Colorado Rockies news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:26:36 -0700
Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 26. 2B DJ LeMahieu moves into the cleanup spot, while 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at third base and batting seventh against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller.
Fantasy Tip: All LeMahieu ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has done is continue to hit this year, so continue to ride him on FantasyScore. However, Miller has been very solid all season long despite his record. Descalso ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak daily pick with his .207 average (29-for-140) and four homers on the season.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:21:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller has been pitching much better than his record might suggest for the Braves. Gonzalez ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) could be overlooked on FantasyScore coming off his minor injury, and a whopping 28 of his 30 home runs this year have come against right-handers. Car-Go is a solid choice tonight.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:46:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) just hurt the knee the day before, so the Rockies aren't taking any chances and are keeping him out. He should be stashed away on your bench in regular leagues as well. McBride ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is worth a low-cost flier. He has a .208 mark in August but his bat has warmed up in the past week (.357).
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:51:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kendrick is expected back sometime in September. Until he can officially return, avoid him in FantasyScore.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:50:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McKenry is on the 60-day disabled list and will not return again this season. Scratch him from your FantasyScore cheat sheets.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:39:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has been red hot lately, but injuries are always a concern when using him in FantasyScore. Give him a full game to prove his health before trusting him again at this high price.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:56:38 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list to start against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Aug. 25. In a corresponding move, SP David Hale has been optioned to Class AAA Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Bettis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hasn't started for Colorado since Sunday, July 19. And while the Braves are a team to target with your starting pitchers, Bettis remains a risky start. Hale ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) can be dropped in all seasonal formats.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:52:32 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Jose Reyes would welcome a trade out of Colorado, and the Rockies are likely seeking to trade him, too. Reyes isn't interested in playing for a team that's not competitive, and the Rockies are on pace for another 95-loss year. Colorado owes Reyes more than $56 million through the 2017 season. "I'm at the point in my career that I want to win," Reyes said. "I say it over and over. I want to win. I don't want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That's not the kind of player I feel like I am." Reyes was put through waivers last week and went unclaimed, so the Rockies can trade Reyes to any team. It could be tough to trade him, though, as his OPS is below .700 for the first time since 2005, and he ranks last in defensive runs saved this year among 25 qualifying shortstops.
Fantasy Tip: Even though Reyes ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is on a last-place team, the move to Colorado was good for his overall fantasy value, as he's hitting in one of the more hitter-friendly home ballparks at Coors Field. Another trade this year would likely decrease his value for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:54:15 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hit his 30th home run of the season Sunday, Aug. 23, in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets. It marked the first time since 2010, when Gonzalez smacked 34 homers, that he reached the 30-homer plateau.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) is making the most of Colorado's largely forgettable season and should remain in FantasyScore lineups as long as his bat stays hot.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:46:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In defense of Hale ($3,200, 6.4% of cap), he did throw nine strikeouts, but Hale's record fell to 3-5 overall. In short, just your typical Coors Field outing. Although his ratio (13 walks, 40 strikeouts) is good, Hale's ERA has risen from 4.12 to 6.15 in his last eight starts. Leave him on your bench.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:13:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Paulsen ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) did not start Saturday, Aug. 22, because the Rockies were facing left-handed SP Jon Niese. He is batting .285 against right-handed pitching and is hitting .319 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 94 at-bats during day games, making this a favorable matchup for him in FantasyScore.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:09:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garneau ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is 2-for-7 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. If you need salary cap relief in FantasyScore, he could be worth a flier.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:07:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Descalso ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is only batting .176 this month and is hitting .212 this season with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 79 games. You can ignore him for FantasyScore purposes.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:57:37 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick (shoulder), who has been out since Aug. 1 with right shoulder inflammation, is close to a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Rockies next month.
Fantasy Tip: Kendrick ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) may have some FantasyScore value if he does well in rehab and comes back, but this situation is worth monitoring. If he does return, take a look at his matchups and how he does in certain stadiums before utilizing Kendrick.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:32:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Flande ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) turned in a strong performance Thursday, and he has proven to be a decent option on FantasyScore late in the season. Keep an eye on what the Rockies do with him as the season winds down, but he should be an inexpensive option for owners.
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