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Rockies | Colorado youths eyeing rotation spot

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:49 -0700

Colorado Rockies SPs Jon Gray and Eddie Butler are competing for the final rotation spot, according manager Walt Weiss. Also in the running are SPs David Hale and Christian Bergman.

Fantasy Tip: Gray and Butler have the fantasy upside, with the former being the team's top pitching prospect. Although until there is an official announcement, it is difficult to roster any of the four outside of NL-only formats, especially pitching their home games at Coors Field. It is a situation to monitor, and if Gray or Butler win the job, they could warrant a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Nick Groke


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa likely headed to DL

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:56:26 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) appears bound to begin the regular season on the disabled list because of recurring tightness in his right groin. Although manager Walt Weiss is not going to make an official announcement until he has to, De La Rosa has been limited to playing catch and is not scheduled for any bullpen sessions. Weiss also noted the injury may be a long-term issue. "This is something he's had several times before, so you can categorize it as being chronic," Weiss said. "That being the case, we want to make sure he's good to go so this thing doesn't pop up again."

Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa's wins are nice, but they come with awful ratios, as he has averaged a 6.4 K/9, a 3.81 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over the past two seasons. Add this injury scare and pitching his home games in Coors Field, and there is little reason to roster him outside NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, and even then he is a low-end arm.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Positive reports on Jorge De La Rosa

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:12:56 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) said an MRI exam on his left groin showed "nothing bad." However, it's unknown when he will pitch in a spring game again or whether he can make his scheduled start in the team's April 10 home opener. He has dealt with groin tightness throughout the spring. De La Rosa was scheduled to play catch Monday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa is mainly an NL-only fantasy commodity. He's pitching in one of the best hitter's parks in the league, and he often struggles with control, making him wildly unpredictable. After a career-high 9.4 K/9 in 2009, De La Rosa has also become less of a strikeout pitcher.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki moving around well

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:38:08 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) has been moving around well this spring after hip surgery, according to multiple scouts.

Fantasy Tip: Tulo checks in as our second ranked fantasy baseball shortstop, and he could easily be the most valuable player at the 6 before the year is up. That's assuming he's healthy, though. There is an abundance or risk and reward with Tulowitzki, and you'll have to take him in the early rounds in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa to miss next start

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:34:22 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) will miss his next start due to groin issues, and it is uncertain when he will return to the mound.

Fantasy Tip: Any fantasy value De La Rosa had likely declined for the time being. Despite having 15 victories on average each season, this could be an issue that hampers the Rockies standout for a while. It's best to avoid De La Rosa for this reason.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


Rockies | Jhoulys Chacin cut

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:26:41 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin was granted his unconditional release by the club on Sunday, March 22.

Fantasy Tip: No word yet on where Chacin will go, but he could improve pitching away from the pinball machine known as Coors Field. He was projected for around 25-30 starts this year so Chacin does eat innings. Wait and see where Chacin lands before spending a late-round pick.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa dealing with soreness

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:50:16 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (groin) reached his pitch limit after 2 1/3 innings and left his start with left groin soreness Friday, March 20, according to the team.

Fantasy Tip: Restrict De La Rosa to NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, and he only offers low-end value in those formats. While the 33-year-old lefty has averaged 15 wins the past two seasons, his 6.4 K/9, 3.81 ERA and 1.31 WHIP are undesirable returns in the majority of formats. Add the Coors Field factor, and De La Rosa is likely best avoided.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Jordan Lyles becoming K pitcher?

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:06:20 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles is honing the split-fingered changeup that he developed last summer into more of a strikeout pitch this spring. Lyles has struck out six batters in seven Cactus League innings after managing a career-high 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 2014. He also has given up 1.39 ground balls for every fly ball in his career. "Of my strikeouts this spring, I want to say 75% (of the put-away pitches) have been changeups," said Lyles. "That tells me it's a little more difficult to see."

Fantasy Tip: Lyles is far from a household fantasy name, but he might be worth throwing a few bucks at in deep mixed leagues to see if he can keep up his strikeout potential with a new and improved pitch. His ground-ball profile should help him succeed at Coors Field, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez lighter

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:40:27 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez said he currently weighs 210 pounds and feels great. He reported to camp at 235 pounds last season.

Fantasy Tip: Car-Go is the ultimate definition of risk-reward. He hasn't played in more than 145 games in his career, and he hasn't eclipsed 127 games played in any of the last four seasons due to various ailments. However, when he's healthy, he's perhaps the most consistent and valuable fantasy outfielders out there, and he hits in the best hitter's park in the league. In any event, he's an early-round target because of his upside when he's on the field.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa to open at home

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:23:44 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa will start the team's home opener Friday, April 10, against the Chicago Cubs, manager Walt Weiss announced Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: JDLR holds a 45-14 lifetime record at Coors Field, so FantasyScore owners will certainly want to remember him at just $4,700 (or 9.4% of cap).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Kyle Kendrick to start opener

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:23:02 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick has been tabbed as the team's opening day starter for Monday, April 6, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: At just $3,700 (or 7.4% of cap), Kendrick is attractive from a salary perspective. However, he faces a solid lineup in a road game, and FantasyScore would be wise to avoid him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez more in control

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:49:41 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is more under control at the plate this year, and his leg kick isn't as high. "He's more under control, and he's feeling right now that he can control the at-bats," hitting coach Blake Doyle said. "I'm looking for a lot of big things out of him this year." Gonzalez also said that he'll give consideration to laying down bunts and hitting to the left side to beat defensive shifts when the situation dictates it in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: With Car-Go, there is plenty of risk and plenty of reward. He hasn't played more than 145 games in his career, and he played in only 70 games in 2014 due to injury. However, if he can stay healthy, Gonzalez will be well worth his early-round price in fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez seeing ball well

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 05:14:33 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) hit a ground-rule double Saturday, March 14, and said he is feeling better than expected after a six-month layoff. Gonzalez had left knee surgery last August. "You always have your doubts when coming off a long break, but I'm seeing the ball really, really well. And I'm making good contact, which is important for spring training."

Fantasy Tip: Over the past four seasons, Gonzalez has averaged just 418 at-bats and carries the injury prone label for good reason. However, he has returned an average of 72 runs, 21 home runs, 71 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a .290/.356/.521 slash line. He stole just three bases last season, though, and that element of his game shouldn't be counted on. Still, four-category production is nothing to scoff at, and Gonzlaez enters his age-29 season with a clean bill of health. While the injury risks remain, just because he was injured in the past doesn't mean he'll miss time in 2015. Selecting Gonzalez in the early middle rounds could return first-round value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders


Rockies | Adam Ottavino to see save chances

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:54:13 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino could see occasional save opportunities during the regular season when CL LaTroy Hawkins needs a break, according to manager Walt Weiss.

Fantasy Tip: It appears as though the Rockies are trying to groom Ottavino to be their future go-to guy in the ninth inning, with the 42-year-old Hawkins entering his 21st and final season. He should be on your draft radar during the middle to later rounds of NL-only fantasy keeper leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders


Rockies | Charlie Blackmon feeling good

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:57:22 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon (abdomen) said Wednesday, March 11, that his abdominal strain only hurt when he swung a bat. He said most of the pain is now gone.

Fantasy Tip: Blackmon appears good to go for the regular season, barring any setbacks. The rare five-category producer is a solid fantasy outfielder, especially since his production is bolstered by playing half of his home games at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Patrick Saunders


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Colorado Rockies Player News

Adames Cristhian SS
Anderson Scott SS
Anderson Travis P
Anderson Tyler P
Arenado Nolan 3B
Asahina Jon P
Axford John RP
Ballard Jordan 1B
Barfield Jeremy OF
Barker Sean OF
Barnes Brandon OF
Batista Miguel SP
Bauer Rick RP
Baugh Matthew P
Bechtold David P
Becktel Travis OF
Belen Jose P
Bello Yoely P
Berg Justin P
Berglund Bret OF
Bergman Christian SP
Bergmann Jason RP
Bernadina Roger OF
Betancourt Rafael RP
Bettis Chad SP
Binda Byron P
Blackmon Charlie OF
Blood Randy 2B
Blumenthal Kyle C
Bright Adam P
Brinson Matt 1B
Brothers Rex RP
Brown Brooks P
Buch Ryan P
Burok James P
Burres Brian SP
Butler Eddie SP
Capellan Jose SP
Carle Shane P
Cassevah Bobby P
Casteel Ryan C
Castillo Richard P
Castro Simon P
Chatwood Tyler SP
Christensen David OF
Clarke Darren P
Collis Devin P
Cook Chris 1B
Cuadrado Phillip 3B
Cuevas Noel OF
Culberson Charlie OF
Cunningham Jeff 1B
Czarniecki Jordan OF
Dahl David OF
Davis J.J. OF
Davis Lars C
Davis Leonard OF
De La Rosa Jorge SP
Deratt Alan P
Descalso Daniel SS
Diangelo Jason P
Diaz Jairo RP
Dickerson Corey OF
Dodson Stephen P
Drew Tim RP
Escobar Alex OF
Fallon Chris INF
Feinberg Alexander 2B
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Ferrer Ricardo P
Fischer Jeff P
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Froneberger Isaiah P
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Garko Ryan 1B
Gibbs Michael P
Gilfillan Jason P
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Gray Jon SP
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Houston Daniel P
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Lo Ching-Lung P
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Lyles Jordan SP
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Macri Matt INF
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Marshall Brett SP
Massey Tyler 1B
Matzek Tyler SP
McAtee Bradley P
McClellan Zach RP
McClendon Mike P
McDade Blake 1B
McKenry Mike C
Merchan Jesus INF
Metcalf Travis 3B
Miller Justin RP
Miller Tony OF
Milliron Michael SS
Mitchell Russ 1B
Molina Gabe RP
Molina Gustavo C
Morales Willie C
Morneau Justin 1B
Moss Damian SP
Muecke Josh P
Murphy Tom C
Nazario Radames SS
Nin Sandy P
Ortega Jose A. RP
Ortmeier Dan OF
Ottavino Adam RP
Parker Christian SP
Parker Kyle OF
Parker Zack SP
Paulk Michael OF
Paulsen Ben 1B
Perez Audry C
Perry Robert OF
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Quintanilla Omar SS
Quirk Kemer OF
Ramirez Enmanuel P
Rauch Austin C
Repec Matthew SS
Restrepo John OF
Rifkin Aaron INF
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Rivera Carlos 1B
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Roberts Brandon OF
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Rondon Jorge RP
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Rose Chad P
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Torres Joe P
Tovar Jose P
Tulowitzki Troy SS
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Walker Brandon P
Weiser Keith P
Wheeler Tim OF
White Max OF
Wiley Mike P
Wilhite Matt P
Williams Jr. Kenny OF
Woods Coty P
Yacko Kurt P
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Ynoa Rafael 2B
Zuanich Mike 1B

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