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  • Raimel Tapia Scratched From Friday's Game With Thumb Soreness

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia has been scratched from Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with thumb soreness, according to manager Bud Black. The issue isn't expected to be serious so he shouldn't be out for more than a game or two. Garrett Hampson is batting leadoff against Wade Miley while Yonathan Daza is getting the start in left field in Tapia's place.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Rockies Raimel Tapia
  • Josh Fuentes Homer Again On Thursday

    Colorado Rockies third baseman Josh Fuentes was a force at the plate on Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a 13-8 win over the Reds. Fuentes smacked a two-run home run off of Luis Castillo in the bottom of the first inning to stake the Rockies an early 3-0 lead. He then added RBI singles in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively, as Colorado grew that lead to 10-0. Cincinnati's offense finally woke up and made things interesting in the later inning but Colorado held on to win 13-8. Fuentes is slashing .308/.357/.538 with two home runs and seven RBI across 26 at-bats in May but all of that run production has come in the last two games. He's still batting an underwhelming .223 with a .585 OPS on the season.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Rockies Josh Fuentes
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez Quiets The Reds Over Seven Innings

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez earned his second win of the season on Thursday when he surrendered just four hits with one walk and two strikeouts over his seven innings of work. This was Gonzalez's finest start of the season as he held down the powerful Cincinnati offense despite only striking out two batters. The Rockies pounded Luis Castillo on the other side and spotted Gonzalez 10 runs through six innings. The stellar effort lowered the 29-year-old's season ERA to 4.79 to go along with a 1.40 WHIP and 17:11 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings. He draws the Padres on the road in his next start but isn't a recommended fantasy option in that one.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez
  • Kyle Freeland, Brendan Rodgers Could Return By End Of May

    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (shoulder) and second baseman Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) could return to the team by the end of the month, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Working his way back from a shoulder strain suffered during Spring Training, Freeland is scheduled to make rehab starts on Saturday and next Thursday, and he could potentially rejoin the Rockies after that second outing with Triple-A Albuquerque. Rodgers who has been sidelined with a hamstring strain since the middle of March is not as close to a return to Colorado, but he is ready to test his hamstring in game action, as he is scheduled to start at second base on Friday for his first rehab appearance. There's no timetable for Rodgers' return just yet, but it seems like Colorado could soon see both Freeland and Rodgers back on the active roster.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Rockies Kyle Freeland Brendan Rodgers
  • Trevor Story Gets Day Off On Thursday

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is getting the night off on Thursday, according to Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com. Manager Bud Black said that it was just a day off, and they will try to avoid bringing him into the game Thursday. Story has gotten off to a good start this season, slashing .278/.351/.474 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 22 runs scored in 37 games this season. Look for him to return to action on Friday, but for now Alan Trejo will pencil in at shortstop and bat eighth against the Reds.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Josh Fuentes Picks Up Three RBI In Win

    Colorado Rockies third baseman Josh Fuentes went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 3-2 win over the Padres in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Fuentes put the Rockies on the board in the bottom of the second inning when he took Blake Snell deep for a two-run shot, his third of the season. He then played the hero in the bottom of the eighth inning (extras) when he hit an RBI single off of Nick Ramirez to plate Charlie Blackmon and win the game. The 28-year-old accounted for all of Colorado's runs on Wednesday but his season has not gone according to plan. He's hitting just .204/.218/.306 with three home runs, 13 RBI, and a 23:2 K/BB ratio over 98 at-bats.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Josh Fuentes
  • Trevor Story Knocks In A Run, Swipes A Bag On Wednesday

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went a combined 2-for-7 with a run scored, an RBI, a walk, a stolen base, and three strikeouts in Wednesday's doubleheader vs. the San Diego Padres. Story did all of his damage in Game 1, a 5-3 loss when he put the Rockies on the board with an RBI single in the first inning off of Yu Darvish. He picked up another single, a walk, and stole his fifth base of the year later in that game. He went 0-for-4 in Game 2 with three strikeouts. Story is now slashing .278/.351/.474 with four home runs, 21 RBI, and five thefts over 133 at-bats this season. Fantasy managers were probably hoping for more power at this point in the season but his home run numbers should start to tick up as the weather warms in Denver.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Daniel Bard Blows Third Save Of The Season

