Colorado Rockies

NL West

Jeff Hoffman has been called upon to start against the Nationals on Tuesday. (Source: Patrick Saunders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman has limited history at the big-league level. So far in 37 career appearances, he sports a 5.88 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and a 0.71 SO/W ratio.


Tyler Anderson lasted just three innings on Monday versus Washington, coughing up five runs on four hits while also walking three.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson struck out four as the Rockies went on to win 7-5. The lefty was activated off the IL prior to this one after dealing with inflammation in his knee. It's possible he was still feeling the effects of that. Anderson is lined up to face the Braves next.

Category: Game Recaps


Wade Davis allowed two baserunners but managed to throw a scoreless ninth to earn the save on Monday versus the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Davis' scoreless inning helped secure the 7-5 win. It is just his second save of the year as Colorado has not put their closer in many save opportunities this season. That should change soon and Davis is the clear closer for the Rockies moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Ian Desmond went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Rockies' 7-5 win over the Nationals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a brutal start to the season for the 33-year-old. Desmond is not hitting .173 with a .496 OPS, one homer, and zero steals. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Reynolds homered and walked twice as the Rockies beat the Nationals 7-5 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds' two-run shot tied the game in the fifth inning. He also made a ridiculous stretch at first base to help complete Nolan Arenado's double play to end the game. The veteran infielder will be hard pressed to find consistent at bats once Daniel Murphy returns this week.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Rockies' 7-5 win over the Nationals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The steal was Story's sixth of the season to go along with five homers and a .804 OPS. The shortstop hit 37 homers to go along with 27 steals last year and looks like he could approach similar numbers in 2019.

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Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored as the Rockies beat the Nationals 7-5 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Arenado's homer was his 1,000th career hit. The $260 million man also made an impressive double play to end this one, showing off his two-way skillset that has defined his career. Arenado got off to a slow start this season but he remains an absolute fantasy stud.

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Daniel Murphy (finger) could return from the IL as early as Tuesday versus the Nationals. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has now played three rehab games for Triple-A Albuquerque and could rejoin the team in Colorado tomorrow. That doesn't necessarily mean he will be activated right away, but it would mean he's right around the corner from returning. Murphy's presence will likely move Ryan McMahon to second base and send Garrett Hampson to the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


The Rockies have placed Kyle Freeland on the 10-day IL with a blister on his left middle finger. (Source: Rockies PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freeland is coming off his best outing of the season, throwing six shutout innings versus the Phillies. The blister popped up late in that start, however, and the Rockies will place it safe with him. The move is being made retroactive to April 19th, which means Freeland has a good shot at returning when first eligible.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan McMahon went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Rockies beat the Phillies 4-1 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon returned with a bang on Thursday by homering twice. He did little the rest of the weekend but it shouldn't affect his playing time once Daniel Murphy (finger) returns. Garrett Hampson is struggling badly to open the season, which means McMahon should see the majority of starts at second base with Murphy taking over first.

Category: Game Recaps


Garret Hampson went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Hampson is now hitting just .183 with a .485 OPS this season. He has improved somewhat as of late but simply isn't hitting enough to be worth rostering in fantasy. Worsening his situation is the impending return of Daniel Murphy.

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Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a walk as the Rockies beat the Phillies 4-1 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps Blackmon just needed a homestand at Coors to get going. Blackmon entered this Phillies series with a .219 batting average and has it all the way up to .286 now. He reached base a total of 13 times over the four game series. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Jon Gray improved to 2-3 on Sunday versus the Phillies, throwing six shutout innings while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Gray allowed just one hit on the afternoon, though he also surrendered four walks. The 27-year-old had two poor starts to begin the season but has now thrown three straight quality starts. Gray has given up just two runs over his last 19 2/3 innings, which makes him a starting option his next time out versus the Braves.

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Antonio Senzatela fell to 1-1 on Saturday versus the Phillies, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela struck out three and walked on as the Rockies lost 8-5. The 24-year-old wasn't as sharp as he was in his 2019 debut earlier this week, but that performances came in San Diego where last night's game was in Coors. Senzatela gets a matchup with the Braves next but offers little fantasy intrigue.

Category: Game Recaps


Raimel Tapia hit a homer the old fashioned way in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia's hit ricocheted off the wall in center field, which allowed the speedster to round the bases. The 25-year-old is a name to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.

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David Dahl doubled twice in five plate appearances as the Rockies beat the Phillies 4-3 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Dahl is now 3-for-8 with three doubles and a walk since returning from the IL on Thursday. Overall the 25-year-old is hitting .346 and looks poised for a breakout season.

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German Marquez received a no-decision on Friday versus the Phillies, allowing two runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez struck out five and walked two as the Rockies went on to win 4-3 in extras. The 24-year-old obviously allowed plenty of hits but was able to reasonably limit the damage. It was a tough spot for Marquez, pitching at Coors against a good offense. He'll have another tough assignment in his next start versus the Nationals. Still, he's worth starting in fantasy as he's been overall great this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Chad Bettis is being moved to the Rockies bullpen for the time being. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bettis has struggled this year with a 8.78 ERA through three starts. He'll look to sort things out in relief while Antonio Senzatela comes off the injured list tonight.


The Rockies placed Chris Iannetta on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain. (Source: Colorado Rockies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Iannetta expects to be out for a while, which will give Tony Wolters the majority of starts behind the plate in Colorado. Drew Butera was called up in Iannetta's place.

Category: Transactions


The Rockies recalled Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque after infielder Daniel Murphy was officially placed on the 10-day IL with an avulsion fracture of his left index finger. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Valaika fared well during Spring Training, batting .286 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 50 plate appearances. But after hitting just .156 with two homers and five RBIs in 133 PAs in 2018, he doesn't have much fantasy value at this point.

Category: Transactions