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  • Daniel Bard Planning Comeback In 2025

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    Daniel Bard is losing the entire 2024 season to injury. The Rockies reliever underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix a meniscus tear in his left knee in February. While rehabbing, he went down with a forearm injury and underwent a season-ending flexor tendon repair. At the time of the arm surgery, the 38-year-old righty was noncommittal...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Colorado Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Nolan Jones Could Resume Rehab Assignment This Week

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back, knee) took batting practice on the field and did light outfield drills at Coors Field ahead of Monday's series opener against the Cleveland Guardians. Jones still needs to advance to running the bases without issues, but if he progresses well enough by Wednesday, the Rockies could clear him to head out on a new minor-league rehab assignment. Although he appears to be fully recovered from his strained lower back, Jones is still coming back from soreness in his left knee that halted his previous stay with Triple-A Albuquerque. The speedy 26-year-old slugger may have been slashing a dismal .170/.243/.277 with one home run, seven RBI, 11 runs scored, and two stolen bases through 26 games (94 at-bats) as Colorado's everyday left fielder before getting sidelined, but his five-category upside when healthy makes him worth stashing in all fantasy leagues.

    May 27 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Rockies Designate John Curtiss, Select Josh Rogers

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    The Rockies are making a series of roster moves today, relayed by Luke Zahlmann of the Denver Gazette on X. Right-hander Peter Lambert has been recalled while left-hander Josh Rogers has had his contract selected. In corresponding moves, right-hander Justin Lawrence has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder strain while...

    May 27 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies John Curtiss Josh Rogers
  • Rockies Put Justin Lawrence On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Justin Lawrence (arm) on the 15-day injured list on Monday with a right-shoulder strain. In other moves, the Rockies selected the contract of left-hander Josh Rogers from the minors and recalled right-hander Peter Lambert while designating right-hander John Curtiss for assignment. Lawrence hasn't been very good at all for the Rockies in a high-leverage, late-inning role for the Rockies and is now hurt. Overall, he's gone 1-3 with a 5.91 ERA (4.11 FIP), a 1.83 WHIP, two saves, 15 walks and 20 strikeouts in 21 1/3 relief innings in his fourth big-league season. The walks haven't helped one bit, and Lawrence's recent arm injury could explain why he's been even worse recently. At the moment, Tyler Kinley and Jalen Beeks appear to be the team's top options for saves, with Kinley locking down two of the last three saves.

    May 27 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence Jalen Beeks John Curtiss Tyler Kinley Peter Lambert Josh Rogers
  • Austin Gomber Scratched From Monday's Start

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber (arm) was scratched from Monday's start due to arm soreness. As a result, Anthony Molina will get the starting nod. Gomber expressed to the media that he felt "that I would have been probably at 85% today where we are at now, still being in May, it was probably smarter just to buy a couple of days." This is a great sign, as Gomber could even make a start later this week and is still worth holding onto in deeper leagues. The southpaw entered Monday with a strong 2.76 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. Spot starter Anthony Molina has yet to start a game this season and has posted a poor 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP out of the bullpen. He should not be considered in any DFS formats this afternoon.

    May 27 · Source via Colorado Rockies Austin Gomber Anthony Molina
  • Adael Amador Hitting Stride In Double-A

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    Colorado Rockies shortstop prospect Adael Amador has begun to heat up for Double-A Hartford. Over his last 10 games, the 21-year-old is hitting .282 with four homers, 10 RBI, eight walks and four stolen bases. Amador is currently the Rockies No. 1 prospect per MLB.com and has really stepped it up of late after a sluggish start to the season. Amador is a switch-hitting middle infielder and possesses a very strong eye when he steps to the plate. His strong plate discipline is a strong sign for his potential big-league success, but he is likely a year or two away from making an impact for the Rockies and fantasy managers. He should be rostered in dynasty leagues, but can be avoided in redraft formats this season.

    May 27 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Adael Amador
  • Tyler Kinley Works Perfect Ninth Inning

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    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley was tasked with holding a three-run lead versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The right-hander threw a scoreless final frame to earn his second save of the season. He needed only nine pitches to retire the red-hot Phillies lineup. Kinley holds an ugly 7.59 ERA this season but he has looked much better in May. It's worth noting that Jalen Beeks and Justin Lawrence both pitched on Saturday. That being said, both pitchers were probably unavailable which is why Kinley got the save chance. He might be working his way into more save chances, but this situation is a mess right now.

    May 26 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Tyler Kinley
  • Jordan Beck Officially Placed On Injured List

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Jordan Beck (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday afternoon with a left-hand fracture. Beck suffered the injury on Saturday night while attempting to make a diving catch against the Philadelphia Phillies. There is no definitive timeline for his return. Beck had been struggling at the major-league level at the time of his injury as evidenced by his .190 average and bloated 37% K%. Outfielder Sean Bouchard was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start in left field against the Phillies on Sunday. Bouchard has had modest success across 66 MLB games in his career, but he is better off being left on the waiver wire for the time being.

    May 26 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Jordan Beck Suffers Broken Left Hand Saturday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Jordan Beck broke his left hand while trying to make a diving catch in left field during Saturday's game against the Phillies. There is no definitive timetable for his return yet, but he'll be sidelined for an extended period of time. After a hot start at Triple-A, Beck was called up to the majors only to struggle through his first 23 MLB games, hitting just .190 and posting a 1:30 BB:K (37.0% K%). The Rockies have summoned Sean Bouchard from Triple-A to take Beck's place on the roster. Bouchard has seen some success in limited action at the major league level in 2022 and 2023, but is probably off the radar for season-long fantasy for now. While Beck was not hitting well, managers who have an IL spot could stash Beck there until his return and hope that he eventually finds the stroke that made him successful at Triple-A.

    May 26 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Dakota Hudson Looking To Get Back In The Win Column Saturday

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    Colorado Rockies right-hander Dakota Hudson will look to get back into the win column on Saturday when he takes on the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. It hasn't been a great season overall for the former Cardinals rotation member as he sports a 5.89 ERA through nine starts and 44 1/3 innings of work on the 2024 campaign. The good news is Hudson has induced ground balls at a massive 58% clip, although he has long been a ground-ball pitcher with a 55.3% ground-ball rate for his career. He will take on a Phillies team that is tied for fourth with a .332 wOBA on the season.

    May 25 · Source via Colorado Rockies Dakota Hudson
  • Nolan Jones A Few Days Away From Swinging

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    Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said before Friday's game versus the visiting Philadelphia Phillies that outfielder Nolan Jones (back, knee) is still a few days away from resuming full baseball activities. Jones was running and stretching at Coors Field on Friday, but he's still not ready to take swings. After heading to the injured list on April 30 with a strained lower back, Jones then experienced swelling in his knee during his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque last weekend and remains without a clear timeline for a return at this point. Even though the speedy 26-year-old slugger was slashing a miserable .170/.243/.277 with one home run, seven RBI, 11 runs scored, and two stolen bases through 26 games (94 at-bats) as Colorado's everyday left fielder before hitting the shelf, his five-category upside when healthy makes him worth stashing in all fantasy leagues.

    May 25 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Rockies Select John Curtiss, Matt Carasiti

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    The Rockies made a pair of bullpen moves before tonight's matchup with the Phillies. Colorado selected righties John Curtiss and Matt Carasiti onto the MLB roster. In corresponding moves, they optioned right-hander Peter Lambert to Triple-A Albuquerque and designated Matt Koch for assignment. To open the second necessary 40-man roster spot, the Rox transferred Kyle...

