Colorado Rockies

NL West

The Rockies optioned Brendan Rodgers to Triple-A Albuquerque. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers struggled in his brief time with the Rockies this year, batting just .246 with a plethora of strikeouts in 70 plate appearances. He won’t be an intriguing fantasy option until the Rockies commit to him as an everyday player.

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Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has been red hot over the past month and now has his average up to .277 on the year. He has two more games at Coors Field this weekend so he has a great chance to stay hot.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head. (Source: Thomas Harding on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Story was trying to field a grounder that hit him in the wrist and then hit him in the forehead. It didn't appear to be too serious of an issue so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Story totaled three hits and a stolen base before exiting.

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Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies fell to the Padres 16-12 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond came off the bench in this one but still had a wildly productive night. His homer was a three-run inside-the-parker in the sixth inning. Desmond was hitting .219 back in mid-May but now has his average up to .261 on the year. He has two more games at Coors Field this weekend as well.

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Wade Davis blew his first save of the year on Friday versus San Diego, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Fernando Tatis Jr. lined a game-tying single up the middle, which sent the game to extras. The Padres then went on to win 16-12 in a slugfest. Davis has now given up runs in back-to-back appearances, but he remains Colorado's locked in closer.

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Jeff Hoffman received a no-decision on Friday versus the Padres, throwing five innings of one-run ball while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman allowed three hits and walked two. He was in line for the win before Colorado's bullpen imploded and the team went on to lose 16-12. Despite the positive performance Hoffman still has an unappealing 7.04 ERA on the year. He'll remain a non-start fantasy option next time out versus Arizona.

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Arenado is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Padres. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Arenado was hit by a pitch in his left forearm in Wednesday's game, and he was forced to leave the contest. He escaped with a contusion, and was able to play on Thursday. He'll get a day of rest Friday, however, as Ryan McMahon is starting at third base.

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Jon Gray improved to 6-5 on Thursday versus San Diego, striking out 10 while allowing four runs in six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Gray was able to work around nine hits by not walking anyone. While it wasn't a quality start, allowing four runs in six innings at Coors Field isn't bad at all. He'll carry a 4.39 ERA into a road start versus the D'Backs next time out.

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Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a single as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Many of the other Colorado hitters had big games in this one, but McMahon continues to struggle. He's splitting time at second base with Brendan Rodgers these days, which means neither is very fantasy relevant.

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David Dahl went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in Colorado's 9-6 win over the Padres on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Dahl is posting a great triple slash line this year, hitting .330 with a .907 OPS. However, he has just six homers, which has capped his fantasy upside. The 25-year-old still needs to grow in the power department to reach his full breakout potential.

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Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon has been white hot since returning from his injured calf, totaling four homers over his past four games. The veteran outfielder is now batting .316 with a .992 OPS and is one of the most valuable hitters to own in fantasy baseball.

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Senzatela (5-5) allowed eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out two across four innings against the Cubs on Wednesday, earning him the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela struggled in the second inning, allowing five runs, including a three-run home run by Kyle Schwarber. He walked a tightrope in other innings as well, allowing multiple baserunners in three of the five innings he appeared in. The rough outing raised Senzatela's season ERA to 5.48, and his WHIP to 1.63 across 64 innings. He's been unproductive outside of Coors as well, posting a 4.70 ERA and a 14:16 K:BB in 30.2 road innings. His next start is set for Tuesday, where he'll take on Arizona on the road.

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Peter Lambert improved to 2-0 on Tuesday versus the Cubs, allowing one run on three hits over five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Lambert struck out three and walked two in the outing, which the Rockies went on to win 10-3. The 22-year-old also pitched well against the Cubs in his MLB last week. While tonight's start didn't have the same gaudy strikeouts numbers as last week's, it's equally impressive when you consider that it came at Coors Field. Lambert is worth picking up in deeper leagues right now, and he'll get the Padres at home in his next outing.

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German Marquez received a no-decision on Monday versus the Cubs, striking out seven while allowing four runs over six innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez allowed five hits and two walks in the outing and now owns a 4.19 ERA on the season. The 24-year-old hasn't been bad this season, as he also has 96 strikeouts and a 1.16 WHIP, but he hasn't jumped into the ace tier like some fantasy players might have been hoping for. He gets the Padres at home again next time out.

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Raimel Tapia went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia was seeing a lot of playing time when Charlie Blackmon was sidelined. He was even leading off. However, the playing time is in jeopardy again with Blackmon back, which means Tapia isn't worth rostering in 12-team leagues.

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Scott Oberg struck out one in a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save of the season on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Oberg's perfect ninth slammed the door on a 3-1 Rockies win. It's his third save of the year as he continues to fill in for Wade Davis (oblique). However, Davis is expected back sometime this weekend so Oberg should only be fantasy relevant for a couple more days.

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Chris Iannetta went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Marlins 5-1 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Iannetta still has some pop in his bat and is worth streaming in deeper leagues whenever the Rockies play at home. He's batting .261 with a .926 OPS in limited action this year.

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The Rockies have recalled Garrett Hampson from Triple-A on Sunday. (Source: Colorado Rockies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hampson was batting just .194 in the bigs before getting sent down in mid-May. He went on to hit .320 and steal three bases in his time in the minors, however, and now he's back to serve as a utility player for Colorado.

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday. (Source: Mike Petriello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Less than a year after finishing with a 2.85 ERA and being a part of the Cy Young conversation in the National League, Freeland has a 7.13 ERA and found himself being sent to the minor leagues. While his .287 BABIP is nearly identical to last year's number of .285, his HR/FB rate has skyrocketed from 8.5% last season to 21.6% this season.

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Tyler Anderson has decided to undergo surgery on his injured knee. (Source: Patrick Saunders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The issue has been bothering Anderson all season as he tried to work through it. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined but he probably has a chance to return in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates