Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

NL West

Jeff Hoffman gave up six earned runs on seven hits and three walks and lasted just four innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He took his third loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman has now given up 17 runs in his last 13 innings and has seen his ERA balloon from 4.01 to 5.58 in July. He should not be started in any fantasy format until he proves he can turn things around.

Category: Game Recaps


To say that Nolan Arenado has been hot as of recent, would be an understatement. On Wednesday, he collected two more hits, one HR and three RBI. Arenado has hit a total of 8 HR and 28 RBI in July to go along with a sizzling .392 average.

Fantasy Impact: The 2017 MVP Candidate continues to add to his impressive stat sheet, but will have a day off on Thursday as the Rockies head to Washington for a 3 game set vs the Nationals.

Category: Game Recaps


Ian Desmond re-injures calf

Wed, Jul 26th 10:14am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

COL

Ian Desmond was removed from Tuesday's game after re-injuring his calf.

Fantasy Impact: A similar injury required a trip to the disabled list, so the same could be in store for Desmond. It's been a rough first season in Colorado for the veteran. When healthy he's been a productive fantasy player with a .285 average, five homers, and 10 stolen bases.

Category: Injury Updates


Gerardo Parra went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Parra had missed a couple games with a calf injury but returned as hot as he had left on Monday and Tuesday, recording hits in both contests. He is not hitting an incredible .361 on the season and looks to have earned himself regular playing time for the foreseeable future.

Category: Game Recaps


Jake McGee was tagged with the loss on Tuesday against the Cardinals, tossing 1 2/3 innings and giving up a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning. The loss was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McGee has been reliable in a setup role for the Rockies this season, but his value is limited to formats that reward holds due to the stellar performance of Colorado closer Greg Holland. McGee has struck out 47 batters in 41 1/3 innings with a 3.27 ERA that is slightly inflated due to giving up runs in two of his last four appearances.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Gray allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out six batters over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The only knocks on Gray Tuesday were that he allowed too many hits and threw too many pitches in just five innings. Other than that, he pitched well while striking out six batters and walking none. He has bounced back well after a disastrous outing against the Mets two starts ago and has shown flashes of his old self. His next start happens to come against those Mets in Colorado.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevor Story joined in the fun for the Rockies on Sunday hitting a home run off Pirates starter Ivan Nova in the sixth inning for his 13th long ball of the season. He finished the game 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs during the Rockies 13-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: Story hit two home runs during the Rockies six-game homestand against Pirates and Padres. However, Story has also hit six of his 13 home runs this season on the road, which is where the Rockies will be this week starting with a three-game series in St. Louis on Monday night.

Category: Game Recaps


DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with single and walk while scoring a pair of runs during the Rockies 13-3 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has a .364 batting average so far in July to raise his season average up to .311. He continues to provide fantasy owners with a strong batting average to go along with runs but has limited upside due to his lack of power and speed. The Rockies will be on the road for six games during the upcoming week. LeMahieu has a .305 batting average on the road this season.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Pirates. The home run was his 24th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon now has an incredible five multiple-hit performances in his last seven games and is slashing .328 / .382 / .620 with 24 home runs, 87 runs scored, 69 RBIs, and eight stolen bases, making him one of the most valuable fantasy contributors in all of baseball.

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Mark Reynolds hit a pair of homers in Sunday's blowout win over the Pirates. Reynolds went 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds is now up to 22 homers on the season, and he raised his OPS to .900 with the big afternoon. He's homered three times in his last four games, and he now has 70 RBIs and 60 runs scored on the season.

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German Marquez struck out nine batters while allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks over seven innings to earn the win over the Pirates on Saturday. The win was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Saturday was Marquez's second straight start in which he struck out nine batters and his third straight quality start. He now has a 4.20 ERA and 1.36 WHIP and will take on the Nationals in Washington his next time out.

Category: Game Recaps


Greg Holland allowed one run over 1 1/3 innings on Saturday night against the Pirates. He allowed two hits and two walks and threw 34 pitches. Holland earned his 31st save in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Holland came on in the eighth inning but ran into tons of trouble in the ninth, ultimately stranding the bases loaded. Although he'll likely need a day or two off with the long outing, Holland should remain one of the top closers in the game going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Carlos Gonzalez had two hits on Saturday night, his second multi-hit game in three games.

Fantasy Impact: He's had a very disappointing season thus far, but this could be a sign that he's turning things around. With rumors going around that David Dahl won't return to the big leagues this year, the Rockies may stick with Cargo the entire year.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Anderson will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to scope his knee. He's expected to miss at least four weeks following the procedure. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson continued to have issues with the knee upon his return from the DL, and he was quickly returned to the shelf. Hopefully the procedure will resolve his issues and allow him to return to the form that he flashed in 2016. For now, he's at least a month away from helping fantasy rotations.

Category: Injury Updates