Colorado Rockies

NL West

Ian Desmond went 1-for-1 with three walks on Thursday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond continues to be an incredible value in all formats and if he's still available in your league, snatch him up immediately.

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DJ LeMahieu adds two runs in win

Fri, Jun 22nd 11:58am EDT
By Cody Wagner

DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with two runs scored on Thursday in a win against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has been great from the leadoff spot as of late. He ranks fourth overall in the last seven days, compiling six runs while batting .344 on 11 hits, with one HR, one SB, and three RBI.

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Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with his third homer in as many days. He also clubbed in five RBI and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: In the last seven days, Arenado has been the best player in fantasy, batting a scorching .414, with four homers, 14 RBI, nine runs, five doubles, and two walks. He remains one of the elite players in fantasy baseball.

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Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with two hits and two runs scored on Thursday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon's two runs moved him into sole possession of second in MLB in runs scored. Blackmon is a five-category stud, so look for his numbers to continue to increase as we approach mid-season.

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Jake McGee was called in to close out the game for the Rockies on Thursday as they took down the Mets 6-4. He allowed two hits, one earned run, no walks and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Wade Davis was used in the previous game so it appears the Rockies didn't want to use him in this situation. It wasn't the best start to the ninth as McGee surrendered a leadoff triple who came home on the next play. He induced a flyout then gave up another extra base hit to make things interesting, but punched out Brandon Nimmo with three straight fastballs to end the game. He likely will not factor into the ninth inning going forward.

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Kyle Freeland was the winning pitcher Thursday afternoon as the Rockies downed the Mets 6-4. He allowed five hits, two earned runs, four walks and four strikeouts through his six inning start.

Fantasy Impact: A nice quality start for Freeland. The walks were a bit high but he was able to manage it and scattered the hits. The win brings his record to 7-6 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 15 starts this year.

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Ryan McMahon hit a pinch-hit three-run home run on Wednesday against the Mets. It was his second home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon has not gotten consistent playing time this year, so it's doubtful many fantasy owners received the benefit of his home run. He would be an intriguing add in deep leagues if he held down an everyday job, but for now, he's best left on the waiver wire.

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Adam Ottavino earned his 16th hold of the season on Wednesday as the Rockies beat the Mets 10-8. He struck out one and allowed one hit through one innings work.

Fantasy Impact: Ottavino was able to induce a fly and pop out to gain two easy outs for the defense. He did surrender a single but that was the extent of the damage as he got the third out by ripping three straight fastballs past Dominic Smith. His superb stat line sits at a 0.83 ERA and 0.64 WHIP with 52 Ks through 32 2/3 innings pitched this year. He's a useful middle reliever in all formats.

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Harrison Musgrave was called in for the sixth inning Wednesday and helped the Rockies defeat the Mets 10-8. He gave up one hit and walked two while striking out none in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Musgrave started off the inning by surrendering a double. He then walked the next two of three batters he saw. Luckily he induced a ground ball which allowed for an easy double play and that was all the Rockies needed from him. Musgrave numbers sit a 4.50 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and 18 Ks through 22 innings this year.

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Bryan Shaw was credited with the win on Wednesday as the Rockies downed the Mets 10-8. He pitched a scoreless 1/3 of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Shaw was called in to replace Chris Rusin with the bases loaded. He was able to induce a groundout to get out of the jam and that was all that was required of him. The win puts his record to 3-5 with an unsightly 7.20 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 34 Ks through 35 innings.

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Chris Rusin was called in to relieve Chad Bettis on Wednesday as the Rockies beat the Mets 10-8. He walked two, gave up one hit and struck out none.

Fantasy Impact: A short night for Rusin as the Rockies used six relievers in this one. He started up with a walk, then gave up a single, only to be followed by another walk and that was the end of his night. Rusin holds an ugly 7.36 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with 27 Ks in 29 1/3 innings pitched this year.

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Wade Davis allowed one hit in an otherwise clean ninth inning to convert his 21st save of the season in Wednesday's 10-8 win over the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Davis had allowed a combined five earned runs over his previous two outings, including a four-run implosion against the Rangers over the weekend, so Wednesday was a needed step in the right direction. His ERA is now at 4.55 on the season but was at 3.29 before his last two appearances, and his 21 saves are tied for the third most in all of baseball.

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Chad Bettis struggles in Coors

Thu, Jun 21st 10:58am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Chad Bettis allowed eight runs on nine hits with five walks and four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Bettis has now allowed five or more earned runs in each of his last five starts. To be fair, four of those games have come at Coors, but he also struggled against the Rangers recently in Texas. He's not fantasy relevant at this point with an ERA and WHIP of 5.23 and 1.38 on the season.

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Gerardo Parra finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored Wednesday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Parra has put together three straight multi-hit games. He has seven hits (three extra-base hits) with seven RBIs and three runs scored over that span. He now has a triple slash of .304/.346/.401 to go with three homers and six stolen bases in 217 at-bats this season.

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German Marquez helped the Rockies down the Mets on Tuesday 10-8. He scattered six hits across six innings while allowing four earned runs, two walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez let the Mets get on the board early with them scoring in the first and second inning but the Rockies offense was able to keep pace in this one providing lots of run support. He caught all of the batters he struck out swinging at his curveball so his stuff was on and missing bats. The win puts his record to 5-7 with a 5.20 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.

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Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez has picked it up a bit of late, and now has six hits over his last four games with five runs scored and three RBI. He's shown himself to be a streaky hitter throughout his career, and he may be showing signs of one of his patented hot streaks. To the extent he's unowned in your league, it may be the right time to pick him up.

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Trevor Story stays hot

Wed, Jun 20th 8:01am EDT
By Dan Harris

Trevor Story went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday night's win over the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Story continued his torrid June, during which he has hit five home runs and tallied 17 RBI. He's now on pace for 36 home runs, 124 RBI, and 20 steals, and remains an elite option at shortstop for as long as he stays in Colorado, at least.

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Brooks Pounders was on the mound Monday to wrap up a 12-2 defeat for the Rockies. He gave up two hits, one earned run, struck out one and walked none through 2/3 of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Pounders was one of two pitchers to take the least damage on a rough night for the Rockies bullpen which is having a tough time keeping runs off the board lately. He isn't a viable fantasy option at this point.

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Jeff Hoffman was nailed for two hits, five earned runs, three walks and no strikeouts on Monday as the Rockies were handed a 12-2 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman could only last 1/3 of a inning in a disastrous outing. He gave up two singles to start off and promptly allowed three free passes after that. He was yanked for Brooks Pounders and the remaining baserunners he left came around to score. The Rockies bullpen has struggled mightily of late and with the exception of Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis should be avoided for fantasy purposes.

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Tyler Anderson was handed the loss on Monday when the Mets defeated the Rockies. His line came in at seven hits, three runs (all earned), two walks and five strikeouts through 5 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson didn't pitch poorly, but got tagged for two home runs. Wins will be tough to come by with the Rockies' offense not producing (or their defense for that matter) making Anderson a low-end streaming option at this point. He gets the Marlins in Florida next.

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