Tapia and the Rockies agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Tapia started 48 games in last year's shortened season, hitting .321/.369/.402 with one homer and eight steals. That slash line translates to an unimpressive 96 wRC+ when Coors Field is factored in, but he'll remain an interesting enough fantasy option as long as he remains a regular in Colorado given the boost his home park provides.
Tapia went 1-for-5 with an RBI single, sacrifice fly and stolen base in the 5-4 win over the Giants on Thursday.
Tapia drove in Ryan McMahon in the fourth and stole his eighth base later in the inning. The outfielder later came up with the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 11th. Tapia is slashing .296/.348/.367 on the campaign.
Tapia (head) will lead off and play left field Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Dizziness forced Tapia to exit Sunday's game against the Angels, but he's ready to go following Monday's off day. He hasn't shown much power this season, but his .302/.371/.381 slash line is nevertheless decent.
Manager Bud Black said that Tapia was removed after four innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Angels after experiencing dizziness during the contest, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. He went 1-for-2 with a base hit and a run scored before departing.
Manager Bud Black said that Tapia was feeling ill prior to Sunday's game, and he was dizzy after he made a diving catch in the third inning. He was removed from the game as a result. The Rockies are off Monday, so Tapia will get a full day to recover before the team determines whether he's fit to play Tuesday against the Athletics.
Tapia went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 8-4 win over the Angels.
Tapia led off the first inning with a single and stole second, but didn't score. In the fifth, he singled again and scored on a Trevor Story triple. Tapia has been solid in his last six games, going 8-for-27 (.296) with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored. That's right in line with his seasonal production -- he's slashing .300/.372/.383 with five stolen bases, a homer, 12 RBI and 16 runs scored in 15 games. The outfielder's productive hitting lately has him batting leadoff ahead of Story and Charlie Blackmon.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Dodgers.
All three hits were singles. Tapia's biggest contribution to the offense came in the fifth inning, when he knocked in Garrett Hampson with a single and then came around to score on Nolan Arenado's single. The 26-year-old Tapia has hit safely in nine straight games, going 14-for-37 (.378) with five RBI, a homer, and six runs scored in that span.
Tapia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium.
Tapia cranked open the scoring with a solo homer against Dustin May in the first inning. It was the first home run of the season for the 26-year-old, who has now hit safely across seven games. On the season, he's batting .301/.391/.398.
Tapia will serve as the Rockies' designated hitter and will bat leadoff Wednesday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Tapia looks to be firmly locked in as the Rockies' table setter at this point, as he'll be occupying the top spot in the lineup for the 12th spot in 13 games. He enters Wednesday's series finale with a five-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 7-for-20 with three RBI and two runs.
Tapia (elbow) is starting in left field and hitting leadoff Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Tapia has been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale after missing Wednesday's game with an elbow injury. Over his past 10 games, Tapia is 12-for-36 with three stolen bases and an 8:4 BB:K.
Tapia was a late scratch Wednesday against the Diamondbacks due to a right elbow contusion.
The 26-year-old was slated to bat leadoff and start in left field, and it remains unclear when he picked up the elbow injury. Tapia should be considered day-to-day until the team provides more information on the injury. Sam Hilliard will start in left field in his place.
Tapia went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Monday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
All three of Tapia's hits were singles, and none were bigger than the one in the fifth inning that scored Tony Wolters for the go-ahead run. Tapia then stole second base, but failed to score in that same inning. The outfielder is slashing .306/.397/.355 with four steals, seven RBI and nine runs scored in 21 contests this year.
Tapia went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Tapia walked and stole second in the first inning, but he wasn't able to score, and he didn't get back on base. The left fielder is slashing .288/.397/.346 with three steals, six RBI and nine runs scored in 63 plate appearances. He's shown improved plate discipline this year, cutting his strikeout rate from 22.4 percent in 2019 to 17.4 percent in 2020. He's also boosted his walk rate from 4.7 percent (2019) to 15.9 percent (2020).
Tapia will start in left field and bat leadoff Thursday against the Astros, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
Tapia will pick up his ninth consecutive start Thursday after going 11-for-27 (.407 average) with six runs, five RBI and two stolen bases over the prior eight games. With David Dahl (back) moving to the injured list Wednesday, Tapia looks like he'll at least have a clear path to a large-side platoon role in the short term.
Tapia went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Astros.
Tapia drew a walk in the second inning and then stole second. That was his second stolen base of the year. For the season, Tapia is slashing .278/.341/.361 with four RBI and seven runs scored in 41 plate appearances.
Tapia will start in left field and bat seventh against the Rangers on Saturday.
Tapia failed to record a hit Friday night against Lance Lynn but will get another start Saturday. The 26-year-old outfielder will be making his fourth start in five games.
Tapia went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI double, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks.
Tapia got aboard with a single and stole second in the third inning, but couldn't come around to score. He made a bigger contribution in the Rockies' six-run eighth inning, plating two with a double before scoring what would be the decisive run of the game on a Tony Wolters single. The 26-yea-rold Tapia now has a steal, three RBI, three runs scored and a .250 batting average across 22 plate appearances.
Tapia is not starting Tuesday against the Giants.
Tapia has now started just four of the Rockies' first 10 games and has been on the bench for four straight, with Matt Kemp serving as the designated hitter each time. Tapia has just two hits on the season, which hardly helps his case for regular at-bats.
Tapia is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.
Tapia will take a seat for the fourth time in the past five games as he's been in a slump to begin the year. Matt Kemp will once again serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh Monday.
Tapia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Padres.
Tapia hits the bench for the third time in the last four games as he is 2-for-13 to begin the season. Matt Kemp will serve as the designated hitter Sunday and could seize the everyday role if he continues his strong start.
Tapia is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Oakland, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
Tapia hits the bench for the second time in the first five games, finding himself out of the lineup against a righty (Frankie Montas) for the first time. Sam Hilliard will start in left field, while Daniel Murphy rests his legs as the designated hitter.
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