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Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Friday's 10-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He now leads the league in doubles with 17.

Fantasy Impact: Arenado is hitting right in the middle of one of the league's best lineups right now, so he should continue to have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. He is currently slashing .297 / .352 / .583 and should continue to be an elite fantasy contributor.


Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He returned to the 6th spot in the lineup after hitting 2nd on Thursday. This was his fourth consecutive game with a hit.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond is slashing .276 / .301 / .398 through his first 24 games. He had been slumping a bit, but this small hitting streak might be a sign that he is turning this around. He has also started eight games at first base so far, meaning he has eligibility there in most leagues and will gain it soon in others.


Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-4 with a walk, a triple, a home run and three RBIs in Friday's 10-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, falling just a double short of hitting for the cycle.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon has a ridiculous 10 multiple-hit games over what is now a 12 game hitting streak. His 45 RBIs are tops in baseball, and he now has an OPS of over 1.000. He is doing everything at the plate right now and is an early candidate for MVP.


Rockies rookie SP Antonio Senzatela was lights out on Friday night versus the Cardinals, blanking St. Louis over eight innings on just five hits and no walks, striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela is on a roll in his rookie campaign. He improved to 7-1 on Friday and now sports a crisp 3.19 ERA.


David Dahl has resumed taking batting practice this week. He's been sidelined by a rib injury since the spring. (Source: Thomas Harding on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dahl appears to be making progress toward a return, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him sent on a minor league rehab assignment sooner than later. Still, considering the bevy of options the Rockies have on their roster between the OF and 1B (Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, Ian Desmond, Gerardo Parra, Mark Reynolds), the team will likely take it's time with Dahl. He flashed his upside in 2016 and should see a regular role in Colorado's OF in 2018, but his role this season remains too be determined.


Rockies SP Tyler Anderson was very good on Thursday afternoon, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings. Anderson struck out seven but did not factor in the extra-inning loss.

Fantasy Impact: Three of Anderson's last four starts have been good, with his last two excellent starts coming on the road. He's striking out a lot of batters right now, with 32 Ks in his last 24 2/3 innings.


Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in Wednesdays win over the Phillies. He is now slashing .252 / .321 / .387 through 43 games.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez had a really rough start to the season but has been really turning it around recently. Just two weeks ago, he was hitting .188. But after slashing .392/.458/.608 over his last 13 games, his batting average is up to a more respectable .252. He's also 8-for-14 over his last three games, so the window to buy low on Gonzalez is either closing or is already shut.


Gerardo Parra homers in blowout

Wed, May 24th 10:23am EDT
By Roy Widrig

COL

Gerardo Parra was 2-for-4 with a HR, two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Parra is having a decent season, but nothing too special. He might be worthy of a slot in some DFS lineups, as the Rockies offense tends to clobber teams a few times every week.


Jeff Hoffman optioned to Triple-A

Wed, May 24th 10:19am EDT
By Roy Widrig

COL

Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A after his spot start on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman will be back before too long. Tyler Chatwood is struggling and could be moved to the bullpen, and German Marquez is pitching well but has a spotty record at the MLB level.


German Marquez allowed just one run over seven innings on Tuesday in Philadelphia, maintaining 10 baserunners via seven hits and three walks, striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez is battling for that final rotation spot and managing to hold off rookie Jeff Hoaffman, who was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. Over his last three starts spanning 19 innings, Marquez has allowed just two runs. On Tuesday he improved to 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA.


Trevor Story activated from DL

Wed, May 24th 9:04am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

COL

Trevor Story was activated from the disabled list. He's been sidelined by a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact: Story wasn't in the Rockies' lineup on Tuesday, but he should be back as soon as Wednesday. It was a rough start, and owners will hope that it had to do with the shoulder injury. However, Story will need to improve on his ugly strikeout totals if he hopes to improve on his rough .180 batting average.


Jonathan Gray is expected to rejoin the Rockies rotation in three weeks, according to the team. He's been sidelined by a fractured foot since the beginning of the season. (Source: Jim Duquette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would put him back roughly the middle of June. Despite calling Coors Field home, Gray has shown upside that makes him very fantasy relevant. Considering the bevy of injuries to other pitchers, Gray should likely be owned and stashed in most leagues as his return approaches.


Greg Holland allowed one walk and struck out two in one inning in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Reds. The save was Holland's 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holland dropped his ERA on the season to below 1.00 with a svelte 0.96 over 20 appearances and 18 2/3 IP. He's been incredible this season.


Kyle Freeland earns fifth win

Mon, May 22nd 9:19am EDT
By Roy Widrig

COL

Rockies rookie SP Kyle Freeland earned his fifth win of the season on Sunday, missing out on a quality start. Freeland allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks. Freeland struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland limited his walks more than previous starts, but he's still not chalking up enough Ks to balance them out. He's maintained a 3.31 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP, which probably isn't sustainable considering his 4:3 K:BB.


DJ LeMahieu had a big day at the plate on Sunday, collecting four hits, one HR, and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: The former batting champion looks to get on track after a four-hit performance.


Tyler Chatwood was decent on Thursday evening but received zero runs of support in a 2-0 loss to the Twins. Chatwood tossed five innings but allowed five hits and five walks, striking out four and relenting two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Though the run support hurt the most, Chatwood didn't help himself out by allowing five walks. He's walked 27 in 53 innings this season, and it shows in his 5.09 ERA.


Mark Reynolds filled the DH role on Tuesday, with Ian Desmond getting the start at first, and went hitless in four ABs.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Reynolds and Ian Desmond will continue to split time at first base for the time being. Unless Reynolds goes on a major cold streak, his playing time is not in serious jeopardy, and we recommend keeping him in your lineup.


Pat Valaika homers twice in 9-6 win

Mon, May 15th 10:09am EDT
By Roy Widrig

COL

Rockies 3B/SS Pat Valaika hit two two-run HRs on Sunday, driving in four to secure a victory for the Rockies. Valaika was 2-for-4 filling in for the injured Trevor Story.

Fantasy Impact: Valaika likely won't delivery many games, if any more, like Sunday's, but playing at Coors Field, might be a fair injury replacement for Trevor Story while he heals up.


When asked about the return of catcher Tom Murphy, Rockies coach Bud Black told reporters it's "closer than you think." Murphy is working his way back from a wrist injury. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There still wasn't a definitive timeframe released, but this is good news at least. Murphy would become an attractive fantasy option once he returns to health and is activated considering his track record and his hitter-friendly home park.


Rockies RP Adam Ottavino struggled mightily with control on Thursday but managed to allow only one run after allowing three walks, a hit and weak fly ball. The Rockies kept the lead and Ottavino was rewarded with a very shaky hold.

Fantasy Impact: Number Zero has been solid this season despite yesterday's tightrope outing, posting 11 holds and a 2.08 ERA. He's very valuable in holds leagues but not much elsewhere.


In his first game with the Colorado Rockies after being recalled from their Triple-A affiliate, Ryan Hanigan went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Hanigan is a journeyman catcher at this point in his career and is only a stopgap in Colorado as they wait for Tom Murphy and Tony Wolters to get healthy. He has very little fantasy value outside of being an inexpensive roll of the dice in DFS.