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Daniel Bard blew the save on Wednesday vs. the Padres in Game 2 of their doubleheader when he allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings. The Rockies eventually won the game 3-2 in extra innings. Bard entered in the sixth inning with one out and one runner on to replace starter Austin Gomber. He was able to secure the next two outs and get out of the inning with the Rockies holding a 2-1 lead. He then came back out for the seventh inning to close the game out but allowed a double and two singles to tie the game up. It was Bard's third blown save of the year and is raised his ERA to a hideous 7.13 to go along with a 2.13 WHIP and 16:7 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. He's still been getting the bulk of ninth-inning work but sooner than later the team needs to move on from him.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Austin Gomber Pitches Well In Wednesday's Win Over San Diego

    Colorado Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed one unearned run on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a 3-2 win over the Padres in Game 2 of their doubleheader. This was Gomber's best start as a member of the Rockies as he nearly shut down the Padres over his 5 1/3 innings. He was charged with one unearned run as a Charlie Blackmon throwing error allowed Austin Nola to reach home after a Ha-Seong Kim double in the top of the second inning. Most importantly for Gomber, he only issued one free pass. He's now thrown just two walks over his previous three starts before surrendering 19 in his first five to begin the season. He still owns a 5.49 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 39 1/3 innings (eight starts), which leaves a lot to be desired. He gets these same Padres in a road rematch in his next turn.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Austin Gomber
  • Jon Gray Takes The Loss in Game 1 Of Doubleheader On Wednesday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed four runs, one earned, on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Padres. Gray started Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader and pitched better than his box score would indicate. He kept the Pads off the scoreboard until the top of the fifth inning when Trent Grisham knocked an RBI single. He came back out for the sixth and issued a walk before an Alan Trejo error and another walk led to a bases-loaded jam. Gray was then yanked in favor of Robert Stephenson, who served up a grand slam to Victor Caratini. Even though he only surrendered one earned run, it was enough to saddle him with the loss. He still holds a stellar 2.93 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 46 innings on the season. He'll get a rematch with the Padres, this time on the road, in his next turn.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Jon Gray
  • Charlie Blackmon Has Favorable Matchup For Matinee Game

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has had some success in his career against Padres' starter Yu Darvish. Blackmon has four hits- including one home run- and four RBI in 10 career at-bats against Darvish. The veteran outfielder has posted just a .671 OPS but has been a steady run-producer for the Rockies, as he has 20 RBI. Blackmon also seems to be putting together good at-bats lately, as he has four hits, three RBI, and a pair of walks in his last three contests. He makes for a savvy DFS play, considering Darvish is generally a pitcher to stay away from.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Josh Fuentes Sitting For First Game Of Doubleheader

    Colorado Rockies infielder Josh Fuentes is not in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres. Fuentes is in the midst of a 1-for-13 slide at the dish and hasn't homered since mid-April. Ryan McMahon will get the start at third base with Matt Adams at first base.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Josh Fuentes
  • Justin Lawrence To Serve As 27th Man For Doubleheader

    The Colorado Rockies have called up relief pitcher Justin Lawrence to serve as the team's 27th man during their doubleheader against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Lawrence was called up to make his Major League debut just a few weeks ago. He went on to make four appearances while allowing five hits, four walks and four earned runs over 4 1/3 innings before being sent down to Triple-A. He'll be headed back to Triple-A in all likelihood after Wednesday's doubleheader.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Ryan McMahon Goes Hitless On Tuesday

    Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon went 0-for-3 in a lopsided 8-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday. Dinelson Lamet and the Padres' bullpen made quick work of the Rockies, limiting them to just three hits and one run. McMahon has found himself in a power drought lately, collecting just three extra-base hits in his last 13 games. He also hasn't homered since April 27. He's been picking up hits, primarily singles, in the meantime but doesn't draw enough walks. He now owns a .256/.301/.481 batting line to go along with eight home runs, 22 RBI, and a 32:9 K/BB ratio over 133 at-bats on the season. McMahon will look to notch his ninth long ball at some point this week with the Rockies playing every game at home.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Ryan McMahon
  • Raimel Tapia Swipes A Bag In Tuesday's Loss

