Matt Belisle has been outstanding this year for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 12 August 2010 at 6:48 pm

30-year old righty reliever Matt Belisle is having a career year for the Rockies. He has pitched in 53 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 5-4 with 1 save, a 2.34 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Belisle has whiffed 73 batters while giving up only 60 hits and walking 13 batters in 69 1/3 innings pitched. Belisle’s pitching has to be a huge surprise to the Rockies’ front office. In his previous six years in the majors, Belisle pitched in 156 games (43 starts) in which he was 19-23 with 1 save, a 5.10 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. The Rockies hope Belisle finishes this season strongly because they need all hands on the deck if they are going to make it back to the playoffs in 2010.

Seth Smith of the Colorado Rockies is one of the most underrated players in the league

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Friday 6 August 2010 at 6:03 pm

The Rockies are so deep in the outfield that they can’t find full time ABs for 27-year old lefty swinging Seth Smith. Smith has played in 91 games for the Rockies this year and he is 71 of 256 (.277 avg, .861 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 14 homers and 45 RBIs. He would start on most teams in the N.L. but not the Rockies. He is also very clutch as he always seems to get the big hit when it really counts especially whenever the Rockies are in the playoffs. I would call Smith one of the Rockies’ secret weapons but a lot of teams know about him.

The Colorado Rockies place Aaron Cook on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 5 August 2010 at 9:23 pm

The Rockies have placed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Cook on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe. Cook has started 21 games for the Rockies this season and he is 4-8 with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. Cook has not pitched well at all this season for the Rockies as he has given up 137 hits and walked 47 batters in 116 1/3 innings this year. 22-year old righty Jhoulys Chacin has been recalled to replace Cook in the rotation. Chacin has pitched in 19 games (12 starts) for the Rockies earlier this year and he is 5-8 with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. This is a case where a injury will actually help the Rockies down the stretch as Chacin should easily outpitch Cook.

Omar Quintanilla will miss some time for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 4 August 2010 at 3:26 pm

29-year old lefty swinging 2B/SS Omar Quintanilla will miss the next 4-6 weeks due to arthroscopic surgery to his right elbow. Quintanilla has played in 34 games in AAA-ball this season for the Rockies and he was 30 of 119 (.252 avg, .669 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 15 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He was likely going to get called up when rosters expand on September 1st so this injury really hurts him.

UPDATE: (8/11/2010) – Quintanilla has been suspended for 50 games due to a failed PED test.

The Colorado Rockies claim 1B/3B Wes Hodges off waivers from the Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 3 August 2010 at 3:41 pm

The Rockies have claimed 25-year old righty swinging 1B/3B Wes Hodges off waivers from the Indians. Hodges came into this season as the Tribe’s #27 rated prospect according to Baseball America. Hodges played in 94 games in AAA-ball this season and he is 99 of 366 (.270 avg, .739 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 9 homers and 47 RBIs. He has now played in 422 games in his four years in the minors and he is 450 of 1,605 (.280 avg, .783 OPS) with 215 runs scored, 47 homers, 255 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. This was a good move for the Rockies as Hodges has a nice upside and they can cut him if they don’t like what they see.

UPDATE: (8/5/2010) – The Rockies tried to pass Hodges through waivers so they could send him to AAA but the Indians re-claimed him.

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