    May 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Matt Carasiti John Curtiss Matt Koch Peter Lambert
  • Sean Sullivan Continues To Flash Elite Strikeout Potential

    Colorado Rockies starting pitching prospect Sean Sullivan continued to showcase his elite strikeout potential with eight punchouts in Thursday's victory. Through his first 40 innings at High-A, the 21-year-old has tallied 50 punchouts and only allowed three free passes. He has tallied at least eight punchouts in three of his starts, with his season-high being 13. Overall, he holds a solid 2.68 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through seven starts. Sullivan logged only two innings at Single-A last season and was immediately sent to Double-A to begin this season. The right-hander is projected to reach the majors in 2026, but that window could change thanks to the elite command he has shown in the first two months of the campaign.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Sean Sullivan
  • Kyle Freeland Transferred To 60-Day Injured List

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (elbow) has been transferred to the 60-day injured list on Friday. The left-hander hasn't made much progress in his recovery efforts lately. Freeland was able to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. However, the 31-year-old is still a month or two away from returning. He was shifted to the 60-day injured list in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Freeland back until around the All-Star break.

    May 24 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Kyle Freeland Throws Bullpen Session

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (elbow) was able to throw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday. This was the first time that Freeland was able to throw since landing on the injured list due to a left elbow strain. The expectation is that Freeland will throw a few more bullpen sessions before going on a rehab assignment. There isn't a clear timetable for his return, but a return in middle or late June is possible.

    May 22 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Ezequiel Tovar Sends Two To The Seats

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    Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar had a big night despite his team losing on Tuesday night versus the Oakland Athletics. The 22-year-old went 2-for-5 on the evening with both of his hits being solo homeruns. Tovar has had a rollercoaster of a season, but has caught fire over the past two week with 18 hits over his last 54 at-bats to go along with four homers and nine RBI. Tovar is aggressive at the plate and draws his fair share of strikeouts, but he has also been making good contact. The Rockies will be home for six straight games after their series with the Athletics on Thursday and should be all lineups as he continues to swing a hot bat.

    May 22 · Source via Colorado Rockies Ezequiel Tovar
  • Rockies Outright Julio Carreras

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    The Rockies announced that infielder Julio Carreras has been sent outright to Triple-A Albuquerque. That indicates he cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Sunday. The club also reinstated infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant from the injured list, with outfielder Sean Bouchard optioned to Albuquerque in a corresponding move. Thomas Harding of MLB.com relayed the moves...

    May 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Julio Carreras Sean Bouchard Kris Bryant
  • Jake Snider Promoted To High-A

    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Jake Snider was promoted to High-A Spokane on Tuesday, May 21. Snider got off to a great start with Single-A Fresno this season and was rewarded with an early-season call-up. In 34 games this season at Single-A, the 26-year-old posted a .311/.497/.495 slash line with two home runs, 20 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a 33:21 BB:K ratio. The former 20th-round selection spent the entirety of last season with Single-A and posted a .261/.369/.403 line with six long balls. This is a great sign for Snider as he made a significant leap in production in the batter's box this season at Single-A and is already being rewarded for it. Snider should remain on all wavier wires for the foreseeable future but could become a name to monitor in dynasty leagues if he carries this momentum into High-A.

    May 21 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jake Snider
  • Nolan Jones' Rehab Assignment Halted Due To Knee Injury

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back, knee) has had his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque halted due to right-knee soreness that he sustained on a slide. Jones had an MRI exam come back clean, but he will still rest for a few days before getting back on the field. It's a delay in his rehab assignment, but his knee injury doesn't appear to be too serious. The 26-year-old left-handed-hitting slugger was originally put on the 10-day injured list on April 30 with a lower-back strain. If he only misses a few more days, there's still a chance that he could return to the Rockies' lineup at some point next week. Fantasy managers are hoping the former second-rounder's slow start in 2024 has more to do with his back injury than anything else. Jones is currently hitting .170 (16-for-94) with just one homer and seven RBI after being a 20-20 guy last year.

    May 21 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Kris Bryant Reinstated And Starting On Tuesday

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    The Colorado Rockies reinstated first baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant (back) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned outfielder Sean Bouchard to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. The Rockies also outrighted infielder Julio Carreras to Albuquerque after he wasn't claimed by another team. Bryant will make his return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, playing first base and batting fifth against Oakland Athletics right-hander Aaron Brooks. The 32-year-old former MVP has been out since being put on the IL on April 17 with a lower-back strain. Since signing a big deal with the Rockies before the 2022 campaign, the four-time All-Star has had trouble staying on the field because of injuries. On top of it, he hasn't played well when he's been on the field. Bryant is returning to a .149/.273/.255 slash line with a homer, six RBI and 18 strikeouts in 13 games in 2024.

    May 21 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Elias Diaz Returning On Tuesday

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    Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz (hand) is back in the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Diaz will make his return to the lineup after missing each of the last four games due to a hand issue. The 33-year-old was dealing with the issue for weeks before the team decided to shut him down for a few days. Diaz will bat cleanup and cover behind the plate versus right-hander Aaron Brooks. Fantasy managers should make sure to get him back in their lineups.

    May 21 · Source via Colorado Rockies Elias Diaz
  • Rockies Encouraged By German Marquez's Progress

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    Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black is encouraged by the progress of right-hander German Marquez (elbow), who pitched 1 2/3 innings on May 10 in an Arizona Complex League game, which was his first game action since suffering a right-elbow injury on April 26 of 2023. Marquez is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will have a full spring training-type regimen, which will include a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment. The Rockies are spacing his ACL appearances out far enough that he'll be able to restart his rehab clock. Between ACL appearances, Marquez is throwing in extended spring camp as he builds his right arm back up. Barring a setback in his recovery, the 29-year-old could rejoin Colorado's starting rotation around the middle of the 2024 season.

    May 20 · Source via Colorado Rockies German Marquez
  • Kyle Freeland Doesn't Have A Date To Throw Off A Mound

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    Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (elbow) continued playing catch on Sunday from up to around 50 feet and threw his fastball from his regular motion on flat ground. Freeland is trying to avoid a setback and doesn't currently have a date set to throw off a mound. He will also have to go on a minor-league rehab assignment after building up his strength in bullpen sessions and in live batting practice. The 31-year-old southpaw doesn't appear to be in any rush to get back to the major-league level, instead prioritizing his health for the rest of the year. The Rockies initially were hoping that he would be able to return at some point in the middle of June. The former eighth overall pick in 2014 out of Evansville has very little fantasy upside with half his games coming at Coors Field while also sporting a career 4.53 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 17.1% strikeout rate.

    May 20 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Jake Bird Likely Needs Rehab Assignment Before Returning

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    Colorado Rockies right-hander Jake Bird (elbow), who was placed on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with right-elbow inflammation, is likely to need a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to Colorado's bullpen. Bird made a whopping 70 appearances out of the Rockies' bullpen in 2023 but has been inefficient so far in 2024 before getting hurt. He allowed four runs while walking six in his three appearances before landing on the injured list and has a 6.10 ERA (6.35 FIP), a 1.74 WHIP, his first career save, 15 walks and 12 strikeouts in 20 2/3 relief innings this year. "We need to figure out what was going on, and we haven't quite got there yet mechanics-wise," manager Bud Black said. Righty Matt Koch finished off last year strong for Colorado and will replace Bird in the bullpen for now. He was 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 21 1/3 innings over 18 outings for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    May 20 · Source via Colorado Rockies Jake Bird
  • Rockies Select Matt Koch

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    The Rockies announced this afternoon that they've selected the contract of right-hander Matt Koch. Right-hander Jake Bird was placed on the 15-day IL with elbow inflammation to clear a spot on the club's active roster, while infielder Julio Carreras was designated for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Koch, 33, was...

