Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rockies.2758452044.91
NL West Division1st1st1st4th
National League 1st1st3rd13th
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G. Parra
D. Dahl
I. Desmond
J. Patterson
R. Tapia
A. Amarista
C. Blackmon
I. Desmond
D. Dahl
G. Parra
R. Tapia
A. Amarista
C. Gonzalez
D. Dahl
J. Patterson
G. Parra
R. Tapia
A. Amarista
N. Arenado
A. Amarista
C. Adames
P. Valaika
T. Story
A. Amarista
C. Adames
I. Desmond
P. Valaika
Rotation
1. J. Gray
2. T. Anderson
3. T. Chatwood
4. G. Marquez
5. K. Freeland
6. A. Senzatela
7. H. Musgrave
8. C. Rusin
D. LeMahieu
A. Amarista
C. Adames
P. Valaika
I. Desmond
M. Reynolds
J. Patterson
S. Cardullo
G. Parra
C. Adames
P. Valaika

DL
C. Bettis
T. Wolters
T. Murphy
D. Garneau
  Bullpen
G. Holland (CL)
A. Ottavino
J. McGee
M. Dunn
C. Rusin
S. Oberg
J. Motte
C. Qualls
J. Lyles
C. Estevez
J. Diaz
Last Updated: 03/27/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. MIL
C. BlackmonCF
D. DahlLF
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
T. MurphyC
J. Patterson1B
P. Valaika2B
C. AdamesSS
G. MarquezP
 
10/1 vs. MIL
C. BlackmonCF
D. Descalso2B
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
D. DahlLF
J. Patterson1B
C. AdamesSS
T. WoltersC
J. HoffmanP
 
9/30 vs. MIL
C. BlackmonCF
D. LeMahieu2B
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
N. HundleyC
D. DahlLF
S. Cardullo1B
D. DescalsoSS
C. BettisP
 
9/29 vs. SF
C. BlackmonCF
D. Descalso2B
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
D. DahlLF
T. MurphyC
G. Parra1B
C. AdamesSS
J. GrayP
 
9/28 vs. SF
C. BlackmonCF
D. Descalso2B
C. GonzalezRF
N. Arenado3B
D. DahlLF
G. Parra1B
C. AdamesSS
T. WoltersC
T. ChatwoodP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
C. BlackmonCF.3242982
D. LeMahieu2B.3481166
N. Arenado3B.29441133
C. GonzalezRF.29825100
T. StorySS.2722772
R. RaburnLF.220930
M. Reynolds1B.2821453
N. HundleyC.2601048
 
Notes
  • 112 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 8 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
C. BlackmonCF
D. LeMahieu2B
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
T. StorySS
G. ParraLF
M. Reynolds1B
N. HundleyC
4 Game(s)
C. BlackmonCF
D. LeMahieu2B
C. GonzalezRF
N. Arenado3B
D. DahlLF
M. Reynolds1B
D. DescalsoSS
N. HundleyC
3 Game(s)
C. BlackmonCF
T. StorySS
C. GonzalezRF
N. Arenado3B
G. ParraLF
M. Reynolds1B
D. LeMahieu2B
T. WoltersC
3 Game(s)
C. BlackmonCF
D. LeMahieu2B
N. Arenado3B
C. GonzalezRF
N. HundleyC
D. DahlLF
S. Cardullo1B
C. AdamesSS
3 Game(s)
C. BlackmonCF
T. StorySS
C. GonzalezRF
N. Arenado3B
G. ParraLF
M. Reynolds1B
N. HundleyC
D. LeMahieu2B

 
 
 

Jairo Diaz, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least May 1 (Updated - 2/15/17)
News
Diaz (elbow) pitched two-thirds of an inning in his first Cactus League appearance Monday, giving up five runs on five hits and a walk.

