Jeff Reed had the best years of his career with the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 25 August 2016 at 1:38 pm

Lefty swinging catcher Jeff Reed had the best years of his career with the Colorado Rockies.  He played in 365 games in his four years with the Rockies and he was 275 of 962 (.286 avg, .829 OPS) with 131 runs scored, 36 homers, 134 RBI and 4 stolen bases.  Reed’s best year for the Rockies came back in 1997.  Reed played in 90 games in 1997 for the Rockies and he was 76 of 256 (.297 avg, .921 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 17 homers, 47 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  Reed is still #32 in games played in Rockies’ history with 365 of them.  He is also #37 in runs scored (131), #35 in hits (275), #35 in doubles (52), tied for #26 in homers (36), #31 in RBI (134) and he is also #22 in walks (132) in Rockies’ history!

The Colorado Rockies release Jason Gurka

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 12:05 pm

The Colorado Rockies have released 28-year old lefty reliever Jason Gurka.  Gurka pitched in 6 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 0-0 with a 9.31 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP.  He also pitched in 18 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rockies this year in which he is 0-1 with 4 saves, a 1.69 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Gurka pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he was 0-0 with a 9.35 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving ahead for the Colorado Rockies.

Charlie Blackmon is having the best year of his career for the Colorado Rockies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 18 August 2016 at 12:03 pm

30-year old lefty swinging CF Charlie Blackmon has stepped up his game in 2016 for the Colorado Rockies.  He has played in 108 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 141 of 438 (.322 avg, .924 OPS) with 84 runs scored, 21 homers, 60 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.  He has already set a new career high in homers (21) and he is working on setting new career highs in both runs scored (93) and RBIs (72)!  Blackmon has been absolutely been killing the ball so far in August.  He has played in 16 games in August for the Rockies so far this month and he is 29 of 70 (.414 avg, 1.374 OPS) with 24 runs scored, an amazing 9 homers, 16 RBIs and 2 stolen bases!  Blackmon has now played in 570 games in his first six years with the Rockies and he is 621 of 2,102 (.295 avg, .804 OPS) with 318 runs scored, 66 homers, 229 RBIs and 99 stolen bases.  Blackmon is already #7 in stolen bases (99) in Rockies’ history!  He is also #17 in games played (570), tied for #11 in batting average (.295), #17 in OBP (.346), #13 in SLG (.459), #13 in OPS (.804), #15 in runs scored (318), #14 in hits (621), #15 in doubles (111), #16 in triples (17), #14 in homers (66), #17 in RBIs (229) and he is #23 in walks (126) in Colorado Rockies’ history!

The Colorado Rockies place Tyler Chatwood on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 8:27 am

The Colorado Rockies have placed 26-year old righty starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day disabled list due to an upper back injury.  Chatwood has pitched in 22 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 10-8 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He has given up 119 hits and 58 walks while whiffing 88 batters in his first 127 1/3 innings so far this year for the R0ckies.  The Rockies have called up 28-year old righty reliever/starter Christian Bergman to replace Chatwood on the active roster.  Bergman has pitched in 9 games (1 start) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-3 with a 5.89 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 49 games (15 starts) in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 7-9 with a 5.35 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Rockies hope that Chatwood only misses a couple of weeks, as he has been their best starting pitcher so far this year.

The Colorado Rockies place Mark Reynolds on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 12 August 2016 at 6:51 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 33-year old righty swinging 1B Mark Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamate bone injury (hand).  Reynolds has played in 106 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 102 of 361 (.283 avg, .800 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 12 homers, 50 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Rockies have called up 28-year old lefty swinging 1B Ben Paulsen to replace Reynolds on the active roster and at first base.  Paulsen played in 29 games earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 17 of 66 (.258 avg, .679 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 10 RBIs.  He has now played in 176 games in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 127 of 454 (.280 avg, .790 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 16 homers, 69 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

UPDATE:  (8/16/2016) – Reynolds will miss the next 4-8 weeks after having surgery on his hand yesterday.  That pretty much ends his season.

The Colorado Rockies call up Matt Carasiti

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 12 August 2016 at 5:46 pm

The Colorado Rockies have called up 25-year old righty reliever Matt Carasiti to replace Gonzalez Germen in the bullpen.  Carasiti pitched in 44 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Rockies so far this year and he was 0-2 with 31 saves, a 1.96 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 48 batters in his first 46 innings in the minors this year.  He has pitched in 173 games (34 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 14-25 with 55 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This is Carasiti’s first shot at pitching in the show.

The Colorado Rockies DFA Gonzalez Germen

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 12 August 2016 at 4:42 pm

The Colorado Rockies have designated 28-year old righty reliever Gonzalez Germen.  Germen pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 2-1 with 1 save, a 5.32 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.  He gave up 41 hits and 25 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his 40 2/3 innings this year for the Rockies.  Germen pitched in 69 games (1 start) in his two years with the Rockies and he was 2-1 with 2 saves, a 4.66 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (8/16/2016) – The Rockies have outrighted Gonzalez Germen to AAA.

Wes Rogers is showing off big time speed in the minors for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 10:19 am

22-year old righty swinging outfielder Wes Rogers came into this season as the Colorado Rockies‘ #27 prospect according to Baseball America.  Rogers has played in 103 games in A-ball so far this year for the Rockies and he is 105 of 399 (.263 avg, .726 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 4 homers, 43 RBIs and 37 stolen bases.  He has now played in 220 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 225 of 819 (.275 avg, .754 OPS) with 138 runs scored, 10 homers, 86 RBIs and 105 stolen bases.  Rogers will add a new speed dimension to the Rockies’ if he makes it to the show some day down the road!

Carlos Estevez loses the closer gig for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 3:23 pm

23-year old righty reliever Carlos Estevez came into this season as the Colorado Rockies‘ #17 prospect according to Baseball America.  He was doing pretty well as the closer for the Rockies until the calendar turned to August.  In his first 3 games (0 starts) in August for the Rockies, Estevez is 0-2 with a 37.80 ERA and a 4.80 WHIP.  He has given up 5 hits, 3 walks and 7 runs (all earned) while whiffing 3 batters in 1 2/3 innings so far this month!  Estevez has pitched in 44 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Rockies and he is 2-7 with 11 saves, a 5.18 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.

Adam Ottavino is going to serve as the Colorado Rockies’ new closer

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 3:19 pm

30-year old righty reliever Adam Ottavino is moving into the closer’s role for the Colorado Rockies.  He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.  Ottavino has given up 8 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 12 batters in his first 11 2/3 innings for the Rockies so far this year.  He has now pitched in 204 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the Rockies and he is 8-8 with 4 saves, a 3.28 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  I think Ottavino will be a solid closer as he does not seem flustered with pitching half of his games at Coors Field.

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