    May 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Matt Koch Jake Bird Julio Carreras
  • Kris Bryant Expected To Return On Tuesday

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    Colorado Rockies first baseman Kris Bryant (back) will remain with Triple-A Albuquerque on a rehab assignment through Sunday. He will make his fifth appearance in Triple-A on Sunday and is expected to join the Rockies for their three-game series against the Oakland A's, starting on Tuesday. The 31-year-old has been sidelined for over a month due to a lower back strain. He struggled to start the season, slashing .149/.273/.255 over 13 games before being placed on the injured list. The veteran has been unable to stay healthy and hasn't played 100 games or more since 2021. Fantasy managers might want to see how Bryant performs before activating him to their starting lineups. Still, the former Chicago Cub is mainly an option in deep-league formats for now until he turns it around at the plate.

    May 19 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Nolan Jones Set To Return On Tuesday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) is expected to be recalled from his rehab assignment after Sunday's game with Triple-A Albuquerque. Jones will make his fourth appearance with Triple-A on Sunday and rejoin the Rockies ahead of Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since late April with a lower back strain. He has struggled so this season, slashing .170/.240/.243 with a home run and seven RBI over 26 games. Jones still has plenty of fantasy upside after hitting 20 home runs and stealing 20 bags in 2023. When activated, fantasy managers might want to wait a few games to see how Jones performs before putting him back into their starting lineups.

    May 19 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Elias Diaz Remains Sidelined

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    Colorado Rockies backstop Elias Diaz (hand) remains out of the starting lineup on Saturday. The 33-year-old has been dealing with left-hand soreness and is now sitting in his third straight game. As a result, Hunter Goodman will serve as the catcher for Ty Blach and bat in the eight-hole. Goodman enters Saturday with a .095/.208/.381 slash line and two home runs through his first nine games of the season. The 24-year-old is best to fade in DFS as he will face southpaw Kyle Harrison, who has posted a stellar 1.57 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 21:12 K:BB ratio in his previous four starts.

    May 18 · Source via Colorado Rockies Elias Diaz
  • Robert Calaz Dominating Rookie League

    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Robert Calaz has been off to a great start to the season in the Rookie League and is making a case for a promotion to Single-A. On Thursday, the 18-year-old went 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and a triple. This brings him to an incredible .406/.500/.875 slash line through nine games this season. Calaz has now tallied multiple hits in five games and has only gone hitless in two of them. He spent time in the Rookie League last season, logging 43 games with a .325/.423/.561 line. MLB Pipeline ranks him as the 11th overall prospect in the Rockies system but does not expect him to reach the major leagues for another several years. Calaz remains a name to monitor in dynasty leagues, as he could develop into one of Colorado's best young bats.

    May 17 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Robert Calaz
  • Ryan McMahon Could Be The Next Rockies Test Case

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    The Rockies finished off a sweep of the Padres yesterday and hold MLB's longest active win streak at seven games. It's their best stretch in five years and has pulled them back ahead of the Marlins at the bottom of the National League. Colorado is still 13 games below .500, though, leaving them without realistic...

    May 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Ryan McMahon
  • Nolan Jones Begins Rehab Assignment

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) started his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday and went 0-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout for the Isotopes while playing five innings in left field. It was the 26-year-old's first game since going on the 10-day injured list in late April with a lower-back strain. If Jones doesn't suffer any setbacks in the minors, he should be ready to return to the big-league roster pretty soon, possibly as early as this weekend against the Giants in San Francisco. The former second-round pick of the Cleveland Guardians in 2016 hit nearly .300 in 2023 with 20 homers and 20 stolen bases, so his power/speed combination makes him intriguing in all fantasy formats, especially playing half his games at hitter-friendly Coors Field. His fantasy managers will be hoping he can turn around his slow start in 2024 when he's activated, as he's currently slashing .170/.243/.277 with a homer and seven RBI in 26 games.

    May 16 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Jordan Beck Belts First Homer, Racks Up Five RBI

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Jordan Beck belted his first major-league home run in Wednesday's blowout win over the division-rival San Diego Padres, totaling five RBI during a three-hit afternoon. Filling in for the injured Nolan Jones (back) at the moment, Beck hit a two-run double off Padres right-hander Michael King in the second inning before homering in the sixth for two more RBI to get the rout fully underway. The 23-year-old top prospect is still hitting just .235 (12-for-51) with the aforementioned long ball, two doubles, six RBI, and one stolen base across 15 games since his promotion on April 30, so he'll likely need to find more success at the plate in order to avoid being optioned back to the minor leagues when Jones or Kris Bryant (back) rejoin Colorado's outfield in the near future.

    May 15 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Kyle Freeland Will Need A Rehab Assignment

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    Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (elbow) joined the team on their West Coast trip and continues to up the intensity of his pre-game throwing sessions in the outfield, according to manager Bud Black. Freeland is "a week or 10 days away from getting back on the mound," according to Black. The veteran southpaw will also need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before he's cleared to rejoin the starting rotation. The Rockies are bringing Freeland back slowly from his strained left elbow, and he's not particularly close to coming off the 15-day injured list. Even if Freeland doesn't have a setback, fantasy managers in NL-only leagues that are holding onto him shouldn't expect him back until June. In four starts before his elbow injury, Freeland was 0-3 with an elevated 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP with nine strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings pitched.

    May 15 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Rockies Plan To Have Kris Bryant Back On Friday

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    Colorado Rockies first baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant (back) started his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored while playing five innings of defense at first base. Manager Bud Black said the plan is for Bryant to join the Rockies in San Francisco against the Giants on Friday. Tuesday was the first time that the 32-year-old former MVP has played in a game since going on the shelf with a lower-back strain a month ago. The Rockies will mostly likely ease Bryant back into action if he indeed joins the big-league club this weekend in San Francisco. Bryant hasn't been able to stay healthy since joining the Rockies and was hitting just .149/.273/.255 in 13 games this year before he landed on the injured list.

    May 15 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Elias Diaz Sitting With Sore Hand

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    Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz (hand) will rest in the series finale on Wednesday in San Diego against the Padres after leaving Tuesday's contest in the third inning with left-hand soreness. Diaz had similar issues flare up before, according to manager Bud Black, indicating a longer absence isn't expected. And with a scheduled off day coming on Thursday, Diaz could be back in the lineup for the series opener on Friday in San Francisco against the Giants. In his lone plate appearance on Tuesday, the 33-year-old backstop struck out. With Diaz resting on Wednesday, Jacob Stallings will likely get the start behind the dish against Padres right-hander Michael King. Diaz has been one of the best hitting catchers in baseball so far in 2024, as he's slashing .299/.342/.423 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 137 at-bats.

    May 15 · Source via Colorado Rockies Elias Diaz
  • Ty Blach Earns First Victory

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    Making his second start of the season on Sunday, Colorado Rockies pitcher Ty Blach earned his first victory of the season. Blach went five innings against the Texas Rangers and allowed seven hits, one run, zero walks and recorded a pair of strikeouts. It was a good start for the veteran against a good Rangers offense, but managers should not be running to the waiver wire to grab the southpaw. The 33-year-old has been operating as a swingman for the Rockies and with a career ERA of 5.09, Blach can remain on the waiver wire.

    May 13 · Source via Colorado Rockies Ty Blach
  • Jalen Beeks Earns Another Save

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    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jalen Beeks was called upon to hold a two-run lead versus the Texas Rangers on Sunday. He was able to earn his second save in four days with a scoreless inning during Sunday's victory. It's uncertain what the Rockies are doing with the closer situation right now. It seems that Beeks is going to be in the mix alongside Justin Lawrence. Beeks holds a 2.33 ERA in 19 1/3 innings but has a 14/8 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Beeks isn't a great option, but could be worth a look for fantasy managers despite for saves.

    May 12 · Source via Colorado Rockies Jalen Beeks
  • Kris Bryant Discusses Injuries, Rockies Tenure

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    Kris Bryant and the Rockies have endured a brutal start to the seven-year deal the sides agreed upon prior to the 2022 season. Since he landed in Colorado, the veteran has appeared in just 135 of the club's 363 contests and has generally struggled at the plate even when healthy enough to take the field,...

    May 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Kyle Freeland Remains Far Away From Return

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (elbow) was seen playing catch for the third straight day on May 11 but manager Bud Black expressed that the team is being very patient with him. Freeland has yet to step on the mound since going on the 15-day injured list on April 19 and remains at least a week away from doing so. The 30-year-old southpaw has not faced any setbacks in the first steps of his recovery but does not seem remotely close to a rehab assignment. Black did state how Freeland may travel with the team on their upcoming road trip to continue doing team workouts. Through four starts this season, Freeland has a 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP. The 30-year-old may not return to a major league game until mid-June, which makes him not worth rostering in any fantasy format.

    May 12 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Kris Bryant Nearing Rehab Assignment

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant (back) was seen taking batting practice multiple times and running the bases this week. This suggests that he is quickly approaching his rehab assignment, which is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 14. Manager Bud Black said that the plan is for Bryant to rejoin the major league roster next weekend when they travel to San Francisco for a three-game set opening on Friday. Bryant struggled at the plate at the beginning of the season with a poor .149/.273/.255 line through 13 games. Last season, in 80 games, he also disappointed with a .233/.313/.367 line. The 32-year-old has been battling injuries for the past few seasons and should remain on your waiver wire for the time being.

    May 12 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Peter Lambert Removed From Starting Rotation

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert is being removed from the starting rotation per manager Bud Black. Southpaw Ty Blanch is slated to replace him. Lambert has posted a hefty 7.61 ERA and 1.69 WHIP through 23 innings this season with 20 total strikeouts. Lamber has started just three games this season with a 16.39 ERA and 2.46 WHIP. Blanch has typically been in a bullpen role throughout the majority of this season but has started one game. In his one start on April 24, he tossed five innings of four-run ball against the San Diego Padres. Blanch should be left on your waiver wire and should only be deployed in NL-only formats in favorable matchups.

    May 12 · Source via Colorado Rockies Peter Lambert
  • Ryan McMahon Collects Four Hits Saturday

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    Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Rangers. While all four hits were singles, the 29-year-old is having a fine season so far, slashing .303/.391/.462 with five home runs, 21 RBI, and 16 runs scored. The former second-round MLB draft pick has a strong 14.1% Barrel% and is walking at a good rate (12.9%). A .419 BABIP is unsustainable and suggests his batting average will see a decline, but a solid season like he's seen the prior three years with 20-plus home runs and a .250-.260 range for batting average looks likely again.

    May 12 · Source via Colorado Rockies Ryan McMahon
  • Rockies Moving Peter Lambert Back To Bullpen

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    The Rockies are kicking Peter Lambert back to the bullpen, manager Bud Black told reporters (X link via Thomas Harding of MLB.com). Lefty Ty Blach is a candidate to step into the rotation spot, though the Rox will wait to see if Blach is needed in relief over the weekend before making that call. Lambert opened...

    May 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Ty Blach Peter Lambert
  • Lucas Gilbreath Shut Down With Shoulder Injury

    Colorado Rockies left-hander Lucas Gilbreath (elbow, shoulder), who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, was pitching in the first game of his minor-league rehab assignment on April 23, when he felt discomfort at the back of his shoulder and was shut down and moved to the 60-day injured list. Gilbreath pinpointed the injury to his "teres major, in the armpit, almost -- not the labrum, and the rotator cuff in general is in really good shape." He's currently in a rest period for an injury that isn't considered major, but it's nevertheless a setback as he tries to return from Tommy John surgery. It's a tough development for the 28-year-old southpaw, but he still could return to Colorado's bullpen this year. Gilbreath didn't pitch at all in 2023 and won't be an option in fantasy once he does return.

    May 10 · Source via Colorado Rockies Lucas Gilbreath
  • Kris Bryant Works Out Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies first baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant (back) played catch and did some light running in the outfield on Thursday. He also took infield practice at first base on Wednesday and hit in the batting cages on Tuesday and Wednesday. Manager Bud Black said that Bryant "most likely" will need a minor-league rehab assignment before he returns to the Rockies. The 32-year-old former MVP is recovering from disc and arthritis issues in his lower back and could need a lengthy rehab assignment, considering he hasn't played in a game since April 13. In a best-case scenario, he might be back in Colorado at the end of May, but that might be a little optimistic. The four-time All-Star is having trouble staying healthy on the wrong side of 30 and was just 7-for-47 (.149) with a homer and six RBI this year before he went down with his back injury.

    May 10 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Zac Veen Hits Fifth Home Run Of The Season

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    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Zac Veen went 4-5 at the plate and launched his fifth long ball of the season and second in as many days on Thursday. He also swiped his eighth bag of the season. Overall, Veen has a .342/.441/.633 line through 23 games at Double-A this season. Veen has been in Double-A for the past three seasons but has finally been able to turn things around. In 2022, he posted a .177/.262/.234 line, and last season, he had a slightly improved .209/.303/.308 line. The former ninth overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft should be promoted to Triple-A fairly soon which can potentially set up for a late-season major league debut.

    May 10 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Zac Veen
  • Brenton Doyle Bounces Back With Nice Game

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer on Thursday, helping the team pick up a 9-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Doyle added two runs scored and three RBI to round out his stat line. The 25-year-old got off to a hot start at the dish and was a popular waiver wire add in fantasy, but coming into this game since May 1, he was slashing a dismal .111/.143/.185 with just one extra-base hit. He still has solid season numbers, but he is much less appealing in fantasy outside of deeper leagues, especially since he has moved down in the Rockies lineup.

    May 10 · Source via Colorado Rockies Brenton Doyle
  • Chase Dollander Strikes Out 10 On Thursday

    Colorado Rockies starting pitching prospect Chase Dollander struck out 10 batters on Thursday and allowed just two runs across five innings in a no-decision. Dollander has been showcasing his elite strikeout potential all season, and Thursday was no different. On the season, the 22-year-old has 43 strikeouts in just 24 1/3 innings at Double-A. He has a 2.59 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and has offered only 10 free passes. Dollander is considered the second-best prospect in the Rockies pipeline and the 46th-best overall prospect on MLB Pipeline. The former ninth overall selection in the 2023 MLB draft is still several years away from his major-league debut but is worth monitoring in dynasty leagues, as he has the potential to develop into one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball.

    May 9 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Chase Dollander
  • Cal Quantrill Records Quality Start Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Cal Quantrill put together a fairly strong outing during Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander allowed only one run over six innings of work during Thursday's victory. Quantrill also gave up five hits and walked three batters, but he was able to work around the traffic. This is now back-to-back quality outings for Quantrill as he lowers his ERA to 3.94 on the year. We'll see if he can keep the good times rolling against the San Diego Padres during his next start.

    May 9 · Source via Colorado Rockies Cal Quantrill
  • Kyle Freeland Plays Catch Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (elbow) felt good after playing catch on Thursday, according to manager Bud Black, and he will continue to build up his left arm with a throwing program. Freeland went on the 15-day injured list on April 19 (retroactive to April 16) for a left-elbow strain and is trying to work his way back to Colorado's starting rotation. There's no current timetable for the 30-year-old southpaw's return to the big leagues, but he's not going to be rushed and is going to have to pitch better to be considered by fantasy managers in most leagues. Before going on the shelf with his left-elbow injury, Freeland was not good at all, going 0-3 with a 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP with eight walks and nine strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings over his four starts. With a career 4.53 ERA and 6.7 K/9, there's almost zero upside with Freeland.