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 0-for-3 with a run, a walk, a strikeout, and a stolen base in an 8-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Tapia had his nine-game hitting streak snapped against Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego bullpen but he was still able to reach base with a walk, steal a base, and score the Rockies' only run. The 27-year-old has been excellent out of the leadoff spot for Colorado, slashing a stellar .306/.356/.427 with four home runs, 20 RBI, and four stolen bases over 124 at-bats this season. He'll continue to provide mixed-league value while being entrenched at the top of the batting order.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Raimel Tapia
  • Antonio Senzatela Takes The Loss On Tuesday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela took the loss on Tuesday when he surrendered four runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings in an 8-1 loss to the Padres. Senzatela was making his first start since being activated from the injured list after straining his groin. He pitched well in the beginning, preventing San Diego from scoring through his first four innings. But things started to fall apart in the top of the fifth when Manny Machado tagged him for a two-run homer. He came back out for the sixth inning but issued a walk and a single before being replaced by Tyler Kinley, who allowed both inherited runners to score. The 26-year-old has given up 11 earned runs over his last three starts (14 2/3 innings) and now owns an ugly 5.97 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season. He's not worth a roster spot at this point and should most definitely be avoided in his next start vs. the Reds.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Rockies Antonio Senzatela
  • Kyle Freeland To Make First Rehab Start On Saturday

    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (shoulder) will make his first rehab start on Saturday, according to MLB.com's Thomas Harding. Freeland has been out since suffering a left shoulder strain back in Spring Training, and he recently began throwing bullpen sessions again. Harding reports that Freeland will be limited to 60 to 70 pitches in the rehab outing, which he adds could be a sign that Freeland is very close to a return. When healthy, Freeland can be a solid play in deeper leagues, just make sure to avoid his home starts as he has a career 4.35 ERA at Coors Field as opposed to a 3.98 ERA on the road.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • C.J. Cron Placed On 10-Day Injured List Monday

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a lower back strain, the team announced on Twitter. Cron was scratched from the lineup on Friday night with lower back tightness, and then was held out of Saturday and Sunday's games. In Cron's absence, Connor Joe is likely to continue to see increased playing time at first base. Joe is 1-for-6 with four walks and a run scored through his first three games, and in the minors he has flashed double-digit home run potential that could translate well at Coors Field. Managers in deep mixed leagues or NL-only formats may want to take a look at Joe as a solid upside, short-term replacement.

    May 10 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Rockies To Activate Antonio Senzatela From Injured List

    May 10 · MLB Trade Rumors Rockies Antonio Senzatela
  • German Marquez Takes Tough Luck Loss On Sunday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez took the loss on Sunday when he allowed two runs (one earned) with three walks and six strikeouts in a 2-0 shutout loss to the Cardinals. This was quite the bounce back from the 26-year-old, who allowed eight earned runs over just 2/3 of an inning earlier this week in a start against San Francisco. He quieted the pesky St. Louis offense over his six innings of work but Adam Wainwright was just a little bit better on the other side. He still has a lot of improvement in his rate stats as he's currently posting a 5.49 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. He's facing the Reds at home in his next turn and should be left on the bench in that one.

    May 10 · RotoBaller Rockies German Marquez
  • C.J. Cron Out Of Lineup For Third Straight Day

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (back) remains out of the lineup for the third game in a row on Sunday, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Cron was scratched from Friday's lineup with lower back tightness, and Harding reports that Cron will be reevaluated on Monday. Managers will hope for a quick return for Cron, who is slashing .290/.394/.495 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 17 runs scored in 29 games. Connor Joe will get the start again at first in Cron's absence, and will bat fifth against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Dom Nunez Plates Three Runs With RBI Double

    Colorado Rockies catcher Dom Nunez went 1-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two strikeouts in a 9-8 loss to the Cardinals on Friday. Nunez cracked a double off of Carlos Martinez with the bases loaded to tie the game up a 5-5 in the top of the fifth inning. It was the 26-year-old's only hit of the contest but it sure was a big one. Nunez is a flawed hitter, who strikes out a ton (30:7 K/BB ratio in 69 at-bats) but he does have some upside and provides more pop than Elias Diaz. Nunez's counting stats are impressive given his limited number of at-bats (five home runs and 18 RBI) but he's slashing just .203/.276/.522. Ultimately, neither Rockies' backstop is capable of being an everyday fantasy starter but Nunez is the more intriguing player of the two. He's more of an NL-only, two-catcher league option if anything.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Rockies Dom Nunez
  • Charlie Blackmon Drives In A Pair Of Runs In Saturday's Loss

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored, and a walk in a 9-8 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. Blackmon picked up three hits, all singles, in the back-and-forth game. He drove in two runs off of Alex Reyes in the top of the eighth inning to pull the Rockies to within one run but they would ultimately fall short. The veteran outfielder is now rocking a four-game hitting streak and is slashing .360/.429/.480 with one home run and eight RBI over his last 25 at-bats. It's a very welcome sign for Blackmon who had gotten off to a dreadful start this year. The recent hot streak has his season batting line up to .228/.333/.347 with two home runs and 19 RBI over 101 at-bats. There's still room for improvement but it's nice to see him swinging the bat well once again.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez Gets Hammered On Saturday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez took the loss on Saturday when he surrendered seven runs on eight hits with one walk and one strikeout in a 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. The Cards jumped all over Gonzalez from the outset, tagging him for three runs in the first, two runs in the third, and two more in the fifth. It was his worst outing of the season, by far. He's now allowed 11 runs over his last 8 2/3 innings, which has raised his season ERA to an ugly 5.97 to go along with a 1.57 WHIP, and 15:10 K/BB ratio. He draws the Reds at home in his next start and should be avoided at all costs for fantasy purposes.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez
  • C.J. Cron Remains Out Of Lineup Saturday

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (back) remains out of the lineup on Saturday after being scratched from Friday's lineup due to lower back tightness. It appears that Cron is day-to-day with this back issue, as Connor Joe will get the start at first and bat sixth against the Cardinals. Through 29 games this season, Cron is slashing .290/.394/.495 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 17 runs scored.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Austin Gomber Hit Around By Cards On Friday

    Colorado Rockies LHP Austin Gomber took the loss on Friday when he surrendered five runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Gomber had a rough go against his former team on Friday. Harrison Bader tagged him for a two-run shot in the bottom of the second inning before opposing starting pitcher Jack Flaherty cranked a solo home run in the third. The 27-year-old lefty gave up two more runs in the fifth inning before exiting. There was some good, however, as he punched out seven and didn't walk a batter. Gomber issued 19 walks over his first five starts of the year but has only walked one over his last two, which is a major sign of improvement. He now owns a 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 34:20 K/BB ratio across 34 innings (seven starts) this season. He faces the Padres at home in his next turn and should not be started for fantasy purposes.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Rockies Austin Gomber
  • C.J. Cron Scratched From Lineup With Back Tightness

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (back) was scratched from Friday's lineup due to lower back tightness, according to Nick Groke of The Athletic. Matt Adams replaced Cron at first base, and is batting sixth against the Cardinals. Cron has gotten off to a good start in his first year in Colorado, slashing .290/.394/.495 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 17 runs scored in 29 games. For now, consider Cron day-to-day.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Colton Welker Suspended 80 Games

    Colorado Rockies third base prospect Colton Welker received an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension is effectively immediately. Welker is listed as the Rockies' No. 11 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. It's a significant setback in terms of his development after the minor league seasons were shut down completely due to COVID-19 in 2020. In his last full season of baseball in 2019, the 23-year-old hit .252/.313/.408 with 10 home runs, 53 RBI and 37 runs scored in 98 games (394 plate appearances) with Double-A Hartford. Nolan Arenado is no longer blocking him at the hot corner at the big league level, but Welker essentially will lose two straight seasons of minor league seasoning.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Rockies Colton Welker
  • Charlie Blackmon Drives In Two Runs With A Single

