Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

NL West

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday against the Padres. (Source: Patrick Saunders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Looks like a routine day off for Blackmon. Ian Desmond will play CF in his place.

German Marquez matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts on Tuesday against the Tigers. He allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings with just one walk but took a no decision in the Rockies' 7-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez has posted a solid 4.18 ERA despite playing half of his games at Coors Field. His 8.57 K/9 rate and 3.86 road ERA make him worth considering as a streaming option when the Rockies are away from home. He may even be useable in his next start even though it is at home against the weak hitting Giants on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps

Ian Desmond, who was activated from the DL on Monday, went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and a stolen base during the Rockies' 7-3 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond has collected three hits over his first two games since returning from a month-long absence due to a calf injury. The stolen base on Tuesday was his 11th of the season and is a good sign that the calf is fully healed. Desmond will be used at a variety of position over the remainder of the year as he looks to salvage his season for fantasy owners that held onto him.

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Carlos Gonzalez will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers batting sixth and playing RF. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez didn't start on Tuesday with an ankle injury but he came on to pinch-hit and deliver a RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. He will rejoin the starting lineup on Wednesday against Justin Verlander.

Category: Injury Updates

DJ LeMahieu hit a solo homer off Tigers' starter Michael Fulmer in the first inning to get the scoring started in the Rockies' 7-3 victory on Tuesday. LeMahieu finished 1-for-2 adding a pair of walks and three runs scored to his final stat line.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to seven games. He has three homers during the streak which has almost doubled his season total up to seven long balls. LeMahieu and the Rockies will be at home for the next seven games where he has a posted a .325 average this season.

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Nolan Arenado only had one hit on Tuesday but he made it count with a three-run homer to help propel the Rockies to a 7-3 victory over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was Arenado's 30th of the season marking the third straight year with 30-plus homers. However, with just 30 games left this season, Arenado may fall short of the 40-plus home run plateau he has reached in each of the last two seasons. He is still having another stellar fantasy season and will remain a first round pick again next year.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonathan Lucroy had a good day at the dish on Monday. Lucroy batted seventh and went 3-for-4, while going yard in the second inning. He knocked in two RBIs and left one runner on.

Fantasy Impact: Lucroy is having a down year. His average is at .251 with an OPS of .680. He should turn it around. look to pick him up if he's available in your league and you need catcher help.

Category: Game Recaps

Mark Reynolds belts 28th homer

Mon, Aug 28th 2:05pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma


Mark Reynolds went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Rockies beat the Braves 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds has been a major source of power this season for savvy fantasy owners who either drafted him late or picked him up off the waiver wire early in April. The 34-year-old veteran now has 28 homers to go along with 87 RBIs.

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Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with two doubles on Sunday as the Rockies defeated the Braves 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Story has had a frustrating season for fantasy owners. As we approach the end of August he is batting just .227 to go along with a .736 OPS and 18 homers. The power is solid, but Story will have to make more consistent contact if he wants to stick around as the Rockies shortstop of the future.

Category: Game Recaps

Jon Gray improved to 6-3 on Sunday afternoon versus Atlanta, throwing six shutout innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Gray allowed five hits and two walks in the outing, which lowered his season ERA to 4.18. The 25-year-old now has a 2.30 ERA in August to go along with 27 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings pitched.

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Greg Holland was passed over to close out Sunday's game, as Jake McGee collected the save. This was after McGee bailed out Holland on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Holland has struggled mightily after his extremely impressive start to the season. It would appear that the Rockies have moved on to McGee. While Holland shouldn't be dropped just yet, he's losing value fast.

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Jake McGee collected his third save on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McGee appears to now be the team's closer moving forward following Greg Holland's struggles. McGee replaced Holland on Saturday and was used to close out Sunday's win.

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Jeff Hoffman allowed just one run on four hits and one walk over seven strong innings against the Phillies. He struck out eight but did not factor into the decision as the bullpen lost the game.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday was Hoffman's second consecutive quality start and now has 13 strikeouts in his last 13 innings. However, these two starts were against the Mets and Phillies, and his ERA is still north of 5.00, so proceed with caution.

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Gerardo Parra is not a name that comes to mind when you think of the 2017 Rockies offense. With that said, Parra is having a quiet, but very productive year, batting .355, with 50 RBI and a .912 OPS!

Fantasy Impact: If you are in need of an outfielder, Parra is worth adding to your roster as he's available in nearly 50% of ESPN leagues. He'll likely remain a key component of their roster for the remainder of the year, as David Dahl continues to struggle with injuries.

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Antonio Senzatela lasted just four innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. The loss was his fourth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela had a great start to the season and has 10 wins, but he has regressed and could be sent back to the bullpen soon. His ERA is now up to 4.84 and continues to rise, so Senzatela is nothing more than a streaming option in deeper NL-only leagues, and even that may be pushing it until he produces some better results.

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Kyle Freeland tossed a quality start to earn his 10th win Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland had been demoted to the bullpen last week but returned to take Tyler Chatwood's spot on Sunday. He currently has a 3.56 ERA and 1.36 WHIP and is slated to take on the Washington Nationals on the road his next time out. It is probably not wise to rely on Freeland every start regardless of matchup, but he has proven to be a decent streaming option when the matchup is right.

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The Colorado Rockies announced that David Dahl has been activated from the 60-Day disabled list and has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fantasy Impact: Dahl's demotion has more to do with his long layoff than anything else, as the Rockies just want him to get regular playing time in the minors after missing all of the season so far. If he continues to hit in Triple-A, he could be called up sooner rather than later. However, with the Rockies already having a crowded outfield and Mark Reynolds hitting much better than anticipated at first base, there is a chance they may wait until rosters expand in September to call him back up to the big league squad.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Raimel Tapia was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't due to production, as Tapia has hit .314/.369/.480 on the season with two homers and three stolen bases. The Rockies have a ton of OF depth at this point, but Tapia is the first man up if help is needed.

Category: Transactions

Pat Valaika had a big day at the plate on Sunday, collecting two hits, 1 HR and 5 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Pat Valaika has been playing very well recently, but there just isn't a place for him to play full time. Unless there is an injury to Trevor Story, expect Valaika to play sporadically and inconsistently.

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Tyler Chatwood allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The loss was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Chatwood actually tossed a quality start on Thursday, at least by definition, but he did not look sharp while doing it. He allowed 12 baserunners while he struggled through six innings, but he was able to limit the damage to just three runs. The story for Chatwood all season has been how poorly he has pitched at home and how well he has pitched on the road. His home ERA is 6.14 while his road ERA is 3.19. His first start after the All-Star break is currently slated to be on the road against the New York Mets.

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