    May 9 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Nolan Jones "Likely" Needs Rehab Assignment

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    The hope is that Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) will start defensive practice and resuming hitting in the cage this weekend. As he prepares to ramp up his baseball activities, Jones will "more than likely" need a brief minor-league rehab assignment before returning from a strained lower back. Following a 2023 breakout campaign, the 26-year-old left-handed hitter was slashing an icy .170/.243/.277 with one home run, five doubles, seven RBI, and two stolen bases through 94 at-bats (26 games) as Colorado's primary left fielder but remains a recommended stash with a mid-May return still a possibility. Top prospect Jordan Beck should continue receiving the lion's share of the reps in left field until Jones is ready to return, but he's hitting an empty .125 (3-for-24) over seven outings during his first stint in the major leagues.

    May 8 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Kris Bryant Increasing Baseball Activities

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    Colorado Rockies infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant (back) has been increasing his baseball activities, according to manager Bud Black. Despite the positive news, there is still not a clear timetable for Bryant's return from a strained lower back. Before hitting the injured list, the 32-year-old former All-Star was slashing a weak .149/.273/.255 with one home run, two doubles, six RBI, and three runs scored through 55 plate appearances (13 games) while splitting work at first base and in right field for the Rockies. He's not a recommended stash in shallow fantasy leagues at this point. With Bryant sidelined, veteran Charlie Blackmon is spending more time in right field while Elehuris Montero functions as Colorado's primary first baseman. Both players have a sub-.600 OPS and aren't worth streaming at this time.

    May 7 · Source via Colorado Rockies Charlie Blackmon Kris Bryant Elehuris Montero
  • Rockies Reinstate Justin Lawrence From Paternity List

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    The Colorado Rockies announced on Monday that they reinstated right-hander Justin Lawrence from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Angel Chivilli to Double-A Hartford in a corresponding move. Lawrence was away from the club over the weekend during their series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates, but he'll be available out of the bullpen for the start of a new series on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants. The 29-year-old leads the Rockies with two saves so far this year but also has a 6.00 ERA (2.49 FIP) and 1.50 WHIP with five walks and 13 strikeouts in 12 innings. Lawrence should return to primary closing duties in Colorado but should only be attractive to fantasy managers in deeper leagues that are desperate for saves. Jalen Beeks picked up the team's last save on Friday with Lawrence away from the team.

    May 6 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Antonio Senzatela Throwing Long Toss Up To 120 Feet

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    Colorado Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela (elbow) is throwing long toss up to 120 feet and joined the team in Miami last week and traveled to Pittsburgh this week as a change of pace during his rehab work. The Rockies are counting on Senzatela to pitch next season, but he expects to make some minor-league rehab appearances this August and "hopefully pitch a game in September." His recovery has been going smoothly, but obviously he's not fantasy relevant at all in 2024. The 29-year-old Venezuelan starter went 3-7 last year with a 5.07 ERA (4.05 FIP), 1.69 WHIP, 23 walks and 54 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings over 19 starts for the Rockies in 2023. Senzatela hasn't been much of a mixed-league fantasy asset in his seven-year MLB career with a 4.87 ERA and weak 6.0 K/9.

    May 6 · Source via Colorado Rockies Antonio Senzatela
  • Kyle Freeland To Begin Playing Catch This Week

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    Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said that left-hander Kyle Freeland (elbow), who suffered a left-elbow strain on April 14 against the Toronto Blue Jays, will begin playing catch during the team's series this week in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Black and the pitching, medical and training staffs will meet with Freeland when the team returns for its homestand, which begins on May 7, to determine his next steps. The 30-year-old has been shut down since the middle of April but is finally ready to get things ramped back up. Barring a setback with his left elbow, Freeland could return to the Rockies' rotation in late May. Freeland was not good in his first four starts with a 13.21 ERA and 2.55 WHIP with eight walks and nine K's in 15 2/3 innings, so he can be left to the waiver wire in most mixed fantasy leagues when he returns.

    May 6 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Nolan Jones Works Out Over The Weekend

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) did throwing and running drills on May 4 at PNC Park, a positive step in his recovery from a lower-back strain that landed him on the injured list last Tuesday. Jones dealt with back soreness last year as well and during spring training earlier this year. Manager Bud Black hasn't put a timetable on Jones' return but said that he is "progressing each day, which is encouraging -- we need him back to where he was last year." Barring setbacks, the 25-year-old left-handed slugger should be back starting for the Rockies by the middle of May. Jones hit .297/.389/.542 with 20 homers, 62 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 106 games for Colorado last year, so fantasy managers should stick with him despite his slow start in 2024.

    May 6 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Ezequiel Tovar On The Bench For First Time This Year

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    Colorado Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar is on the bench for the first time this season on Sunday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Tovar started the Rockies' first 33 games of the year and is currently hitting .258/.303/.379 with three home runs, seven doubles, 12 RBI, three stolen bases and 13 runs scored in 143 plate appearances to start his third season in the big leagues. The day off comes at a good time, as the free-swinging 22-year-old shortstop has struggled at the plate of late, going 5-for-39 (.128) with no homers, no RBI, two walks and 16 strikeouts in his last nine games since April 24. The Rockies have a scheduled off day on Monday, so Tovar will next play on Tuesday against the visiting San Francisco Giants. Alan Trejo is at the 6 on Sunday and is hitting ninth against Pirates left-hander Bailey Falter.

    May 5 · Source via Colorado Rockies Ezequiel Tovar
  • Braiden Ward Steals Six Bases On Friday

    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Braiden Ward swiped six bags on Friday evening to increase his season total to 15. Ward has now stolen at least one base in eight games this season and is emerging as one of the top baserunning threats in the minor leagues. In the batter's box, the 25-year-old has posted a solid .333/.460/.608 stat line with six doubles and four triples. Ward swiped 44 bags in High-A last season and is on pace to smash that feat. If Ward can continue to succeed at the plate, he should be promoted to Double-A this summer and could be worth keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues due to his elite speed alone.

    May 4 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Braiden Ward
  • Cal Quantrill Silences Pirates For First Win

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    Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Cal Quantrill silenced the Pittsburgh Pirates in Friday's 3-1 victory, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball with no walks on a season-high nine strikeouts en route to his first win of the year. Although he's not known for his bat-missing stuff, Quantrill dominated Pittsburgh for his longest start of the 2024 regular season on Friday and a big bounce-back effort after surrendering six runs in his last appearance at home versus the Houston Astros. The soft-throwing 29-year-old right-hander improved his ERA to 4.31 with a 1.29 WHIP and 26:14 K:BB over 39 2/3 frames (seven starts) this season from Colorado's rotation. Despite the strong showing, Quantrill still won't be the most exciting streaming option for fantasy purposes in his next projected start on Thursday at Coors Field against the division-rival San Francisco Giants.

    May 4 · Source via Colorado Rockies Cal Quantrill
  • Ryan McMahon Blasts Solo Shot On Friday Night

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    Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon went 2-for-5 and hit a solo shot in the Rockies' 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. The solo shot was McMahon's fifth homer of the season, and he's now hitting for a .920 OPS on the season. This would be the best mark of the lefty's career. Fantasy managers weary of starting McMahon on the road should note that the 29-year-old is hitting for a higher OPS on the road (.956) than he is at Coors Field (.878). That may be put to the test on Saturday, though, as McMahon gets a matchup against dominant Pirates rookie Jared Jones.

    May 3 · Source via Colorado Rockies Ryan McMahon
  • Rockies Promote Angel Chivilli For MLB Debut

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    The Rockies announced today that right-hander Justin Lawrence has been placed on the paternity list. To take his place on the active roster, fellow righty Angel Chivilli was recalled from Double-A Hartford and will be making his major league debut as soon as he gets into a game. Chivilli's promotion was reported yesterday by @elvaronsport12...

    May 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Colorado Rockies Angel Chivilli Justin Lawrence
  • Jacob Stallings Hits Three-Run Homer Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies catcher Jacob Stallings went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Stallings kicked off the scoring for the Rockies with a three-run blast off Edwin Cabrera in the second inning, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies as they fell to Miami in extra innings. Stallings has been swinging a hot bat as the backup catcher in Colorado as he's batting .345 with one homer, four runs, and five RBI across 29 at-bats. That being said, he will need to see more consistent playing time to work his way into the conversation as a fantasy option.

    May 3 · Source via Colorado Rockies Jacob Stallings
  • Justin Lawrence Headed For Paternity List

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    The Colorado Rockies are expected to place right-handed reliever Justin Lawrence on the paternity list and to summon right-hander Angel Chivilli from Double-A Hartford for their upcoming series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Lawrence is technically the Rockies' closer with two saves on the year, but he's also sporting an ugly 7.20 ERA (2.94 FIP) and 1.80 WHIP with five walks and 10 strikeouts in his 10 innings in 11 appearances out of the 'pen for the lowly Rockies. The 29-year-old is only worth rostering for fantasy managers that are desperate for saves, but Lawrence isn't going to see a ton of chances if the Rockies continue playing like they have been. If a save situation arises this weekend in Pittsburgh with Lawrence away, it will likely go to Jake Bird.

    May 2 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Chase Dollander Continues To Rack Up Strikeouts

    Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Chase Dollander continued his impressive start of the season for High-A Spokane on Wednesday. The teams first-round pick, ninth overall, in 2023 tossed four innings of scoreless ball and allowed just two hits with three walks and six strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.33 on the season through four starts. Dollander has shown the ability to rack up strikeouts with 33 in 19 1/3 innings seasons, but he does have eight walks. The former Tennessee Volunteer standout has looked the part in his first go-around in the minor leagues and his mix of a fastball that can reach 99 MPH to go along with a nice breaking ball can help ascend him through the Rockies system quickly. Still only 22, MLB.com's No. 47 prospect is an intriguing name for dynasty managers to keep an eye on as the year goes along.

    May 2 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Chase Dollander
  • Drew Romo Pacing PCL In Batting Average

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    Colorado Rockies catching prospect Drew Romo leads the Pacific Coast League in batting average after a 4-for-4 day at the plate Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 22-year-old raised his BA to a robust .372 with the performance, which also included his first two steals of the season. The 35th overall pick in 2020 doesn't have a path to playing time in Colorado at the moment with Elias Diaz and Jacob Stallings holding down the catching duties for now, but things could open up in a hurry with an injury or trade. Also, with the Rockies not looking like a competitive club just one month into the season it would make sense to get some of the younger talent some looks at major league pitching. They already recently called up Hunter Goodman and Jordan Beck, so it seems like Romo could get his chance by summertime if he continues to rake, or at least soon thereafter.

    May 2 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Drew Romo
  • No Timetable For Kris Bryant's Return

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    Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black says outfielder/infielder Kris Bryant (back) is hoping to soon resume baseball activities. Bryant has ramped up his activity level and is getting closer to swinging, but he's still not yet cleared to resume all baseball activities. With that said, Bryant has no timetable for a return from a strain in his lower back and should be considered out indefinitely. Considering the 32-year-old former All-Star was slashing just .149/.273/.255 with one home run, two doubles, six RBI, and three runs scored in 55 plate appearances (13 games) for the Rocks before heading to the injured list, fantasy managers can find better stashes on waiver wires. Elehuris Montero is working as Colorado's everyday first baseman in the meantime, but he's not producing enough at the moment to warrant consideration outside of the deepest NL-only leagues.

    May 1 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Nolan Jones Placed On Injured List

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    The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder Nolan Jones on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 29 with a low back strain. With Jones going to the IL, Colorado selected the contract of outfielder Jordan Beck to the major league roster, and left-hander pitcher Lucas Gilbreath has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. This season, Jones is slashing .170/.243/.277 with one home run.

    Apr 30 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Rockies Expected To Promote Jordan Beck

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    The Rockies are calling up top outfield prospect Jordan Beck for his big league debut, as first reported by Ben McKee of GoVols 24/7. He's not on the 40-man roster, so the Rox will need to make at least one corresponding transaction and possibly two. Luke Zahlmann of the Denver Gazette reports that fellow outfielder...

    Apr 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Rockies Officially Calling Up Jordan Beck

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    The Colorado Rockies are officially calling up outfield prospect Jordan Beck to the major-league roster on Monday. Beck received the news on Sunday night and is traveling to Miami on Monday to join the team when they start their series with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. The team's No. 4 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, gets his first big-league call-up after hitting .307 (31-for-101) with five homers, 10 doubles, 28 RBI, five stolen bases and 24 runs scored in 25 games with Triple-A Albuquerque. The 23-year-old former 38th overall pick in 2022 out of Tennessee should play every day with Nolan Jones (back) going on the injured list on Monday. Beck should immediately become attractive in most fantasy formats in the short term for his raw power from the right side of the plate as long as he's playing every day in Colorado.

    Apr 29 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Nolan Jones Likely Headed To The Injured List

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) is likely headed to the 10-day injured list, according to Luke Zahlmann of the Denver Gazette. Jones has been dealing with a back issue for a couple of days now but played through it on Saturday and Sunday in Mexico City. However, the 25-year-old exited Sunday's game early due to back stiffness and appears to be headed to the IL. The young outfielder is off to a rough start in 2024, hitting just .170 at the plate with one home run, seven RBI, and two stolen bases. In his place, the Rockies are expected to call up their No. 4 prospect, outfielder Jordan Beck.

    Apr 29 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Jordan Beck Could Be Called Up By The Rockies

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    According to Luke Zahlmann of the Denver Gazette, the Colorado Rockies could call up outfielder Jordan Beck, the team's No. 4 prospect on MLB Pipeline, ahead of their three-game series against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. The expectation is that the young outfielder would replace Nolan Jones (back) -- who could be headed to the injured list with a back issue -- on the active roster. Beck has gotten off to a hot start at Triple-A Albuquerque, hitting .307 with five home runs and 28 RBI through 25 games. His promotion would be his MLB debut after being drafted 38th overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. If he officially gets called up on Tuesday, the outfielder would be someone to keep an eye on in fantasy due to his quick ascension to the majors.

    Apr 29 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Sterlin Thompson Hits First Home Run

    Colorado Rockies shortstop/outfield prospect Sterlin Thompson went 4-for-5 with three runs, three RBI and a solo home run. Thompson is now hitting .245 with seven RBI and a stolen base over his first 73 at-bats. Thompson, 22, is a consencus Top-100 prospect and joins Yanquiel Fernandez, Jordan Beck and Zac Veen in what is a potentially strong outfield for the Rockies. Thompson swings from the left side with good pitch recognition and uses the whole field to make contact. He won't be the biggest power hitter, but playing half his games at Coors Field will help with that. Thompson has been playing outfield of late, but can also play the middle of the field. He is unlikely to make an impact in 2024, but he is worth a look for dynasty managers.

    Apr 29 · Source via Colorado Rockies Sterlin Thompson
  • Nolan Jones Still Bothered By Back Stiffness

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) was removed from Sunday's game early with back stiffness. Jones missed two games earlier this week with the same injury and was only able to play in one game before the injury popped up again. It is worrying that the back issues appear to be lingering, with manager Bud Black saying that the team will determine whether an IL stint is necessary before the team's next game on Tuesday. Perhaps this offers a reason for Jones' brutal start to the season, but fantasy managers won't be any happier with that explanation.

    Apr 29 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Brendan Rodgers Gets Breather On Sunday

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    Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers was not found in Sunday's lineup as the Rockies conclude the Mexico City Series against the Houston Astros. Rodgers has been swinging a hot bat as of late with a .292/.393/.458 line with one home run in his past seven games. As a result, Alan Trejo will cover second base and bat in the nine-hole. Trejo has tallied just two hits through ten games this season and holds a .105 AVG. Trejo has a difficult matchup against southpaw Framber Valdez, who will be making his first start since coming off of the 15-day IL due to elbow inflammation.

