagues, and avoid him at FantasyScore. Stubbs ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) doesn't come recommended for daily gamers, as he's much better against left-handed pitchers.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:21:58 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 23. 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at first base and hitting sixth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross.
Fantasy Tip: Descalso ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't really tip the offensive scales for FantasyScore owners looking for a cheap infield option. It's best to look elsewhere for your keystone starter Thursday.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:46:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins lost the closing gig earlier this month to Adam Ottavino, and he's the Rockies' long-term solution to the ninth. John Axford, who activated to the roster, could be next in line for save chances, but all indication is that it's Ottavino's job to run with for the foreseeable future. Anyone that was stashing Hawkins in an NL-only or deep mixed league can now cut him.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:46:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rosario ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) wasn't very useful to owners aside from those in deep NL-only leagues because of his inconsistent playing time. On the bright side, he did have five hits in 14 at-bats (.357) with a home run. You can now cut bait on him if you were holding him in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:31:27 -0700
Colorado Rockies C Nick Hundley is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 22. C Michael McKenry is starting behind the dish and hitting seventh in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP James Shields.
Fantasy Tip: McKenry ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't much of an offensive force for FantasyScore owners to salivate over, but he did post a .328 average (41-for-125) with five of his eight home runs against right-handed pitchers in 2014. Shields will be a tall task Wednesday night, but McKenry might be worth a look as a deep sleeper at catcher that could save you valuable loot elsewhere.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:27:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has just 10 hits in 53 at-bats (.189) to start the season, although he does have a home run and five RBI. Despite his struggles, it's hard to argue selecting him at FantasyScore for the price, and he does have two home runs in nine career at-bats against Shields. Car-Go will be an under-the-radar pick in daily games tonight.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:23:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arenado ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) hasn't played since Sunday with his wrist issue. He's typically a must-start at FantasyScore, and he remains a strong play tonight coming off his injury against a good pitcher in Shields.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:19:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is dealing with a bit of plantar fasciitis, which could become troublesome in the long run. Keep an eye on his status. Drew Stubbs would see a significant fantasy boost if Dickerson's foot issues persist. Now that he's back in, though, Dickerson is an attractive FantasyScore option, even against Shields. Dickerson hit .328 (113-for-345) against righties in 2014, and he hits much better in the launching pad known as Coors Field.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:58:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Arenado will be back, although he did say he felt better Tuesday. Rafael Ynoa ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) made another start in Arenado's absence and is a low-end FantasyScore option.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:57:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Manager Walt Weiss said that Dickerson's bout with plantar fasciitis is minor, but FantasyScore owners will want to be careful going forward, especially at $4,400 (or 8.8% of cap).
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:57:18 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson (foot) was forced out of the game Monday, April 20, against the San Diego Padres due to plantar fasciitis. Manager Walt Weiss called the injury "mild", but added that it could be a problematic injury.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson is a risk for FantasyScore players at $4,400 (or 8.8% of cap), as he could be in and out of the lineup, and his play could be affected when he does start. Use him at your own peril.
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