The appearance is definitely a step in the right direction for the fireballer, and although the results are somewhat cringe-worthy, some positives can be taken away from the outing. Diaz's fastball touched 98.8 miles per hour, showing the high-octane delivery that has Rockies fans drooling. He also got the first two outs of the inning relatively quickly, one of them even being a strikeout. His rust became apparent afterward, however, as his inability to command his changeup and slider led to a home run and a premature exit from the contest. Diaz appears to be pretty healthy as of now, although he'll likely need some more work in game situations prior to being fully cleared for major league innings. His return to full-time work appears to still lie in early May.

Chris Rusin, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3584.13.742369
 
Injuries
Oblique - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/21/17)
News
Rusin (oblique) is expected to return to game action before the end of March, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

The left-hander appears to be on track in his recovery from a strained oblique after tossing his second bullpen session Friday. The next step of his rehab process will be to pitch to hitters Sunday, after which a firmer timetable for his return to the Cactus League likely will come forth. This development seems to have Rusin in line to be game-ready by Opening Day, although he likely won't be stretched out enough to garner one of the vacant positions in the rotation, leaving Rusin in a bullpen role to start the season.

Cristhian Adames, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.218252172
 
News
Adames is 11-for-42 (.262) with three home runs in 23 Cactus League games.

Adames is incorporating first base into his defensive repertoire in an effort to land an Opening Day roster spot, and his bat is helping to strengthen his argument. However, the power surge might not be enough to help the switch-hitter punch his ticket to the big leagues, as Jordan Patterson and Stephen Cardullo seem to be the front-runners to fill the void left after Ian Desmond (hand) went down due to injury.

Jon Gray, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1010168.04.6159185
 
Injuries
Foot - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/24/17)
News
Gray (foot) is not expected to miss any additional time after his early departure from Friday's outing, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. "It's just a little bit sore. it's getting better day by day. We are just going to take it easy and try to get it back to 100 percent as quick as we can, " said Gray.

The Rockies' ace left Friday's start against the Giants with what was initially reported as left foot soreness, but has since been diagnosed as an issue with his big toe. With Opening Day approaching, the Rockies' coaching staff simply did not want to push Gray and risk any further injury. According to Saunders, Gray is aiming to stretch out to 90 pitches in his final spring outing before the Rockies wrap up spring training.

Raimel Tapia, #68
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.2634033
 
Alexi Amarista, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.25790119
 
News
Amarista is batting ninth and starting in left field for Friday's Cactus League contest, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports reports.

Amarista left Wednesday's game after he was stuck in the forearm by a pitch, but it appears he's good to go after a day of rest. The utility man is hitting .235/.316/.294 over 14 games this spring.

Antonio Senzatela, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
News
Senzatela has an improved chance of cracking the major league rotation following the demotion of fellow pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman.

The aforementioned roster move seemingly places German Marquez into the fourth slot of the rotation, leaving Senzatela, Kyle Freeland, and Harrison Musgrave in the running for the final spot. Freeland appears to be the favorite to assume the position, but Senzatela's 17:2 K:BB in 20.1 Cactus League innings is certainly keeping him in the conversation. The one area in which the right-hander has a leg up on the competition is in current roster standing, given that Senzatela is the only one of the three candidates who is currently on the 40-man roster, although that seems like it will be a moot point when all is said and done. From prior reports, manager Bud Black isn't opposed to using his pitching prospects out of the bullpen initially in order to get their feet wet in the majors, so even if he doesn't crack the rotation, Senzatela's excellent control could be put on display in a relief role to begin the season.

Ian Desmond, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.285107228621
 
Injuries
Hand - Expected to be out until at least Apr 26 (Updated - 3/14/17)
David Dahl, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
63.315427245
 
Injuries
Ribs - Expected to be out until at least Apr 14 (Updated - 3/21/17)
News
Dahl (ribs) is increasing his upper-body workouts and could return to swinging in a couple of weeks, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

The young outfielder's ribs are still healing from a stress reaction he incurred earlier in spring training, but it seems like he's still managing to make some progress in his rehab process. Dahl will almost certainly need a stint on the disabled list to begin the season, meaning that Gerardo Parra likely will be the primary left fielder heading into the 2017 campaign.

