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Rockies | Closer-by-committee approach for Rockies?

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:10:07 -0800

Colorado Rockies RPs Jake McGee, Jason Motte, Chad Qualls and Adam Ottavino (elbow) are all candidates to pitch in the ninth inning, according to bullpen coach Darren Holmes. Holmes noted the bullpen will focus on retiring hitters at critical times and not predetermined roles.

Fantasy Tip: Bullpen by committees are a hassle for fantasy owners, and given the home venue in this discussion, the fantasy value is low for all four arms in the majority of leagues. However, it is also Friday, Feb. 5, so a lot can change before the season starts, and a full-time closer could emerge at some point. For the time being, though, proceed with caution when approaching this bullpen. Ottavino has the lowest value because he'll be for the majority of the first half of the season following Tommy John surgery last year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Tracy Ringolsby


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez could play first base

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:38:49 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez could see action at first base during spring training, although the team does not have plans to move him to the position on a full-time basis for now. "CarGo at first base is something we've talked about introducing a little bit this spring, but it's more of a potential longterm outlook," manager Walt Weiss said.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez hit .271 with 40 home runs and 97 RBIs in 153 regular-season games in 2015. He should be viewed as a high-end No. 2 outfielder in mixed fantasy formats as long as he's playing his home games in Denver. For the time being, Ben Paulsen and Mark Reynolds will split time at first base for the Rockies, with both players having little value outside of NL-only leagues.

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


Rockies | Gerardo Parra set for starting job

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:23:12 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra will be left with a starting spot to win in the outfield after the Rockies traded OF Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Jan. 28. Parra can play left with OF Charlie Blackmon in center field and OF Carlos Gonzalez in right. OF Brandon Barnes will be the fourth outfielder and fill in everywhere.

Fantasy Tip: Parra had career highs in batting average (.291), home runs (14) and runs (83) last year with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Coors Field was the best possible landing spot for him, and now he's in a starting role. He could improve on his solid 2015 season with the Rockies, and he should be a target in the later rounds of all mixed leagues.

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


Rockies | Jake McGee could be flipped

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:23 -0800

Colorado Rockies RP Jake McGee will make $4.8 million in 2016 with one year of arbitration left before he's eligible for free agency, so the Rockies could elect to trade him this summer or next offseason.

Fantasy Tip: McGee's fantasy value is boosted big time, as he's now expected to close for Colorado. Despite pitching in one of the best hitting environments now in Coors Field and for a team not expected to contend, McGee has the tools to become a top-15 fantasy closer in 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Rockies | Colorado trades for closer

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:45:54 -0800

The Colorado Rockies traded OF Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Jan. 28, in exchange for RP Jake McGee and unknown minor leaguers.

Fantasy Tip: McGee has always had closer stuff, and now he should be expected to serve as the Rockies No. 1 fireman in the ninth inning. Before this, the Rockies were expected to use Jason Motte and/or Chad Qualls, so McGee is certainly an upgrade. Don't worry so much about the hitter's paradise of Coors Field. McGee has the tools to succeed in this role and can be a top-15 fantasy closer now.

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


Rockies | Charlie Blackmon avoids arbitration

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:58:04 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon re-signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract to avoid arbitration Monday, Jan. 25.

Fantasy Tip: With the fantasy boost Coors Field provides next to Blackmon's own hitting ability, he is a serious fantasy force to target after the top talents come off the board on draft day. He is a rare five-category contributor, and even if his power numbers drop a touch, his speed will pay the fantasy bills, and there is upside for a 20-40 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan


Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa pain-free

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:09:39 -0800

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (Achilles') is finally healthy and pain-free after being shut down with an Achilles' injury in mid-September last year. De La Rosa turns 35 on April 5 and leads the Rockies career lists in wins (78) and strikeouts (877).

Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa has had some pretty painful seasons in his career, both with injuries and performance. A 35-year-old arm pitching home games at hitter-friendly Coors Field should scare everyone away, except as a warm body in deep NL-only leagues.

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


Rockies | Colorado eyeing Yovani Gallardo

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:16:57 -0800

Free-agent SP Yovani Gallardo's (Rangers) representatives are scheduled to meet with the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Jan. 21.

