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David Dahl underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday. (Source: Thomas Harding on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The surgery went well by all reports. This was a cleanup procedure and the 26-year-old is expected to be ready for spring training. He can begin his rehab on Wednesday. Dahl was a fantasy bust in 2020, hitting .183 with a .469 OPS.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Freeland fell to 2-3 on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, giving up six runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland struck out two and walked two as the Rockies lost 11-3. It's a disappointing performance for anyone who streamed him on the season's final day. Overall, Freeland bounced back from a disastrous 2019 campaign in which he was optioned to the minors. Still, it's not as if he can be counted on as a reliable fantasy starter heading into 2021.

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Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: That gives Blackmon 42 RBI for the year. He was flirting with a .400 average a few weeks into the season but that figure now sits at .307 with just one game remaining. Blackmon obviously cooled down after that torrid start, but he has still been a major fantasy asset for anyone who drafted him.

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German Marquez improved to 4-6 on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing three unearned runs on five hits over seven innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez struck out seven in the outing, which lowered his ERA to 3.75 ERA for the season. The 25-year-old finished the season on a roll, allowing three runs or less in each of his final five starts. Marquez will once again be a polarizing player to analyze this offseason. It's always tough rostering a Rockies starter in fantasy.

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Ryan McMahon 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the second game of the Rockies' doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon is hitting just .220 with a .718 OPS in 50 games this year. Even with the benefit of playing half his games in Coors Field, McMahon just hasn't been fantasy relevant in 2020.

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Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI, and a run scored in the second game of the Rockies' doubleheader against the D'Backs on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Pilliar is hitting .322/.359/.471 since being acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline. It hasn't been enough to keep the Rockies in playoff contention, but perhaps they'll look to resign him as a free agent this winter.

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Raimel Tapia went a combined 4-for-6 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia is 9-for-20 over his past five games. The 26-year-old is finishing the season on a high note and has established himself as Colorado's leadoff hitter. He could be an interesting late-round pick next year if we know that he's going to bat first again.

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Antonio Senzatela fell to 5-3 on Friday against the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela walked four and struck out two as the Rockies lost 4-0. It's a disappointing final start to the year as Senzatela had given up just two runs over his lat 15 1/3 innings (two starts). The 25-year-old finishes with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in 73 1/3 innings. He averaged well under a strikeout per inning this season, which keeps him off the fantasy radar.

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Garrett Hampson went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two steals in the Rockies' extra-innings victory over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: The two steals give Hampson six for the season. The speedster caught fire for a while back in August but he eventually cooled down. A perennial offseason breakout candidate, Hampson is batting just .245 with an OPS under .700 this season.

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Daniel Bard made a long relief appearance on Thursday against the Giants, tossing 2 2/3 innings to earn the win as the Rockies won in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Bard has been one of the best stories in baseball this year, posting a 3.65 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched. The 35-year-old once seemed like a lost cause as he struggled mightily with control and was close to being out of baseball altogether. The perseverance he showed to get back to the big leagues can't be overstated. Bard has even operated as the Rockies' closer at times this season, saving six games so far.

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Chi Chi Gonzalez received a no-decision on Thursday against the Giants, allowing three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old struck out four and walked two in the outing, giving him a 6.86 ERA for the year. There isn't any fantasy appeal to his pitching profile entering the offseason.

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Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Story is hitting .294 with 11 homers, 14 steals, and an .899 OPS with just a few games left in the season. He has been well worth his first-round ADP in roto leagues and will be a top-15 fantasy asset once again in 2021.

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Ryan Castellani gave up four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings as the Rockies fell to the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Castellani likely finishes the 2020 campaign with a 5.82 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts). He's well off the fantasy radar heading into next year.

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Rockies RHP Scott Oberg underwent thoracic outlet surgery on Tuesday. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a tough situation for a pitcher who entered the season with a chance to seize a closing job. The track record of returning from thoracic outlet isn't great. It's the same surgery that ultimately derailed Matt Harvey's career.

Category: Injury Updates


Matt Kemp went 2-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in the Rockies' 5-2 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It's a nice game for Kemp, who stole his first base of the year in the defeat. He's now hitting .241/.318/.422 with just a handful of games left in the regular season. He isn't a recommended fantasy option as the Rockies don't have any home games remaining.

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The Rockies recalled OF Sam Hilliard from their alternate training site. (Source: Rockies Club Info on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hilliard has hit .238/.304/.488 in 29 games at the big league level this season. He had been optioned due to a crowded crew of Colorado position players, but he's back up for the final week of the season. Nolan Arenado (shoulder) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

Category: Transactions


Wade Davis released by Rockies

Mon, Sep 21st 6:36pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

The Rockies released RHP Wade Davis. (Source: Rockies Club Info on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. It's the end of a disastrous tenure with the Rockies. Davis signed a three-year, $52 million contract prior to the 2018 season only to post a 6.49 ERA during his time in Colorado.

Category: Transactions


The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise. (Source: Rockies Club Info on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Basically, Arenado is done for the season with a week remaining. He's been battling the shoulder issue for a while now and there's no need to push it with the Rockies out of contention. He never got fully right this summer, batting .253/.303/.434 with eight homers in 48 games. There is a real chance he has played his last game with the Rockies, which would of course be a hit to his fantasy value next year. Expect to hear his name in trade rumors this offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


AJ Ramos was promoted to the Rockies roster on Saturday. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ramos will make his first major league appearance since May of 2018. The former All-Star underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Ramos will pitch out of the Rockies bullpen over the final few games of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Fuentes popped his second homer of the season in the Rockies' blowout loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Fuentes finished the game by going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. He's now hitting an impressive .339 in 20 games this year. The only downside is the Rockies are on the road during championship matchups next week.

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