Rockies add 4 players to 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker The Rockies now have 37 players on their 40-man roster, leaving them flexibility in case they want to select a player in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Howard, who was selected in the third round of the 2014 Draft, was the Rockies’ No. 12 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com. The 24-year-old was a…

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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

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November 19, 2017
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Broyles' AFL work may earn him chance in '18

November 9, 2017

After struggling as a starter early in his career, Broyles has leaned on a fastball — averaging around 93 mph and dependably spotted to the outer part of the plate — to find success in relief. Continued success against the Minor Leagues’ top prospects in Arizona could persuade the Rockies to add him to their 40-man Major League roster by Nov. 20, the date teams must declare which players are…

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Rockies could re-sign Holland, Lucroy for '18

November 6, 2017

First, the personnel to keep the Rockies winning appears in place. Center fielder and leadoff man Charlie Blackmon and second baseman DJ LeMahieu, in their last winter of offseason eligibility, and third baseman Nolan Arenado, under club control through 2019, form a nice offensive and defensive nucleus. Blackmon wraps up batting title LAD@COL: Blackmon singles to ensure NL batting title Charlie Blackmon singles to right field to clinch the National…

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Rox foster fastball-first approach in rotation

November 1, 2017

Yet, Foster leads a young, power-based Rockies pitching staff that threw the prime power pitch, the four-seam fastball, harder than all but two teams this season. Colorado’s starting rotation threw it more frequently than all but one team and the most of a team that participated in the postseason. Part of it is the youth of the rotation and part of it is Coors Field, where breaking balls can be…

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Arenado, LeMahieu win Fielding Bible Awards

October 30, 2017

Among third baseman, Arenado received 118 of a possible 120 voting points. The Athletics’ Matt Chapman finished second with 95. At second base, LeMahieu finished with 108 points, and the Tigers’ Ian Kinsler was second at 97. The panel consists of authors, statisticians and sports media members (including Joe Posnanski of MLB.com), plus the Tom Tango Fan Poll (taken at FanGraphs) and the scouts at Baseball Info Solutions’ Video Scouts,…

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Inbox: What is offseason strategy for Rockies?

October 25, 2017

Senza as potential closer? — Matt Berg (@bergo23) October 17, 2017 Looking at the full season, Antonio Senzatela — who made the season-opening rotation at 22, after just 34 2/3 innings in Double-A in 2016 — saw some improvement as a reliever. He had a 5.03 ERA as a starter to 3.04 in relief. His WHIP decreased from 1.38 to 0.88. He saw increases in his strikeouts per nine innings…

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Holland named Sporting News' comeback player

October 24, 2017

DENVER — By a decisive vote of his league peers, Rockies closer Greg Holland was named Tuesday as winner of Sporting News’ 2017 Comeback Player of the Year Award. Holland, 31, who missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, tied a club record with 41 saves and appeared in the All-Star Game. Holland earned 33 of the 88 votes from National League players. The Cardinals’ Lance Lynn finished…

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Rox prepare prospects for Coors' challenges

October 21, 2017

It’s a variation on the message sent to pitchers. In recent years, the Rockies moved away from seeking sinkerball pitchers, and simply preached that each pitcher challenge hitters with his strength. The pitching program proved prudent this past season, during which four rookies and two second-year men combined to start 128 games, or 79 percent of the schedule, for a team that qualified for a National League Wild Card. Just…

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