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Kyle Freeland is dealing with a shoulder injury and has not thrown off a mound yet. Freeland is reportedly increasing the intensity of his workouts. (Source: Danielle Allentuck)

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Freeland has yet to make his 2021 debut for the Rockies. However, it's difficult to roster any Rockies starting pitchers even if Freeland put up decent performances in 2020. He's only a streamer in deep leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Rockies reliever Mychal Givens struck out two of the four batters he faced on Wednesday. He also allowed one hit in the process. His outing came in the seventh inning of a one-run game vs. the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Colorado lost, but Givens helped to keep the game under control. He owns a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP while striking out seven batters over five innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Pitching in the eighth inning of a one-run game Wednesday, Rockies reliever Daniel Bard allowed one run on two hits. Colorado trailed by two heading into the ninth inning and was unable to come back.

Fantasy Impact: Bard has allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings this season. He's also talked seven strikeouts and two saves. The 35-year-old is an inspiring comeback tale and ranks 22nd among relievers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Rockies starter Jon Gray fell to 1-1 this season in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. The 29-year-old right-hander now owns a 2.87 ERA through three starts.

Fantasy Impact: Gray has been an intriguing name in trade talks recently, though there's no indication that he'll be moved for at least a few months, if at all. He's notched 15 strikeouts and 1.15 WHIP over 15.2 innings this season.

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Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard went 0-for-4 on Wednesday, striking out twice and stranding three runners on the bases. His batting average fell to .120 in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Hilliard has just three hits (including two homers) through 25 at-bats this season. Between a lack of playing time and minimal production, the 27-year-old has no fantasy relevance.

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Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia finished 2-for-4 with a pair of singles on Wednesday. Colorado lost to the Dodgers, 4-2, but Tapia brought his batting average up to .286.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia continues to provide plenty of intrigue from a fantasy perspective. He hit .321 with a .369 OBP last year and is off to a similar start this year, slashing .286/.333/.357. The woes of Colorado have forced Tapia to fly under the radar, but he continues to be a solid weapon with decent speed. He's worth a flier at his No. 65 rank among outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went just 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. His batting average dropped to .265 in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Story is one of the league's best shortstops but has been off to a relatively slow start offensively. There's no reason to believe that his struggles are here to stay, though. He ranks second among players at his position in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Jhoulys Chacin entered Tuesday's game vs. the Dodgers in relief, allowing one run on four hits and two walks. He also struck out two batters. Chacin entered in the third inning and tossed 2.1 frames, finishing the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: He now has a 3.60 ERA over five innings. The right-hander was signed to a deal on Opening Day after failing to make the Yankees' roster. The 33-year-old has 13 years of MLB experience, including 10 as a starter. He's not fantasy relevant at this point in his career.

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Nothing seemed to go right for Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela on Tuesday. He allowed five runs on five hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out just two batters in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela is now 1-2 with a 7.07 ERA over 14 innings this season. He'll return to the mound next Sunday against the Mets. The 26-year-old had quite the shaky start and cannot be trusted from a fantasy perspective.

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Batting seventh and playing third base, Josh Fuentes went 0-for-3 with one strikeout on Tuesday. The Rockies ultimately lost to the Dodgers, 7-0, so Fuentes wasn't alone in his struggles at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Fuentes officially dropped below the Mendoza line as his slash fell to .189/.189/.297. He has struck out 11 times while failing to draw a walk. It's a significant step back from his .306 average in 2020.

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Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went hitless on Tuesday but did reach base via a base on balls. He's now slashing a miserable .138/.286/.207, notching just four hits while striking out 11 times.

Fantasy Impact: There is nothing impressive about Cron's start to the season. He hit 55 homers from 2018-19 yet has failed to hit one blast over nine games this season, including six at the hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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Rockies outfielder Garrett Hampson went 2-for-4 on Tuesday with a pair of singles. These two base knocks represented the only hits recorded by Colorado on Tuesday. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Hampson is 9-for-38 with eight runs, six RBI, six walks, eight strikeouts, and four solid bases. Outside of the suboptimal batting average, Hampson has looked good this season and has performed nicely out of the leadoff spot. Still, he ranks 73rd among outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings and is not fantasy relevant.

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Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon did go 1-for-4 on Sunday, but he failed to come through when it mattered most. The veteran stranded a team-high six runners in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Colorado was shut out by the Giants and Blackmon's inability to advance the runners was a main reason why. He's now slashing a measly .182/.270/.364 through 32 at-bats.

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Dom Nunez couldn't get things going at the plate on Sunday as he struck out three times over as many at-bats. His batting average dropped to .200 following the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez is in a platoon situation with fellow catcher Elias Diaz. The former got the start on Sunday, though the latter came off the bench in the ninth inning to hit in the pitcher's slot and ultimately struck out, too. The Colorado backstop position remains quite vulnerable.

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Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon has had a hot start this season. He added another hit on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a single and stolen base. He's now batting .324 with five home runs and nine RBI over 37 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon has been on a tear so far, and he now has a stolen base to add to his stat sheet. The 26-year-old figures to be a key part of the Rockies' lineup this season. He checks in at No. 32 in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez continued to struggle on Sunday against the Giants as he allowed one run on two hits and one walk. It's worth noting that his performance had no impact on the outcome of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Estevez has been very shaky this season, allowing four runs on six hits through just 4.1 innings of work out of the bullpen. He's also walked four and struck out four. The 28-year-old finished with an ERA above 5.23 in three of his four big-league seasons, so there is little reason to believe that his struggles so far are a fluke.

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Sunday was a bittersweet day for Rockies starter German Marquez, who notched a season-high seven strikeouts but also surrendered three runs. In addition to the scoring, Marquez allowed six hits and three walks. He was pulled from the game after 5.2 innings and was hit with the loss.

Fantasy Impact: The right-hander owns a 4.02 ERA over 15.2 innings this year, striking out 14 and walking 11. Interestingly, he has yet to record a win or loss this season, instead notching a trio of no-decisions. The 26-year-old right-hander still has plenty of upside for the rest of the season as he ranks 51st among pitchers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Rockies catcher Elias Diaz finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Sunday. He also left two runners stranded. Batting eight and playing catcher, the 30-year-old has struggled to get things going.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is hitting just .111 through 18 at-bats. He's had a very poor start to the year and has absolutely no fantasy relevance. It wouldn't be surprising to see him lose a serious workload to Dom Nunez, who has been showing off his power lately.

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It's been a very poor start to the year for Rockies reliever Ben Bowden, who surrendered three runs on one hit and two walks over just 0.1 innings on Saturday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Bowden struggled yet again out of the bullpen, falling to 0-2 through four games. He owns a horrendous 21.00 ERA after allowing eight runs through three innings. The 26-year-old rookie could be on a short leash if he continues to cost Colorado games.

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Saturday was an okay day for Chi Chi Gonzalez, but the Rockies' loss squashed all positivity. Nevertheless, Gonzalez made his second start of the year and allowed just one run on four hits over five innings. He walked three batters and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez now owns a 3.60 ERA through 10 innings this year. This was just his first start, though, after he made two longer (two- and three-inning) outings earlier this month.

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