Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:09 -0700
The Colorado Rockies recalled OF Corey Dickerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, April 14.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:31:51 -0700
The Colorado Rockies activated RP Boone Logan (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 7, and optioned OF Corey Dickerson to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:54:37 -0700
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he plans to rotate players in center field, despite the fact that OF Charlie Blackmon has started there three times in the first five games. OF Corey Dickerson is another left-handed option, and OFs Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes swing from the right side. "We'll mix and match," said Weiss. "We have a lot of options. If a guy doesn't start, he can come into the game later as a pinch-hitter, pinch-runner or for defense."
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon is hot to start the season, but the other outfielders will see plenty of chances. Owning any of these options is tough to do in standard mixed leagues because of the uncertainty of PT on a daily basis.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:30:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon struggled with the bat during the spring, hitting just .236. However, manager Walt Weiss inserted Blackmon into the starting lineup in center field Monday, March 31, against the Miami Marlins. "Charlie's got more time out there than (OF Corey Dickerson) does, and to be honest with you, Charlie maybe has been our best player the last month of (last) season)," Weiss said. "He was the right guy to be out there."
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:49:08 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Jason Pridie went 4 for 4 with a double in Cactus League spring action Monday, March 17, against the San Diego Padres, and he is hitting .344 this spring. Pridie can play all three outfield positions, but is still believed to be behind OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:43:46 -0700
The Colorado Rockies' competition for center field could last until late in spring training, said manager Walt Weiss. He made a point of singling out OF Brandon Barnes, whom he thinks "gets left out" of discussions about this battle. The right-handed batter is hitting .346. Fellow righty stick Drew Stubbs went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday, March 11, and is batting .278. He's not a certain candidate to hit leadoff when in the lineup; he hit fifth Tuesday and has moved around the lineup throughout spring action. Left-handed batter Corey Dickerson singled, and he's now hitting .346. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .227 and didn't play.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson has the biggest potential of these four and should be your first fantasy target. The fact he hits on the majority platoon side helps his cause. Barnes could eat into Stubbs' at-bats if he keeps gaining favor. Blackmon seems like he's bringing up the rear in this race.
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.