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Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon exercised his $21 million player option for the 2022 season. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another option worth $10 million awaits Blackmon next winter. The 35-year-old has been a Rockie ever since Colorado drafted him in 2008. This past season, he slashed .270/.351/.411 with 13 homers, 78 RBI, 1.5 fWAR, a 9.3 percent walk rate, and a 15.6 percent strikeout rate.

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ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the Rockies have reached a five-year, $50.5 million contract extension with RHP Antonio Senzatela. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes a $14 million club option for 2027. Senzatela registered a 4.42 ERA in 28 starts this season, relying on grounders and limiting walks. He doesn't strike out many batters, which limits his fantasy appeal, but he's serviceable for Colorado.

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Rockies first baseman Colton Welker went 1-for-4 with a single against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He scored and struck out in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Welker finished 2021 with a 7-for-37 line. He added two RBI, three walks, and 11 strikeouts along the way. The 23-year-old could compete for the starting job at first base next season assuming C.J. Cron walks in free agency.

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Rockies shortstop Brendan Rodgers went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He also plated a run and struck out twice along the way. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers' 2021 season featured a .284/.328/.470 slash line with 15 homers, 51 RBI, 19 walks, and 84 strikeouts. He's looking at an everyday shortstop role next year assuming Trevor Story departs in free agency.

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Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson finished 0-for-5 while stranding five runners on base during Sunday's season finale against the Diamondbacks. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Hampson finishes his season slashing .234/.289/.380 with 11 homers, 33 RBI, 33 walks, and 118 strikeouts. He also stole 17 bases on 24 attempts.

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Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard went 1-for-3 with a single against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He also walked once, stole second base, and struck out twice. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Hilliard finishes his 2021 campaign with a .215/.294/.463 slash line in addition to 14 homers, 34 RBI, 23 walks, 87 strikeouts, and five stolen bases.

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Rockies closer Carlos Estevez retired two batters before allowing a walk-off homer in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Estevez finishes the season with a 3-5 record, 4.38 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and .293 OBA through 61.2 innings. He amassed 11 saves through 17 opportunities and went 9-for-12 during such instances after taking over the closer role from Daniel Bard in August.

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Rockies reliever Ashton Goudeau allowed one hit over three scoreless innings of work during his start against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. His final line included two walks and the no-decision. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Goudeau finishes 2021 with a 2-1 record, 4.19 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and .202 OBA through 16 games (one start). He did not allow a run over his final 5.2 innings of work.

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Rockies catcher Dom Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Rockies on Saturday. He also struck out twice in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 11-2.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez is now slashing .187/.290/.396 with 10 homers, 31 RBI, 33 walks, and 89 strikeouts this season. He has gone yard in back-to-back contests.

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Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Diamondbacks on Friday evening. He also plated two runs, scored once, and struck out. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.

Fantasy Impact: Cron owns a .278/.371/.527 slash line with 28 homers, 92 RBI, 58 walks, and 117 strikeouts this season. He's hitting a solid 8-for-21 over the course of his last five games. The 31-year-old has been a key presence in Colorado's lineup this season.

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a single and walk against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He also logged an RBI and stolen base in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.

Fantasy Impact: Story has put together a .253/.332/.475 slash line with 24 homers, 75 RBI, 53 walks, and 139 strikeouts this season. He has also swiped 20 bags. The impending free agent has hit the ball well as of late, going 8-for-15 over the course of his last four games.

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Rockies reliever Lucas Gilbreath allowed one hit while pitching a scoreless eighth inning against the Diamondbacks on Friday. He struck out three batters along the way and earned the victory. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.

Fantasy Impact: Gilbreath is now 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and .201 OBA through 46 games (41.2 innings) this season. The southpaw owns a phenomenal 0.66 ERA over the course of his last 15 outings.

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Rockies starter Jon Gray allowed seven runs over four innings of work against the Diamondbacks on Friday evening. His final line included seven hits, three homers, zero walks, seven strikeouts, and the no-decision. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.

Fantasy Impact: Gray finishes his 2021 season with an 8-12 record, 4.59 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and .245 OBA. The impending free agent had a shaky second half of his season, going 1-6 with 34 earned runs over the course of 10 games since the start of August.

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Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 2-for-5 with a single, double, and RBI against the Nationals on Wednesday evening. He also stranded five runners on base in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 10-5.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia is now slashing .275/.330/.376 with 50 RBI, 40 walks, 69 strikeouts, and 20 stolen bases this season. He owns a solid 8-for-26 (.308) line over the course of his last seven contests.

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Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Nationals on Wednesday. His final line included two runs, four RBI, one walk, and one strikeout. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 10-5.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon is now slashing .254/.333/.452 with 23 homers, 85 RBI, 59 walks, and 145 strikeouts this season. He now owns a five-game hitting streak. Wednesday's blast was his first since Sept. 9.

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Rockies starter Peter Lambert allowed five runs over two innings of work against the Nationals on Wednesday. His final line included eight hits, one walk, one strikeout, and the no-decision. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 10-5.

Fantasy Impact: This was Lambert's second outing since 2019. Through two games (5.2 innings) this season, he has allowed seven runs on 12 hits while walking two batters and striking out three.

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Rockies outfielder Yonathan Daza went 1-for-3 with a single against the Nationals on Tuesday evening. He also walked and struck out once apiece. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Daza has put together a .283/.331/.357 slash line with 30 RBI, 20 walks, and 59 strikeouts this season. He lacks power (two homers through 104 games) but has still produced a steady output of hits.

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Rockies starter Kyle Freeland allowed one run over 6.2 innings of work against the Nationals on Tuesday evening. His final line included six hits, four walks, and three strikeouts. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland is now 7-8 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and .284 OBA. He has 38 walks and 105 strikeouts to his name thus far. The southpaw has been responsible for just four earned runs over his last 18.2 innings of work.

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Rockies reliever Daniel Bard allowed three runs during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Giants. He retired just two batters in the effort. His final line included one hit, two walks, two strikeouts, and the loss. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Bard is now 7-8 with a 5.40 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and .278 OBA through 61.2 innings of work out of the bullpen this season. He owns a horrendous 8.49 ERA over the course of his last 15 outings.

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Rockies catcher Elias Diaz went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Giants on Friday evening. He also plated one run in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is now slashing .236/.304/.463 with 18 homers, 42 RBI, 30 walks, and 57 strikeouts this season. He's hitting a solid .277 with three homers and eight RBI over the course of his last 15 contests.

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