D.J. LaMahieu of the Colorado Rockies finished #15 in the voting for the 2016 N.L. MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 25 November 2016 at 8:05 am

28-year old righty swinging 2B D.J. LaMahieu of the Colorado Rockies finished #15 in the voting for the 2016 National League MVP Award.  LaMahieu played in 146 games for the Rockies last year and he was 192 of 552 (.348 avg, .911 OPS) with 104 runs scored, 11 homers, 66 RBI  and 11 stolen bases.  LaMahieu won the batting title in 2016 with his .348 average!  LaMahieu has now played in 635 games in his first five years with the Rockies and he is 675 of 2,243 (.301 avg, .756 OPS) with 313 runs scored, 26 homers, 219 RBI and 63 stolen bases.  LaMahieu keeps getting better for the Rockies, so they have to be really excited about his future.

Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies finishes tied for #6 in the voting for the N.L. Rookie of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 10:41 pm

25-year old righty starting pitcher Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies finished tied for #6 (with Steven Matz of the Mets and Seung-hwan Oh of the Cardinals) for the 2016 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award.  Gray pitched in 29 games (all starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 10-10 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  He gave up 153 hits and 59 walks while whiffing 185 batters in his 168 innings with the Rockies last year.  Gray has now pitched in 38 games (all starts) for the Rockies in his first two years with the team and he is 10-12 with a 4.79 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Gray has great stuff, but he must master pitching at Coors Field, a task that is far from easy to do!

Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies finishes #4 in the voting for the 2016 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 10:36 pm

23-year old righty swinging SS Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies finished #4 in the voting for the 2016 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award.  Story played in 97 games in 2016 for the Rockies and he was 101 of 372 (.272 avg, .909 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 27 homers, 72 RBI and 8 stolen bases.  Story also whiffed 130 times while only walking 35 times in his first taste of the show in 2016!  If Story didn’t get hurt, he could have won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2016!  He has huge power!

Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies wins a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove Award in 2016!

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 12:49 pm

25-year old righty swinging 3B Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies won his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award and his fourth consecutive Gold Glove Award in 2016!  Arenado played in 160 games for the Rockies last year and he was 182 of 618 (.294 avg, .932 OPS) with 116 runs scored, a N.L. leading 41 homers, a Major League leading 133 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  Arenado has now played in 561 games in his first four years with the Rockies and he is 613 of 2,152 (.285 avg, .851 OPS) with 320 runs scored, 111 homers, 376 RBI and 8 stolen bases.  Arenado played in 160 games at 3B for the Rockies last year and he made 13 errors, was a part of 39 double plays and he had a .973 fielding percentage last year.  Arenado has now played in 558 games at 3B in his first four years for the Rockies and he has 56 errors, 139 double plays and a .968 fielding percentage.  Arenado has a great arm and outstanding range, as he gets to a lot of balls that would wind up in left field against most 3B in baseball!  He is the true all-around player, as he is an asset with either a bat in his hands or a glove on his left one!

UPDATE:  (11/25/2016) – Nolan Arenado finished #5 in the voting for the 2016 National League MVP Award.

Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies wins a Silver Slugger Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 12:42 pm

30-year old lefty swinging outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has won his first Silver Slugger Award in 2016!  He played in 143 games for the Rockies last year and he was 187 of 578 (.324 avg, .933 OPS) with 111 runs scored, 29 homers, 82 RBI and 17 stolen bases.  Blackmon has now played in 605 games in his first six years in the show (all with the Rockies) and he is 667 of 2,242 (.298 avg, .814 OPS) with 345 runs scored, 74 homers, 251 RBI and 101 stolen bases.  Blackmon just keeps getting better every year and that is a good thing for the Rockies!

UPDATE:  (11/25/2016) - Charlie Blackmon tied for #26 in the voting for the 2016 National League MVP Award.

Jordan Pacheco of the Colorado Rockies tied for 6th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 5:15 pm

26-year old righty swinging 3B Jordan Pacheco tied for 6th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting with Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals and Yonder Alonso of the Padres. Pacheco played in 132 games for the Rockies last year and he was 147 of 475 (.309 avg, .762 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 5 homers, 54 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He has now played in 153 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 171 of 559 (.306 avg, .751 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 7 homers, 68 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Pacheco has a bright future with the Rockies.

Wilin Rosario of the Colorado Rockies finished in 4th place in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 5:12 pm

23-year old righty swinging catcher Wilin Rosario finished 4th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting in 2012. Rosario played in 117 games for the Rockies last year and he was 107 of 396 (.270 avg, .843 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 28 homers, 71 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He has now played in 133 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 118 of 450 (.262 avg, .824 OPS) with 73 runs scored, 31 homers, 79 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Rosario will be the starting catcher for the Rockies moving forward and he has a huge upside due to his power stroke.

Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies finished 8th place in the 2011 N.L. MVP Voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 23 November 2011 at 9:19 am

27-year old righty swinging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki finished in 8th place in the MVP Voting in 2011. He played in 143 games last year for the Rockies and he was 162 of 537 (.302 avg, .916 OPS) with 81 runs scored, 30 homers, 105 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. Tulowitzki has now played in 697 games in his first six years with the Rockies and he is 770 of 2,632 (.293 avg, .869 OPS) with 438 runs scored, 122 homers, 443 RBIs and 51 stolen bases.

Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies finishes 5th in the N.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 2 December 2010 at 12:47 am

26-year old righty swinging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki finished 5th in the voting for the N.L. MVP Award. Tulowitzki played in only 122 games for the Rockies last season but he was 148 of 470 (.315 avg, .949 OPS) with 89 runs scored, 27 homers, 95 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He has now played in 554 games in his first five years with the Rockies and he is 608 of 2,095 (.290 avg, .857 OPS) with 357 runs scored, 92 homers, 338 RBIs and 42 stolen bases. The Rockies have been so impressed by Tulowitzki that they have signed him through the 2020 season and they will pay him $157.75 million bucks over the decade.

Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies finishes 3rd in the N.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 2 December 2010 at 12:43 am

25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a breakout season for the Rockies in 2010 earning him third place in the voting for the N.L. MVP Award. Gonzalez played in 145 games for the Rockies last season and he was 197 of 587 (.336 avg, .974 OPS) with 111 runs scored, 34 homers, 117 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. Gonzalez has now played in 319 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 349 of 1,167 (.299 avg, .864 OPS) with 195 runs scored, 51 homers, 172 RBIs and 46 stolen bases. The sky is the limit for Gonzalez as he was awesome for the Rockies in 2010.

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