Trevor Story, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
97.2726727728
 
Nolan Arenado, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
160.294116411332
 
Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0123.24.94024
 
Tyler Chatwood, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
129158.03.8770117
 
Harrison Musgrave
No Stats Available
News
Musgrave is still a dark horse candidate for the final spot in the Rockies' rotation.

The field thinned out a bit after pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, making the window for Musgrave's entry into the big leagues a bit wider. However, right-hander German Marquez and left-hander Kyle Freeland appear to be the front-runners for the final two spots, with Antonio Senzatela also jockeying for a role in Colorado. This seems to have Musgrave on the outside looking in, although his 3.21 ERA and 10:1 K:BB in 14 spring innings has kept him in the conversation for far longer than anyone initially expected.

German Marquez, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1120.25.23615
 
News
Marquez seems like a lock to break camp as the Rockies' fourth starter following the demotion of right-hander Jeff Hoffman.

Marquez was in the conversation for one of the last two rotation spots along with Hoffman, Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, and even Harrison Musgrave to a point, although the situation appears to be sorting itself out now that Hoffman is back with Triple-A Albuquerque. Marquez has shown flashes of what makes him such a highly touted prospect in Colorado's system, although a couple of rough outings have his spring stat line looking poor. His ability to retain his position in the rotation more likely will hinge upon his ability to continually display his trademark control at the major league level, especially given his relatively mediocre strikeout potential.

Tyler Anderson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
56114.13.542899
 
Mike Dunn, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6142.13.40038
 
Stephen Cardullo, #65
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.2145260
 
News
Cardullo is 14-for-45 (.311) with three home runs and 13 RBI in 23 Cactus League games.

Cardullo is in the thick of the race to garner an Opening Day roster spot left vacant following the injury to Ian Desmond (hand). He's making a strong case to fill that void, especially showing off his power by hammering two grand slams this spring. Prospect Jordan Patterson is also enjoying a strong spring performance, and Christhian Adames and Pat Valaika are both working out at first base to attempt to grab the spot for their own. However, Cardullo's torrid spring could lead the Rockies to give him a chance, especially since some of the other candidates have minor league options remaining, a luxury they don't have with the non-roster invitee Cardullo.

Gerardo Parra, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
102.253457396
 
News
Parra is 14-for-39 (.359) with one home run and three stolen bases in 14 Cactus League games.

There was some speculation that the veteran would slide over to help out at first base following the injury to Ian Desmond (hand), but that has not been the case since the incident. The Rockies seem to have settled on Parra manning left field full-time until David Dahl (ribs) is ready to return to action, which likely opens the door for players like Jordan Patterson, Stephen Cardullo, Pat Valaika and Christhian Adames to fill in as the backup first baseman for Mark Reynolds. Nonetheless, Parra still holds some experience at first base from last season, and if he continues this torrid hitting pace during the regular season, the Rockies will have no choice but to play him, whether it be in left field or at first base.

Tom Murphy, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
21.27385131
 
Injuries
Forearm - Expected to be out until at least Apr 18 (Updated - 3/14/17)
Greg Holland
No Stats Available
Carlos Gonzalez, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
150.29887251002
 
Pat Valaika, #74
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2633120
 
News
Valaika is 12-for-41 (.293) with three home runs in 19 spring games.

Valaika's spring showing has opened the eyes of the Rockies brass, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He's been picking up first base in an attempt to fill the void left after Ian Desmond's (hand) injury, and he continues to excel with his glove at the other infield positions. It could be tough for the utility infielder to land a major league spot, however, as Jordan Patterson, Stephen Cardullo and Christhian Adames are also enjoying strong springs, and Valaika happens to have more minor league options available than all of them.

Jordan Patterson, #72
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.4441020
 
News
Patterson is slashing .275/.302/.510 with six doubles and two home runs in 23 spring games.