    Apr 28 · Source via Colorado Rockies Brendan Rodgers
  • Jordan Beck Posts Three Consecutive Multi-Hit Performances

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    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Jordan Beck has been swinging a hot bat this week, as he has tallied multiple hits in three consecutive games. During this stretch, Beck has totaled eight hits, six RBI, and two walks and has struck out only twice. The fourth overall prospect in the Colorado system has been off to a great start at Triple-A and has posted a .315/.406/.629 line in his first 22 games of the season. The 23-year-old has also launched five home runs and 16 extra-base hits. Beck should be rostered in dynasty leagues and could even become a name to monitor in redraft leagues as he could make a case for a late-season promotion if he continues this success at Triple-A.

    Apr 26 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Justin Lawrence Secures Second Save

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    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Lawrence threw a perfect ninth inning in a 10-9 victory over the San Diego Padres, picking up his second save in the process. Lawrence struck out one and didn't allow a baserunner in his inning of work. Although he hasn't been good this year, as evidenced by his 5.59 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Lawrence still might be the best Colorado has in its bullpen. He has the team's last two saves and is likely to remain in that role. He doesn't need to be owned in standard leagues, but deeper league managers who play in saves-only formats might want to give Lawrence a look.

    Apr 26 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Brenton Doyle Fills The Scoresheet Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle was all over it on Thursday as part of a 10-9 win over the visiting San Diego Padres. The 25-year-old went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases on the day, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as well. The massive outing raised his average to a hefty .330 on the season while he has three homers, four stolen bases, 16 runs scored, and an .898 OPS across 25 games and 97 trips to the plate. Doyle flashed signs of a nice power and speed combination with 10 homers, 16 doubles, five triples, and 22 stolen bases across 126 games in his rookie season in 2023 but also hit just .203 and struck out in 35% of his plate appearances. He has just five walks against 28 strikeouts on the season but remains a solid fantasy asset if he continues to provide value in the power and speed departments.

    Apr 25 · Source via Colorado Rockies Brenton Doyle
  • Hunter Goodman Starting On Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Hunter Goodman is in the starting lineup and will hit eighth while manning right field against the San Diego Padres and right-hander Randy Vasquez. The 24-year-old was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in a pair of pinch-hitting plate appearances but will get his first start in the big leagues this season on Thursday. Goodman debuted with the Rockies last season but struggled to a .200 average with just one homer and one stolen base across 77 plate appearances. However, he has demolished Triple-A pitching to the tune of a .298 average with seven homers, 22 RBI, and a 1.042 OPS across 20 games so far this season. He is worth a deep-league add given the light-tower power he has displayed throughout his minor-league tenure.

    Apr 25 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Hunter Goodman
  • Nolan Jones Remains Sidelined Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) is still out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the visiting San Diego Padres and right-hander Randy Vasquez. Jones was lifted from Tuesday's win due to back stiffness and did not appear in Wednesday's 5-2 loss. It's been a disastrous start at the plate for the 25-year-old who is hitting just .148 with one homer, two steals, and a .469 OPS across 96 trips to the plate. Following a 20/20 season that included a .297 batting average and a hefty .931 OPS in 106 games in 2023, Jones' early-season production has been wildly frustrating for fantasy managers who utilized a high pick on the promising youngster. Jake Cave will once again take over in left field while hitting seventh on Thursday afternoon.

    Apr 25 · Source via Colorado Rockies Jake Cave Nolan Jones
  • Charlie Blackmon Sitting On Thursday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's afternoon contest against the visiting San Diego Padres. It's not surprising to see the club give the veteran a spell in an afternoon game following an evening game on Wednesday in which Blackmon led off as the designated hitter and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his club's 5-2 loss. The 37-year-old is off to a sluggish start this season, hitting .228 with one homer, one stolen base, and a .659 OPS across 86 trips to the plate. At this point, Blackmon's power and speed just aren't there and he should be left on the waiver wire in all fantasy formats, including NL-only leagues.

    Apr 25 · Source via Colorado Rockies Charlie Blackmon
  • Yanquiel Fernandez Showing Power Potential

    Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Yanquiel Fernandez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's contest for Double-A Hartford. The home run for Cuban was absolutely crushed and marked his second of the season. The 21-year-old is a consensus Top-100 prospect is now hitting .243 with 12 RBI on the season. Fernandez is a very aggressive hitter, but he makes good contact and is only beginning to tap into his power potential, which should play very well in his future home of Coors Field. It is unlikely that Fernandez will make his big-league debut in 2024, but it is realistic that 2025 could be a big year for him. The Rockies do not have much to be excited about at the big-league club, but Fernandez offers excitement for patient fans. He should be rostered in dynasty leagues and redraft managers should file his name away for the future.

    Apr 25 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Yanquiel Fernandez
  • Rockies, Tyler Danish Agree To Minor League Contract

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    The Rockies have signed Tyler Danish to a minor league deal, as first reflected on the MLB.com transaction log. He has been assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque. According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding (on X), the right-hander will start for the Isotopes tomorrow. Danish had just signed with the Mexican League's Olmecas de Tabasco last week. He...

    Apr 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Tyler Danish
  • Nolan Jones Not Playing Wednesday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) is out of the team's starting lineup on Wednesday against the visiting San Diego Padres after he was pulled from Tuesday's victory with back stiffness. With Jones resting on the bench, Jake Cave is getting the start in left field for the Rockies and will hit eighth against Padres right-hander Matt Waldron. Jones should be considered day-to-day for now, but with a day game on Thursday before a scheduled day off on Friday, don't expect the 25-year-old to return in the series against the Friars. After hitting an impressive .297 (109-for-367) with 20 homers, 62 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 106 games in 2023, Jones has really disappointed early in 2024 with a .148 average (13-for-88), just one home run, seven RBI and two steals in his first 24 games. He could use a couple days off.

    Apr 24 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Rockies Recall Hunter Goodman, Option Michael Toglia

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    The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday that they recalled utility man Hunter Goodman from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Michael Toglia to Albuquerque in a corresponding move. Goodman, the club's No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline, gets called up to the majors after hitting .298 with seven home runs and 10 doubles in the first 20 games at Triple-A this year. The 24-year-old former fourth-round pick in 2021 out of Memphis made his big-league debut in 2023 and went 14-for-70 (.200) with a homer, 17 RBI, five walks and 24 strikeouts in his first 23 games played in the Show. For now, he's merely a waiver-wire option for fantasy managers in deep leagues for his power upside at Coors Field. He figures to see some playing time in right field and first base, but he's not start in Wednesday against the visiting San Diego Padres.

    Apr 24 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Hunter Goodman Michael Toglia
  • Justin Lawrence Locks Down First Save

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    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Lawrence secured his first save of the season in Tuesday's victory against the San Diego Padres. Lawrence allowed a hit in the frame, but no runs, walks or strikeouts. Lawrence has struggled with a 6.23 ERA on the season, but could be the top option for a Rockies team that is unlikely to see many save opportunities this season. Between his struggles, team and home ballpark, Lawrence can be ignored in most formats at the moment.

    Apr 24 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Justin Lawrence Earns First Save Of Season Tuesday

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    Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Lawrence picked up his first save of the season in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Padres. Lawrence came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by three. He got the first two outs on a lineout and groundout, allowed a single, and ended the game on a flyout. Lawrence has pitched poorly overall this season with a 6.23 ERA and a 4.15 K/9 rate in nine appearances. The Rockies may not see many save opportunities this season, as this was just their fourth. However, Jake Bird has seen two of them and has pitched better than Lawrence, so he may be the best fantasy option right now in deeper roto leagues.

