Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:35:27 -0800
Colorado Rockies OFs Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson and Brandon Barnes will compete for the starting center field job during spring training.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:44:17 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson will compete with fellow left-handed batter OF Charlie Blackmon for at-bats and starts in the outfield. The Rockies also brought in OF Drew Stubbs, who is under a one-year, $4.1 million contract, so the team is likely to try and find playing time for him. The team also added OF Brandon Barnes during the offseason, and he was the starting center field for much of last season for the Houston Astros. Many of the available at-bats are likely to come from the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Whomever emerges at the top of Colorado's lineup will be a useful fantasy option, as they'll be tapping the plate frequently after being knocked around by the likes of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki in the middle of the lineup.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:43:34 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson is in the mix for at-bats and starts in the outfield this season. He added 15 pounds during the offseason, and he returned to Meridian (Miss.) Community College where he plays before he was drafted, taking fly balls at all three outfield positions to improve his routes. "When you have a chance to compete for a spot, you have to take advantage. You can rest later," Dickerson said Monday, Feb. 17.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson worked on his bunting and baserunning during the offseason, and he might be a good fit for available at-bats at the leadoff spot. If he wins a starting gig, he will be a nice NL-only fantasy option playing in Coors Field in a potentially potent lineup.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:02:14 -0800
The winner of the left field competition for the Colorado Rockies this spring is likely to hit leadoff. Those candidates include OFs Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. If Blackmon or Stubbs win the job, OF Carlos Gonzalez could be moved back to left field.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:08:30 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is considering several options to fill the vacant leadoff spot, including OF Carlos Gonzalez. OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are also considered top candidates for the top spot in the order. 2B DJ LeMahieu, 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Brandon Barnes and OF Charlie Culberson are also others who could earn leadoff opportunities. Weiss said Friday, Dec. 6, that he is not ruling out other options.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez moving to the leadoff spot would mean a dip in his RBI numbers, but also an increase in his runs scored, and perhaps stolen base totals. Either way, he will be a stud fantasy option again in 2014.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:07:40 -0800
Colorado Rockies OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are expected to see more at-bats following the trade of OF Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. Both are also candidates to fill the vacant leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon and Dickerson are must-starts in NL-only fantasy formats, and some mixed leagues as well, if they can secure regular at-bats.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:24:21 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson (knee) is dealing with left knee tendinitis, and the injured area is in the hamstring behind the knee. He left the game Monday, Sept. 2, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:29:02 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (knee) will undergo an MRI on his ailing left knee.
Fantasy Tip: Luckily, Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could be back within the next few days if Fowler must miss an extensive period. We'll let you know more as we find out. Charlie Blackmon remains the best interim play out of the group of part-timers that also includes Corey Dickerson and Charlie Culberson.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:31:07 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be put on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger Wednesday, Aug. 7. In a corresponding move, SP Jeff Francis will be recalled from the minors. Gonzalez had been dealing with the finger injury since July 7. The DL stint will be retroactive to Aug. 5. Francis will pitch out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Corey Dickerson and Charlie Culberson will split duties in left field with Cargo on the sidelines. Culberson will likely be the fourth outfielder, with Dickerson getting the first crack at the majority of at-bats if you're searching for depth in cavernous mixed formats.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:33:00 -0700
The Colorado Rockies need to make a roster move Thursday, Aug. 1, to bring up SP Chad Bettis for the start, and it is likely OF Corey Dickerson is optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room.