Fantasy Tip: While Gallardo won 13 games with a 3.42 ERA last season, he returned a worrisome 5.9 K/9 and 1.35 WHIP. A move to Coors Field couldn't be spun positively, either. View him as a potential late-round grab in deep mixed and single-universe leagues, and a potential spot start option in favorable matchups at FantasyScore and in the majority of yearly formats.

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


Rockies | Gerardo Parra salary breakdown

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:25:23 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra will have a salary breakdown as follows: $8 million, $8 million and $10 million with a $12 million club option for 2019 and a $1.5 buyout.

Fantasy Tip: Parra could have a career year in Coors Field if enough playing time is available, which it should be at that salary. He's an OF4 to target later in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Rockies | DJ LeMahieu files for arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:07:10 -0800

Colorado Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $3.3 million while the team has countered with a $2.8 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: The 26-year-old LeMahieu hit .301 with six home runs, 61 RBIs and 23 steals in 150 games last season while making the All-Star team for the first time in his career. He is one of the better options available at the keystone position and should be selected in the middle rounds of all fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Rockies | Charlie Blackmon files for arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:29:23 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $3.9 million while the team has countered with a $2.7 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Blackmon hit .287 with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and 43 steals in 157 games last season. His combination of power and speed, along with the ability to hit for a high average, means he should be drafted in the early rounds of all fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Rockies | GM tells Carlos Gonzalez to ignore rumors

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:28:37 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez was told by general manager Jeff Bridich that while there are a lot of rumors circulating, Gonzalez should ignore them unless Bridich was quoted directly.

Fantasy Tip: The Rockies outfield is crowded since the addition of Gerardo Parra, and Gonzalez has been the subject of trade rumors for prolonged period of time. Fantasy players will want to stay tuned over the coming weeks because a relocation away from Coors Field would be a blow and potentially a significant blow to his fantasy stats. Assuming Gonzalez sticks with Colorado, he is a high-end No. 2 outfielder for your team and worth targeting in the early middle rounds.

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


Rockies | Nolan Arenado lands $5 million

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:09:11 -0800

Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $5 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Arenado could be the top 3B option after his .287-42-130 breakout last year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Rockies | Jose Reyes trial date set

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:41:55 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Jose Reyes will stand trial April 4 in Hawaii on domestic violence charges, according to the New York Daily News. It's the same day as the Rockies' season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Reyes could be facing a suspension, which haunts his fantasy value alongside him aging at 32. He's still a midrange SS option at a weaker position than in recent years.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports


Rockies | Multiple teams interested in Carlos Gonzalez

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:08:03 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams that have expressed interest in Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez this offseason, according to multiple sources. In addition, the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals contacted the Rockies about Gonzalez, although they are unlikely to pursue him now that they have signed outfielders in free agency.

Fantasy Tip: In 153 games last season, Gonzalez hit .271 with 40 home runs and 97 RBIs, although he benefitted greatly from playing his home games at Coors Field. Despite having nearly the same number of at-bats on the road (303 away vs. 305 at home), Gonzalez had eight fewer home runs, 25 fewer RBIs and a batting average that was 56 points lower away from Denver. That being said, he should still be one of the first outfielders drafted in all fantasy formats.

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Colorado Rockies Player News