The power-hitting prospect is vying to fill a major league roster spot created by Ian Desmond's (hand) absence, and he's certainly putting his best foot forward in doing so. Patterson has also logged a lot of time at first base this spring, even making a diving stop to get an out in Thursday's matchup with the Indians. He'll need to keep up this high level of play in order to fend off other competitors for the spot (such as Stephen Cardullo, Christhian Adames, and Pat Valaika), but Patterson's prospect pedigree and ability to play multiple positions in the field could serve him well in his quest to make the Opening Day roster.

Jake McGee, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2345.24.731538
 
Mark Reynolds, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
118.2826114531
 
News
The Rockies selected the contract of Reynolds on Sunday, adding him to the 40-man roster, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Reynolds, who was attending camp as a non-roster invitee, is expected to open the season as the team's regular starting first baseman after Ian Desmond suffered a fractured hand, which will likely keep him out until late April. The 33-year-old turned in an .806 OPS over 441 plate appearances with the Rockies in 2016 while trimming his strikeout rate to 25.4%, the lowest mark of his career.

Jordan Lyles, #24
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4558.25.83132
 
Adam Ottavino, #0
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1327.02.67735
 
Chad Bettis, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
148186.04.7959138
 
Injuries
Illness - Expected to be out until at least Aug 1 (Updated - 3/26/17)
News
Bettis (illness) was placed on the 60-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

After being deemed fully healthy entering spring training, Bettis announced in March that his testicular cancer had resurfaced and that he would need to undergo chemotherapy to treat the disease. The 27-year-old faces an indefinite timetable to return to baseball, as he prioritizes his long-term health over his playing career. Bettis' placement on the 60-day DL will open up a 40-man roster spot for Mark Reynolds, who will likely serve in a platoon role at first base until Ian Desmond (hand) is able to return in late April.

Kyle Freeland
No Stats Available
News
Freeland appears to be the front-runner for the last spot in the Rockies' rotation.

The demotion of fellow pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman opened the door for German Marquez to step in as the fourth starter in the pecking order, leaving the fifth spot available for the taking. Freeland initially came into camp as more of an afterthought for the big league rotation, but the left-hander has forced his way into serious consideration after giving up just four runs in 16 spring innings while posting an impressive 14:3 K:BB during that span. He still needs to fend off Antonio Senzatela and Harrison Musgrave for the role, but Freeland seems to be the man for the job as things stand now.

Carlos Estevez, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3755.05.241159
 
News
Estevez is focusing on simplifying his delivery to the plate in an effort to produce more consistency, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

The high-octane right-hander set a Rockies' rookie record by amassing 11 saves last season, but things fell apart toward the end of the season as "Wild Thing" stumbled to the finish line with an ERA north of 5.00. The Rockies believe that these issues stemmed from varying arm slots and too many moving parts in his delivery, so they hope to simplify his throwing process in an effort to help him build off of his strong debut. The initial returns are promising: Estevez currently holds a 2.57 ERA to go with an 11:1 K:BB ratio through eight Cactus League frames. The 24-year-old is fighting for a big league bullpen role this spring, and if he continues to perform this well down the stretch, he could force his way into a prominent role in Denver to begin the season.

Chad Qualls, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2032.25.23022
 
Injuries
Forearm - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/25/17)
News
Qualls (forearm) is scheduled to throw a full bullpen session with the hope of appearing in a game before the end of March, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

The veteran reliever's status for Opening Day is still up in the air, but if he can progress through these steps in his recovery unscathed, he could return to Colorado's relief corps in time for the regular season. However, Qualls' fantasy impact is relatively minimal due to how far down the pecking order for saves he is, as well as how much he struggled during his first season with the Rockies (5.23 ERA, 1.59 WHIP).

Dustin Garneau, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.2357160
 
Scott Oberg, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1126.05.19120
 
Charlie Blackmon, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
143.324111298217
 
Tony Wolters, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
71.259273304
 
DJ LeMahieu, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.348104116611