Colorado Rockies

NL West

Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Arenado has now homered in three of the four games he has played since returning from his suspension and has at least two hits in all four. Since returning, Arenado is 9-for-16 with three home runs, six RBIs, and four runs scored.

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Trevor Story went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a stolen base, and a walk in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres. He drove in two and scored twice.

Fantasy Impact: Story has been hot over the past week and has raised his batting average from .177 to .247 in just the last eight days while also driving in eight runs during that time. He now has five home runs, five stolen bases, 14 RBIs, and 10 runs scored on the season.

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Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond has been struggling mightily at the plate to start the season but now has three hits in his last seven at-bats to raise his batting average from .151 to .175. While fantasy owners will not rejoice for his .175 average, he is at least showing signs of life at the plate.

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Jake McGee obliterated

Tue, Apr 24th 12:13am EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Jake McGee was destroyed only lasting 1/3 of an inning in a relief appearance Monday night against the Padres. He was slapped around for four earned runs, and one walk in the brief outing.

Fantasy Impact: McGee caught A.J. Ellis looking to start the inning but then gave up a double, a single, a home run, then a walk to end his evening. He was then yanked for Scott Oberg who didn't fare much better but the runs scored were charged to McGee. He'll hope for better results next time he hits the mound.

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Chad Bettis struggles at home

Tue, Apr 24th 12:10am EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Chad Bettis got tagged for four earned runs, five hits, and a home run while walking two and striking out five in his start against San Diego on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Bettis lasted five innings in this one and took a step back after his last three decent starts. He began the game with a strikeout but yielded a double to Will Myers and a single to Eric Hosmer. Myers ended up scoring due to a balk. He then gave up another single and then got jacked by Jose Pirela to put the Rox down 4-0. He settled in after that and no further damage was taken. His record sits at 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through four starts.

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Gerardo Parra has been starting every day for the Rockies, but is hitting a disappointing .217 with just 1 homer. With David Dahl getting the call to the bigs, it may only take four hot days during Parra's suspension to take over his starting job in the outfield.

Fantasy Impact: Parra needs to be owned until he officially loses his job, as it may not happen. Last season he batted .309 with 10 homers in 115 games, so he, of course, has fantasy upside playing in Coors.

Category: Rumors


The Rockies catcher went 0 for 3 in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Cubs. Despite playing in Coors Field this weekend, the light-hitting backstop did not record a single hit.

Fantasy Impact: With all of the catchers coming off the DL, Iannetta should be hitting the waivers in your league sometime soon if he hasn't already. While playing in Coors is attractive, he will never hit enough to warrant owning him in a standard sized league.

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German Marquez gets beat up

Mon, Apr 23rd 11:11am EDT
By Jeremy Farr

German Marquez got thrashed Sunday as the Cubs downed the Rockies 9-7. He surrendered eight hits, six earned runs, one walk, a long ball and managed to fan five through 3 1/3 innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez got beat early and often in this one as Chicago came out firing. He hit Kris Bryant and the offense immediately responded by knocking in three runs on the next four batters. Marquez did manage three Ks in the second inning while yielding a home run, but they cashed in two more runs in the third and that was the end of his day. The loss puts his record to 1-2 and carries a lowly 6.14 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through five starts.

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Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon has been on fire to start the new season. The veteran is showing no signs of age catching up to him as he's posted an OPS of 1.088 with the eight homers, 15 RBIs, 18 runs scored.

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David Dahl was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and is starting in left field and batting sixth Sunday against the Cubs, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. (Source: Jenny Cavnar on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Carlos Gonzalez going on the disabled list the Rockies had an opening in the outfield for Dahl to be called up. Dahl has an opportunity to see some playing time in the short term and is a good pick up in deeper leagues.


Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. (Source: Patrick Saunders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez missed the last two Rockies game with a hamstring pull and the team decided it wasn't getting better and put him on the DL. Gonzalez should not miss much more than the 10 days and fantasy owners should stash him if they can.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Ottavino earns hold

Sun, Apr 22nd 11:44am EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Adam Ottavino came in during the eighth inning in the matchup against the Cubs on Saturday and retired all three batters he faced via ground out.

Fantasy Impact: Ottavino is pitching very well this year and is definitely worth rostering if your league values holds. Even if it doesn't, he's a good guy to have for ratios and a small source of strikeouts when you need them. Surely his 22 Ks, 0.77 ERA, and 0.26 WHIP through 11 2/3 innings will help make that decision easier.

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Tyler Anderson pitched well in his six-inning start Saturday against the Cubs. He scattered six hits, and gave up two earned runs while walking one and striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see the Rox bounce back after the thrashing that was laid on them in the previous game. The only damage Anderson took was in the first when a Willson Contreras ground-rule double brought two across the plate. He limited the Cubs to nothing more for the next five innings. Anderson posts a 1-0 record with a 4.32 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through five starts this season.

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DJ LeMahieu finished 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu is off to a torrid start. He's now batting .299, but what's been most noticeable this season is his increased power. He's tweaked his batted ball profile in the early going, and it's resulted in five homers and seven doubles. He's also scored 14 times while driving in 11 runs on the season.

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Wade Davis turned in a perfect inning of work Saturday to earn his ninth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been as good as hoped in the early going with the nine saves and 10 strikeouts over his first 10 appearances spanning 9 1/3 innings. He's posted sparkling ratios, including a 1.93 ERA and 0.64 WHIP.

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Antonio Senzatela thrashed

Sat, Apr 21st 12:26pm EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Antonio Senzatela was called in for two innings in a non-save situation Friday against the Cubs. He gave up six hits, four earned runs, a walk and managed a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Pretty much all of the Rockies pitching staff were having trouble in this one. The Cubs had their number and three of the four pitchers that appeared gave up a combined 16 runs. Senzatela can't feel too bad for the slapping as it was going on all night. He'll carry a brutal 9.53 ERA and 1.85 WHIP moving forward.

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Bryan Shaw gets obliterated

Sat, Apr 21st 12:09pm EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Bryan Shaw was destroyed by the Cubs Friday night, giving up four hits, five earned runs, a homer, and a walk while striking out one in 2/3 of a inning.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw came in to relieve the struggling Jon Gray and was immediately hit up for a walk, two singles and a double before forcing a ground out, then getting a K. He then allowed a home run and that was the end of his night. His 7.84 ERA and 1.84 WHIP with very limited upside won't do anything to help you in the fantasy realm.

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Jonathan Gray gets hit hard

Sat, Apr 21st 12:00pm EDT
By Jeremy Farr

Jonathan Gray was the starting pitcher in a beatdown by the Chicago Cubs on Friday yielding eight hits, five earned runs, three walks, a homer and a lonely strikeout in his five-inning effort.

Fantasy Impact: It was a night when the Cubs were hitting everything. Gray wasn't the only one to struggle as other members of the pitching staff got lit up as well. He's lost his last three starts and given up at least a home run in all of them. He carries strikeout upside but you should be match up selective while starting him until he starts to find his rhythm. He sits at 1-4 with an ugly 6.75 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.

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Kyle Freeland was knocked around Wednesday against the Pirates to the tune of six hits, five earned runs, two walks and two strike outs in four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland got off to a promising start by fanning two in the first inning on swinging strikeouts and forcing ground-out contact in the next two but started to unravel in the fourth. He was eventually pulled for Scott Oberg in the fifth inning but he didn't fare much better. The loss brings Freeland's record to 0-3 with a 5.85 AVG and 1.55 WHIP.

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Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon has gotten a little more consistent playing time lately but it hasn't translated into results just yet. He's not startable in any fantasy league at this point, but if he works his way into being a regular, he could provide value in deeper leagues.

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