    Apr 24 · Source via Closers Colorado Rockies Justin Lawrence
  • Nolan Jones Exits Early Tuesday With Back Stiffness

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones (back) exited Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Padres early with a stiff back, per MLB.com's Thomas Harding. The 25-year-old went 1-for-4 with a single, an RBI, and a strikeout before being replaced by Jake Cave. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out for further updates, but Jones can be considered day-to-day for now. He has been highly disappointing to start the season, slashing just .148/.219/.250 in 96 plate appearances.

    Apr 24 · Source via Colorado Rockies Nolan Jones
  • Kris Bryant Won't Return Wednesday

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant (back) is eligible to come off the 10-day injured list for a lower-back strain on Wednesday, but that won't be happening. Manager Bud Black said that Bryant isn't doing any baseball activities yet. Bryant hasn't undergone anymore tests, though, and there has been no discussion of surgery. Given all the time the 32-year-old former MVP has missed in recent seasons due to various ailments, it makes sense for the Rockies to bring him back slowly, even if his back injury isn't considered very serious. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues must remain patient, but in shallower leagues, it's fair to consider dumping him for better options after he started the year going 7-for-47 (.149) with a home run and six RBI.

    Apr 23 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant
  • Hunter Goodman Surging At Triple-A

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    Colorado Rockies prospect Hunter Goodman went 1-for-5 for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, extending his current hit streak to five games. After going 10-for-42 (.238) with no home runs over his first 11 games, Goodman has now gone 11-for-36 (.306) with six home runs over his last eight games. The 23-year-old has played catcher, first base, right field, and DH for the Isotopes this season. In 2023, he played first base, right field, and DH during his 23-game audition with the big league club, so it remains to be seen where he'll fit in on the diamond. The right-handed hitter belted 36 home runs in 2022 over 134 games and 34 home runs over 106 games in 2023, so there's plenty of pop in that bat, although he hit just one during his short time in Colorado last season. Assuming he gets another shot with the Rockies in 2024, he could be a sneaky source of power for homer-needy fantasy teams.

    Apr 23 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Hunter Goodman
  • Brenton Doyle Back In Monday's Lineup

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle (chest) is back in center field and is batting seventh on Monday against the visiting San Diego Padres and right-hander Dylan Cease. The Rockies held Doyle out as a precaution for the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners after he suffered a chest injury in Game 1. The 25-year-old has limited fantasy upside while hitting down near the bottom of Colorado's batting order, but that hasn't taken away from his hot start in 2024. The former fourth-rounder in 2019 from Shepherd University his hitting .289 (22-for-76) with three home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases. Doyle is hitless so far in two career at-bats against Cease.

    Apr 22 · Source via Colorado Rockies Brenton Doyle
  • Brenton Doyle Looks To Be OK

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle (chest) looks to be OK after suffering a chest bruise in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sunday. As a precaution, the Rockies scratched Doyle from the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners. The 25-year-old is expected to be fine for the upcoming series against the San Diego Padres, which starts on Monday, so fantasy managers will want to check back later to see if he's back in the lineup. Even if Doyle takes another game off on Monday, he should be able to avoid a stint on the injured list. The former fourth-round pick in 2019 out of Shepherd University has looked good in his second MLB season so far, going 22-for-76 (.289) with three home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases in 21 games. Get Doyle back into your lineups if he returns on Monday.

    Apr 22 · Source via Colorado Rockies Brenton Doyle
  • Rockies Select Ty Blach

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    The Rockies announced that they've selected the contract of left-hander Ty Blach this morning. Right-hander Daniel Bard, who was sidelined for the season earlier this week by flexor tendon surgery, was placed on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Colorado also announced that right-hander Noah Davis will join the club as a 27th...

    Apr 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Ty Blach
  • Rockies Sign Peyton Battenfield To Minors Contract

    The Rockies have signed Peyton Battenfield to a minor league deal, as per the right-hander's MLB.com profile page.  In a transaction that flew under MLBTR's radar, Battenfield was released by the Mets last month, but the 26-year-old has now caught on with the fifth different organization of his pro career. A ninth-round pick for the...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Peyton Battenfield
  • Carson Palmquist Tosses Six-Inning Gem

    Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Carson Palmquist threw six shutout innings on Friday. He allowed only four hits, one free pass, and struck out ten. The number 15 overall prospect in the Colorado system has been dominant to begin the season as he has yet to allow a run and holds a minuscule 0.94 WHIP across 16 innings at Double-A. This is a vast improvement compared to the 22 innings he logged at Double-A last season, where he posted a 4.43 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Palmquist is a name worth monitoring in dynasty leagues and could make a push for a late-season promotion if he continues to dominate the minor leagues.

    Apr 20 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Carson Palmquist
  • Rockies Moving Peter Lambert To Rotation

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    Peter Lambert will move from the Rockies bullpen to the starting rotation, manager Bud Black told reporters this evening (link via Patrick Newman of the Denver Post). He'll step into the starting spot vacated by Kyle Freeland's placement on the 15-day injured list. Righty Noah Davis, who was recalled from Triple-A as the corresponding move, will occupy the...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Peter Lambert
  • Rockies-Mariners Postponed On Friday

    The game between the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners in Colorado on Friday has been postponed due to inclement weather. The contest is being rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday at 1:10 pm and 6:10 pm. Right-hander Dakota Hudson was scheduled to pitch for the Rockies on Friday, with right-hander Emerson Hancock set to take the bump for the visiting Mariners. Both pitchers will presumably be pushed back to start in what will now be the series opener on Saturday. Fantasy baseball managers will want to make sure they remove any players from these two teams from their starting lineups for Friday's slate of action.

    Apr 19 · Source via Colorado Rockies Seattle Mariners
  • Rockies Place Kyle Freeland On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they placed left-hander Kyle Freeland (elbow) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to April 16) with a left-elbow strain and recalled right-hander Noah Davis from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. Freeland injured his right, non-throwing shoulder on a slide into home plate as a pinch-runner earlier this week but is now dealing with a left-elbow injury. The 30-year-old southpaw could be out longer than just two weeks, depending on the exact nature of his elbow injury. It's unclear who will take Freeland's spot in the starting rotation, but it could be Davis. Freeland was scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. After a 13.21 ERA with eight walks and nine K's in his first four starts, fantasy managers in mixed leagues can drop him for now.

    Apr 19 · Source via Colorado Rockies Kyle Freeland
  • Jordan Beck Continues Power Surge At Triple-A

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    Colorado Rockies prospect Jordan Beck continues to showcase his power as he homered for the fifth time of the season on Thursday night. The outfielder broke out in 2023 with 25 homers, 34 doubles, and 20 steals, launching his name up prospect rankings. The former Tennessee Volunteer has fantasy managers excited about his power and speed combo in the offensive haven that is Coors Field. Beck is slashing .286/.391/.643 through 15 games, and if he continues his assault on Triple-A pitching, he could force the Rockies' hand in the coming months. Beck is a strong buy and could be a difference-maker down the stretch this year.

    Apr 18 · Source via Prospects Colorado Rockies Jordan Beck
  • Rockies Place Kris Bryant On Injured List Due To Back Strain

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    The Rockies announced that they have recalled outfielder Sean Bouchard from Triple-A Albuquerque. He will take the roster spot of first baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant, who has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a low back strain, retroactive to April 14. Bryant, 32, crashed into the wall at Rogers Centre this weekend while...

    Apr 17 · MLB Trade Rumors Colorado Rockies Sean Bouchard Kris Bryant
  • Kris Bryant Lands On Injured List

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    Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant (back) has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a lower-back strain. The move is retroactive to April 14 while outfielder Sean Bouchard has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his spot on the active roster. Bryant left Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays with back/rib soreness and was originally listed as day-to-day before landing on the injured list Wednesday afternoon. It's been a slow start to the season for the 2016 NL MVP who is hitting just .149 with one homer and a .528 OPS across 13 games and 55 trips to the plate.

    Apr 17 · Source via Colorado Rockies Sean Bouchard Kris Bryant
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