Adames Cristhian SS
Almonte Yency P
Anderson Scott SS
Anderson Travis P
Anderson Tyler P
Arenado Nolan 3B
Asahina Jon P
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
Bettis Chad SP
Binda Byron P
Blackmon Charlie OF
Blood Randy 2B
Blumenthal Kyle C
Bright Adam P
Brinson Matt 1B
Buch Ryan P
Burok James P
Burres Brian SP
Butler Eddie SP
Cabrera Wander P
Capellan Jose SP
Carle Shane P
Cassevah Bobby P
Casteel Ryan C
Castellanos Alex OF
Castillo Richard P
Castro Miguel RP
Castro Simon P
Chatwood Tyler SP
Christensen David OF
Clarke Darren P
Collis Devin P
Cook Chris 1B
Cuadrado Phillip 3B
Cuevas Noel 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 2B
Diangelo Jason P
Diaz Jairo RP
Dodson Stephen P
Drew Tim RP
Escobar Alex OF
Fallon Chris INF
Feinberg Alexander 2B
Ferrar Simon P
Ferrer Ricardo P
Fischer Jeff P
Flande Yohan P
Freeland Kyle P
Freeman James P
Froneberger Isaiah P
Gage J.P. P
Gallagher Sean P
Gallo Mike RP
Garcia Drew INF
Garcia Jesse 2B
Garfield Cameron C
Garko Ryan 1B
Garneau Dustin C
Gibbs Michael P
Gilfillan Jason P
Gissell Chris P
Gobble Jimmy RP
Gomez Leuris P
Gonzalez Carlos OF
Graham Andrew P
Gray Jon SP
Groves Andrew P
Guarno Rick C
Guerrero James INF
Gurka Jason RP
Gustafson Tim P
Gustafson Tim P
Hale David SP
Hensley Steven P
Hernandez Carlos SP
Herrera Rosell INF
Hoffman Jeff P
Holcomb Darin INF
House Austin P
Houston Daniel P
Huerta Edgar RP
Hundley Nick C
Jacobsen Chad 1B
Johnson Alan P
Johnson Andrew P
Johnson Russ 3B
Johnston Andrew P
Jorgenson Adam P
Julio Erick P
Jurrjens Jair SP
Kaiser Marc P
Katz Ethan P
Keitzman Blake P
Kern Bruce P
Kindel Jeff INF
Kreidermacher Andrew P
Kuo Sheng-An P
Langerfels Jayson 3B
LeMahieu DJ 2B
Leonida Cole C
Lo Ching-Lung P
Logan Boone RP
Loupadiere Maruis OF
Luna Carlos P
Lyles Jordan SP
Lynch Brian P
Macri Matt INF
Marquez German P
Marsden Aaron P
Marshall Brett SP
Massey Tyler 1B
Matzek Tyler SP
McAtee Bradley P
McClellan Zach RP
McClendon Mike P
McDade Blake 1B
McGee Jake RP
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
Moss Damian SP
Motte Jason RP
Muecke Josh P
Murphy Tom C
Nazario Radames SS
Nikorak Mike P
Nin Sandy P
Oberg Scott RP
Ortega Jose A. RP
Ortmeier Dan OF
Ottavino Adam RP
Parker Christian SP
Parker Kyle OF
Parker Zack SP
Parra Gerardo OF
Paulk Michael OF
Paulsen Ben 1B
Perry Robert OF
Prime Correlle 1B
Qualls Chad RP
Quintanilla Omar SS
Quirk Kemer OF
Ramirez Enmanuel P
Rauch Austin C
Repec Matthew SS
Restrepo John OF
Reyes Jose SS
Reynolds Mark 1B
Rifkin Aaron INF
Riordan Cory P
Rivera Carlos 1B
Rivera Omar P
Rivera Oscar P
Roberts Brandon OF
Robledo Nelson C
Rodgers Brendan SS
Rodriguez Juan P
Rodriguez Wilfredo X. C
Romero Mandy C
Rose Chad P
Rose Patrick OF
Rusin Chris SP
Ruthven Sean P
Sandoval Danny INF
Sardinha Bronson OF
Sardinha Duke INF
Schlitter Brian P
Schlosser Gus RP
Seabury Beau C
Shetrone Drew P
Simon Jared OF
Songster Judd P
Story Trevor SS
Strickland Brett P
Strickland Geoff SS
Striz Nate P
Sullivan Josh P
Tam Jeff RP
Taylor Aaron P
Tinoco Jesus P
Tomko Brett SP
Torres Eider SS
Torres Joe P
Tovar Jose P
Vitters Josh OF
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
Ybarra Tyler P
Ynoa Rafael OF
Zuanich Mike 1B

Apodaca Bob TO
Bridich Jeff GM
Cole Stu TO
Foster Steve PC
Holmes Darren TO
Runnells Tom TO
Weinstein Jerry TO
Weiss Walt MAN
Wiley Mark TO

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