Colorado Rockies

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rockies.2758452044.91
NL West1st1st1st4th
National League 1st1st3rd13th

Schedule

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3:10 pm EST
Sat Feb 25
at ARI
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3:05 pm EST
Sun Feb 26
at CHW
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3:10 pm EST
Sun Feb 26
ARI
*
3:05 pm EST
Mon Feb 27
at LAD
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3:10 pm EST
Tue Feb 28
LAD
*
3:10 pm EST
Wed Mar 1
SD
*
3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
at KC
*
3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
at CLE
*
3:10 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
SEA
*
3:05 pm EST
Sun Mar 5
at MIL
*
3:10 pm EST
Mon Mar 6
LAD
*
3:05 pm EST
Tue Mar 7
at TEX

Standings

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W-L
Arizona0-00-0
San Francisco0-00-0
Los Angeles0-00-0
Colorado0-00-0
San Diego0-00-0
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Rockies' Jordan Lyles: Lack of options benefits chances of making team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles has a good chance of making the Opening Day roster due to the fact that he's out of minor league options, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Lyles broke camp last season with a rotation spot in hand, but he was simply atrocious in five starts (8.55 ERA, 2.05 WHIP). However, the right-hander picked things up after he rejoined the major league squad as a long reliever in June, posting an improved 4.42 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. He doesn't strike out enough batters to warrant much excitement if he does make the team as a reliever, but a roster spot is better than being designated for assignment and could also lead to a few spot starts over the course of the year.

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Rockies' Tyler Anderson: Appears to have rotation spot on lockdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson seems to be a lock for a rotation spot heading into 2017, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

At this time last year, the left-hander was rehabbing an elbow injury and was expected to get more seasoning against hitters at Double-A and Triple-A, but after a strong 2016 campaign in the big leagues, he officially gained the organization's trust with a major league roster spot. Anderson is especially intriguing heading into the 2017 season given his excellent numbers at Coors Field (3.00 ERA, 68:18 K:BB ratio). If he can improve his performance on the road, the 2011 first-rounder could put together a stealthily solid stat line.

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Rockies' German Marquez: Candidate for final rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marquez is one of the leading competitors for the Rockies fifth rotation spot, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Saunders adds that Jeff Hoffman as well as Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela to some extent are also in the mix as well. Manager Bud Black already said that he isn't against using the losers of the competition in the bullpen at first as well, so Marquez's value isn't completely null if he doesn't crack the rotation out of spring training, although he doesn't have the high-strikeout stuff that would create a lot of value as a reliever. His control is impeccable, though, which could help him land the final starter spot over Hoffman if the latter continues to struggle in that category.

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Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Appears to be destined for minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tapia seems to be fifth on the outfield depth chart, meaning he'll likely have to begin the 2017 season in the minors, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez seem to be cemented into center and right field, respectively, leaving left field open for competition. However, fellow prospect David Dahl and veteran Gerardo Parra seem to be the leading candidates for the position, leaving Tapia out of the picture for the time being. As manager Bud Black acknowledged himself, though, lots of things can happen during spring training, so if injuries strike any of the projected major leaguers or if Tapia exceeds expectations this spring, he would likely be the first in line to garner a promotion to the major league squad. Regardless of where he starts, his hitting prowess and prospect shine should land him a job in Denver before the end of the season.

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Rockies' Chris Rusin: Stands good chance of making roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rusin has a leg up on other competitors for spots in the Rockies bullpen since he is out of minor league options, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

The 30-year-old lefty was a largely underrated member of the Rockies pitching staff last year, switching between starting and relieving all season en route to posting a 3.74 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, both career bests. Rusin still isn't a lock to break camp with the big league squad, but given his recent success, lack of options, and left-handedness, he seems like a good bet to be present when Opening Day rolls around. That being said, it's tough to see him making much noise in the fantasy realm, as he doesn't strike out nearly enough batters to be worth anything as a reliever and doesn't start enough games to be anything more than a streaming option when he lands a start away from Coors Field.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGDJ LeMahieu , 2B.348
HRNolan Arenado , 3B41
RBINolan Arenado , 3B133
OBPDJ LeMahieu , 2B.416
SLGNolan Arenado , 3B.570
RNolan Arenado , 3B116
SBCharlie Blackmon , CF17
WChad Bettis , SP14
ERAJon Gray , SP4.61
WHIPJon Gray , SP1.26
KJon Gray , SP185
SVJake McGee , RP15

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