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored in a 6-5 win over the Giants on Wednesday. Blackmon put the Rockies on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning when he hit a two-run single off of Logan Webb. He would come around to score in the same frame and picked up another single later in the contest. The struggling 34-year-old has shown signs of life in the month of May, slashing .294/..368/.471 with a home run and six RBI over 17 at-bats. He's finally hitting above .200 on the season for the first time since April 3 as well. He'll look to keep it going in a weekend series against the Cardinals in St. Louis beginning on Friday.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Daniel Bard Earns Third Save In Close Call On Wednesday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Daniel Bard earned his third save of the season on Wednesday when he allowed one run (unearned) on two walks with two strikeouts over one inning in a 6-5 win over the Giants. Bard entered in the top of the ninth inning to preserve a two-run Rockies' lead. He promptly walked Brandon Crawford and Wilmer Flores before whiffing Curt Casali and Steven Duggar. The Giants then attempted a double steal and a Dom Nunez throwing error allowed Crawford to score. Bard then got Darin Ruf to ground out to end the game but it was a nail-biting affair. The 35-year-old is now 3-of-5 on save attempts this season but is sporting a horrible 8.10 ERA, 2.30 WHIP, and 13:7 K/BB ratio to go along with that. He still appears to be the ninth-inning man for now but there's no margin for error moving forward. Mychal Givens and Carlos Estevez would most likely be next in line for save chances if Bard were to lose his gig.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Jon Gray Punches Out Eight Against San Francisco

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray picked up a quality start and a win on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in a 6-5 win over the Giants. Gray really made just one mistake in this contest when he served up a two-run shot to Brandon Crawford in the top of the second inning. He mostly kept the pesky Giants' offense off the basepaths, though, and earned his fourth win of the season. The 29-year-old has defied the odds this year as he's notched four quality starts at home, which is no easy feat. He's rocking a 3.12 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 38:16 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings (seven starts). He draws the Padres in Coors Field in his next start but should be avoided in that one, despite his stellar numbers at home thus far.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Jon Gray
  • Trevor Story Has Not Discussed Extension With Rockies GM

    Colorado Rockies interim general manager Bill Schmidt has yet to discuss a contract extension with star shortstop Trevor Story or Story's agent. Story is set to become an unrestricted free agent after this year. The fact that Schmidt and Story haven't begun negotiations makes it likely that Story is playing his last year in Colorado and could even be dealt some time this season. Story's fantasy value would certainly take a hit if he moved away from the league's most hitter-friendly ballpark, Coors Field, but he'd still offer a ton of fantasy upside regardless of his landing spot.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Brendan Rodgers Nearing Rehab Assignment

    Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) played in a simulation game on Tuesday and is nearing a rehab assignment, according to Rockies manager Bud Black. Rodgers has been out since spring training due to a hamstring strain. The 24-year-old Rodgers has been plagued with multiple injuries over the past few years, but he was one of the team's top prospects once upon a time and could offer a solid power/speed combo for fantasy managers this year when he returns. Deep league and NL-only managers should keep an eye on his progress.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Brendan Rodgers
  • C.J. Cron Taking A Seat On Wednesday

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants. Matt Adams is getting the start at first base and batting sixth in the game. Cron has been hot over the past few weeks, following a cold start to the year. He hit his fifth home run of the year on Tuesday and is slashing .290/.389/.495 through 28 games on the year. The Rockies are off on Thursday, but we'll likely see Cron back in the lineup for Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Charlie Blackmon Walks It Off On Tuesday

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went a combined 1-for-8 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's doubleheader vs. the Giants. Blackmon went hitless in Game 1, which marked the 14th time he's done that this season. But he saved the best for last in Game 2. He was 0-for-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning with the Rockies trailing 6-2. Trevor Story got things going with a two-run double before a Ryan McMahon single narrowed the score down to 6-5. Then it was Blackmon's time to shine. He smoked a Camilo Doval offering over the wall in right field to walk it off for Colorado. The three-run dinger was just his second of the season. The veteran outfielder is slashing a disappointing .191/.308/.326 with two home runs and 15 RBI over 89 at-bats but perhaps Tuesday night's heroics will serve as a catalyst for the 34-year-old.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Trevor Story Reaches Five Times In Tuesday's Doubleheader

