Colorado Rockies news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:03:26 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Jose Reyes' impending suspension will be known shortly. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he expects to make a decision "soon" and that he's just waiting for one last piece of information from the union.
Fantasy Tip: No matter how long the suspension is, Reyes' days of relevance in fantasy baseball already appear over, as Trevor Story has absolutely taken off at shortstop for the Rockies. The only way the former NL batting champion could contribute regularly to fantasy teams again is if he were to resurface elsewhere, which seems highly unlikely to happen at some point this season. If you took the risk of selecting him on draft day, it's looking like a wasted pick.
Thu, 05 May 2016 14:42:43 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Brendan Rogers, Colorado's No. 1 prospect, is hitting .364/.440/.636 for Class A Asheville this year and has reached base safely in 22 of 23 games.
Fantasy Tip: Rogers, just 19, is obviously at least a few years from showing his face in the big leagues, especially the way Trevor Story has developed in his first taste of MLB action. Like Story, Rogers also boasts raw power and great bat speed, and he also has good plate discipline. For now, he's just a guy to watch in keeper and dynasty formats.
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:18:43 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood lowered his ERA on the year to 2.15 with eight shutout innings against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 4, and opponents are hitting .239 off of him. He's throwing his changeup more often to ease the stress on his elbow, which has twice been reconstructed with Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Chatwood essentially missed two years because of his second elbow reconstruction, so it's hard to say how durable he'll be for the Rockies throughout the year. The early returns are very promising, though, and he should be owned in deep mixed and NL-only leagues at this point. Just be careful with half of his starts coming at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:57:41 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood was phenomenal in his start Wednesday, May 4, against the San Diego Padres. He tossed eight shutout innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking only one, en route to picking up the victory.
Fantasy Tip: Although it can be tough trusting a starting pitcher from the Rockies regularly, it might be time to start taking Chatwood seriously. The 26-year-old is now 4-2 with a dazzling 2.15 ERA, and he's allowed one run or less in four of his six starts. For those that think this might be a fluke, also consider that before going down with Tommy John surgery, Chatwood actually posted respectable numbers in his last full season with the club back in 2013.
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:05:15 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra, 2B DJ LeMahieu and C Nick Hundley are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4. OF Ryan Raburn is hitting sixth, 2B Cristhian Adames is hitting ninth and C Tony Wolters hits seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Raburn has an impressive .361-4-8 line in 36 at-bats. He's certainly worth the low-end flyer against Cesar Vargas. Adames is hitting .148 and isn't worth the stream in Petco Park. Wolters hasn't hit much since his first couple of games and isn't worth the start.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:07:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gray now has two 10-strikeout games out of his three starts. His ERA is just a ballooned 7.98 on the season. He's worth stashing to see if he can harness that ERA.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:28:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arenado currently leads the majors in homers and RBI, and he is more than justifying his status as a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:17:05 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Mark Reynolds and C Nick Hundley are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller Sunday, May 1. 1B Ben Paulsen will start at first base and is batting seventh, while C Tony Wolters will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Paulsen has been a bit inconsistent at the plate recently but is still hitting .326 this season and could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues. Wolters has struggled in his limited playing time this season and should be avoided in most leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:14:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Settle for the strikeouts (league-leading 37) and underwhelming batting average (.261) because Story is pounding the counting stats. Through 22 games, the rookie has 19 runs, 10 home runs and 20 RBI. Playing half his games at hitter-friendly Coors Field is a nice safety net to help avoid any prolonged slumps, too.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:58:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hundley has gone 5-for-14 with one home run and three RBI since returning from the disabled list. Hundley should be a starting option in two-catcher leagues and could also be used in some deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:53:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arenado is one of the best third baseman in the league and has been producing at the plate. Arenado should be an everyday starting option for fantasy owners.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:46:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, April 29. His 10 home runs in April has tied an MLB record for most home runs in April by a rookie.
Fantasy Tip: Story has slowed down on his home run pace but has hit one in each of the last two games. Story still struggles with strikeouts but should be a starter in all leagues for the time being.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:25:13 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Friday, April 29. OF Ryan Raburn draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting fifth in the order. 1B Mark Reynolds is batting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: Raburn is a notorious lefty killer and is a sound investment in DFS action this evening. Reynolds is coming off a three-hit, one-homer performance Wednesday and gains additional daily value in the cleanup spot in a potent offense. He's also worth a sleeper selection against Ray.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:23:48 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon (toe) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is back in the leadoff spot against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray Friday, April 29. As a result, OF Gerardo Parra drops back down to the No. 6 spot in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: You'll want to return Blackmon to starting lineups in all traditional leagues. Against a lefty in his first game back, though, you'll likely want to avoid him in daily formats and allow him to shake off some rust. Parra's daily value drops slightly with the move out of the leadoff spot, but he should remain a solid starter in all other fantasy formats.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:01:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since Hundley returned, he has faced two lefties, while Wolters has been in against two righties. Wolters opened eyes with three quick steals, but he has done little since with a .156-0-3 line on the year. It's worth watching in the coming days, but pass on Wolters. Adames is 4-for-24 (.167) on the year and isn't a real solid option against Juan Nicasio.
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