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went a combined 4-for-7 with a double, two RBI, a walk, one run scored, and a stolen base in Tuesday's doubleheader vs. the Giants. Story went 2-for-3 with a walk and a swiped bag, his fourth of the year, in Game 1, which was a 12-4 blowout loss. He hit a clutch two-run double off of Jake McGee in the bottom of the seventh inning, which sparked the Rockies' six-run rally, in Game 2. The 28-year-old shortstop took a little time to get going this season but he's been phenomenal over his last seven games, slashing .400/.516/.840 with two home runs and seven RBI over 25 at-bats. On the year, he's sporting a solid .303/.366/.532 batting line to go along with four home runs, 20 RBI, and four stolen bases across 109 at-bats. He should continue to be a fantasy monster the rest of the way.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Raimel Tapia Hits Grand Slam On Tuesday

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went a combined 2-for-8 with a grand slam and a strikeout in Tuesday's doubleheader vs. the Giants. San Francisco put up a whopping 10 runs on Colorado in the blink of an eye in Game 1 so the Rockies found themselves in quite the hole. Tapia accounted for all four of the Rockies' runs when he smacked a grand slam off starter Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning. He would go 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in the Game 2 win over SF. Tapia is working on a modest five-game hitting streak and has his season batting line up to a respectable .314/.360/.448 with four home runs and 17 RBI across 105 at-bats.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Raimel Tapia
  • Ryan Castellani Walks Four In Tuesday's Spot Start

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Ryan Castellani took a no-decision when he surrendered two runs on five hits with four walks and two strikeouts in an 8-6 win over the Giants in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Castellani was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to make his season debut on Tuesday and didn't fare too well. He surrendered a two-run shot to Brandon Belt in the first inning and walked four batters over his 3 1/3 innings. He'll most likely be sent back down to Triple-A so there's no fantasy value to chase here.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Rockies Ryan Castellani
  • Daniel Bard Still Rockies Closer After Rough Outing Sunday

    Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said that he was not contemplating removing Daniel Bard from the closer role after a rough appearance on Sunday, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. Bard dropped to 1-2 on the year yesterday, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk while recording just one out in an 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. Bard is 2-for-4 in save opportunities this season, with his last save coming on April 8. He now has a 9.00 ERA with 11 strikeouts in nine innings of work, and his Statcast numbers don't convey much confidence as he also has a 7.55 xERA while his .340 xBA is the 10th-worst mark among qualified pitchers. Bard is probably the worst closer in fantasy at the moment, and managers should avoid him unless they are desperate for the chance of getting saves.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Carlos Estevez Placed On IL With Finger Strain

    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained middle finger, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. The move is retroactive to April 30, as the Rockies have recalled outfielder Sam Hilliard from the alternate site in a corresponding move. Through 10 innings of work this year, Estevez has a 3.60 ERA with 10 strikeouts, while allowing 10 hits and four walks. In prior years Estevez has been a decent play in SV/HLD formats, but so far this season he has only one save and no holds in 10 appearances. When he returns he could be worth looking at in SV/HLD formats, but managers shouldn't consider him a top-tier target.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Rockies Carlos Estevez
  • Rockies Release Ivan Nova

    May 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Rockies Ivan Nova
  • Raimel Tapia Reaches Three Times, Swipes Two Bags

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored, and two stolen bases in an 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. All three of Tapia's hits were singles, one of which knocked in Elias Diaz in the eighth inning. He also swiped two bags in the affair, giving him three on the season. Tapia has picked up eight hits over his last three games, raising his season batting line to a solid .320/.368/.433. He also has three home runs and 13 RBI over 97 at-bats. His roster shares have started to tick up recently and for good reason. He's a solid source for OBP and has some intriguing speed/power upside. He should continue to provide value hitting atop the Colorado lineup.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Raimel Tapia
  • Daniel Bard Melts Down In Sunday's Loss To Arizona

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Daniel Bard took a loss on Sunday when he allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over 1/3 of an inning in an 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. Bard entered in the bottom of the eighth inning to preserve a 4-4 tie but ran into trouble immediately after he walked Josh VanMeter to lead things off. He then allowed a single, a triple, and back-to-back doubles as the D-Backs put up four runs on him. He ended up taking the loss after the rough outing. Bard has looked very shaky over his last five appearances, blowing two saves while taking two losses. He has an ugly 9.00 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over nine innings this year. He still should get the next save opportunity for the Rockies but he's on thin ice.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez Gets A No-Decision On Sunday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was given a no-decision when he allowed four runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in an 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez allowed a slew of extra-base hits in this one, including a two-run shot off the bat of Pavin Smith. He fired 85 pitches, 52 for strikes, in the inefficient outing. He now owns a 4.38 ERA with a 1.46 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings (four starts) on the season. The 29-year-old righty will face the Cardinals in St. Louis on his next turn. There's just not enough upside here to stream him, though.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez
  • Trevor Story Injured On Sunday

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (finger) was pulled from Sunday's matchup against the Diamondbacks. The 28-year-old was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, injuring his right index finger. He remained in the game to run the bases, but he was yanked defensively in the ninth. Story is batting .283 this season, racking up 28 hits, with eight doubles, 16 RBI, 16 runs, and three home runs. He should be evaluated further by Monday, at the latest, although he could be in store for a trip to the injured list.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Charlie Blackmon Gets Day Off Sunday

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is out of the lineup for Sunday's finale with the Diamondbacks. It will be just his fourth day off this year, as he is slashing .200/.326/.313 with one home run, 12 RBI and eight runs scored in 24 games. Yonathan Daza will get the start in right Sunday, and he will be batting sixth in the lineup.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Ryan McMahon Collects Four RBI On Saturday

    Colorado Rockies' second baseman Ryan McMahon went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a walk in the 14-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. McMahon opened up the scoring with an RBI double in the top of the first inning off Zac Gallen. He then picked up a two-run single in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth. It's impressive that the 26-year-old has been able to maintain his hot start into the month of May. He's driven in 20 runs to go along with eight home runs and a .881 OPS over 103 at-bats this season. This is starting to feel like the breakout season that fantasy managers were hoping for. He will have his ups and downs but the power upside is tantalizing.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Ryan McMahon
  • Trevor Story Homers In Big Win Over Arizona

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, four runs scored, and a walk in a 14-6 blowout win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Story cracked a two-run home run, his third of the year, off reliever Caleb Smith in the top of the sixth inning. He would also double in the game and score four runs total. The All Star shortstop took some time to get going this year but he's starting to flash. He's rocking a .283/.336/.495 batting line with three home runs and 16 RBI over 99 at-bats this season. Fantasy managers should enjoy Story's production over the next few months as he is considered to be a likely trade candidate this summer.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Trevor Story
  • Austin Gomber Earns The Win On Saturday

    Colorado Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber earned the win on Saturday when he allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts in a 14-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Gomber was not at his best on Saturday but this was a much-needed bounce-back after his nine-run meltdown vs. the Giants in his last start. A Ryan McMahon error in the bottom of the third inning led to a pair of runs scoring, hence the unearned runs for Gomber. Through 29 innings (six starts), the 27-year-old lefty is sporting a 2-3 record, 5.90 ERA, and 1.45 WHIP. Those numbers don't scream fantasy starter. He should be avoided, even as a streamer, in his next start against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Rockies Austin Gomber
  • C.J. Cron Drives In A Run In Friday's Loss

    Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout in a 7-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday. Cron knocked in Trevor Story with a single in the top of the first inning to open up the scoring for Colorado. D-Backs starter Madison Bumgarner would settle down after that and silence the Rockies' bats. The veteran first baseman got off to a sluggish start this season but is slashing .353/.431/.627 over his last 15 games. His recent stellar play has raised his season batting line to .275/.376/.475 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 80 a-bats. He should continue to reward fantasy managers that stuck with him through the slow start.

    May 1 · RotoBaller Rockies C.J. Cron
  • Jon Gray Hit Around By The Diamondbacks On Friday

    Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts in a 7-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday. Arizona hit Gray around on Friday, tagging him for five runs on nine hits. Gray surrendered four consecutive hits in the bottom of the third inning to score four runs and allowed another RBI single in the fourth. It wasn't the right-hander's best outing but it could have been much worse. Despite the poor start on Friday, he's still gotten off to a great start this season. He now owns a 3.15 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 30:14 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings. He draws the Giants at home in his next start.

    May 1 · RotoBaller Rockies Jon Gray