Antonio Senzatela is a prospect on the rise for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 1 April 2016 at 6:39 pm

21-year old righty starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela was sharp this spring for the Colorado Rockies.  He pitched in 3 games (1 start) for the Rockies in spring training and he was 0-0 with 1 save, a 1.80 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Senzatela came into this season as the Rockies’ #9 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 26 games (all starts) in A-ball last year and he was 9-9 with a 2.51 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 81 games (80 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 37-18 with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.

The Colorado Rockies sign Jeff Bianchi

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 1 April 2016 at 11:41 am

The Colorado Rockies have signed 29-year old righty swinging infielder Jeff Bianchi to a minor league deal.  Bianchi played in 3 games for the Red Sox last year and he was 0 for 2 (.000 avg, .000 OPS).  He also played in 43 games in AAA-ball last year in which he was 34 of 130 (.262 avg, .644 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 0 homers, 8 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Bianchi has now played in 165 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 81 of 377 (.215 avg, .531 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 4 homers, 40 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.

Miguel Castro has been the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 31 March 2016 at 2:25 pm

21-year old righty reliever Miguel Castro has made the Colorado Rockies‘ Opening Day bullpen.  Castro came into this season as the Rockies’ #12 prospect according to Baseball America.  He was a key part of the return the Rockies got in the Troy Tulowitzki deal last year.  Castro has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) so far in spring training and he is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.  Castro pitched in 18 games (0 starts) for the Jays and Rockies last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-3 with 4 saves, a 6.11 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP.  Castro also pitched in 27 games (5 starts) in A+AAA-ball last year in which he was 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  The Rockies will never say this, but their is a lot of pressure on Castro to succeed with them because of who they gave up to get him.

Hawaii has dropped charges against Jose Reyes of the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at 5:53 pm

The state of Hawaii has dropped charges of domestic violence against shortstop Jose Reyes, because his wife refused to testify against him.  But, Reyes is not out of the woods yet, as the Commissioner of Baseball will likely levy him with a hefty suspension in the near future.  Reyes played in 47 games for the Rockies last year and he was 50 of 193 (.259 avg, .659 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 3 homers, 19 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  He played in 116 games overall last year for the Jays and Rockies in which he was 132 of 481 (.274 avg, .688 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 7 homers, 53 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.  The Rockies will be going with Trevor Story as their starting shortstop next week when the 2016 season begins.

Jason Motte will start the 2016 season on the D.L. for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at 2:00 pm

33-year old righty reliever Jason Motte will start the 2016 season on the disabled list due to a strained right shoulder.  Motte pitched in 57 games (0 starts) for the Cubs last year and he was 8-1 with 6 saves, a 3.91 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  Motte has now pitched in 368 games (0 starts) in his first 7 years in the majors and he is 26-14 with 60 saves, a 3.16 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  Motte was competing with 29-year old Jake McGee for the closer’s job this spring, but it’s a moot point now.  McGee will be the closer on Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies.  McGee pitched in 39 games (0 starts) for the Rays last year and he was 1-2 with 6 saves, a 2.41 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.  McGee has now pitched in 297 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 21-11 with 26 saves, a 2.77 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.  McGee was never the closer for the Rays because they didn’t want to pay him the money he was worth.  He will be a great closer for the Rockies, as he has outstanding stuff.

The Colorado Rockies send Dustin Garneau to AAA

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 2:00 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 28-year old righty swinging catcher Dustin Garneau to AAA.  Garneau played in 15 games this spring for the Rockies and he was 4 for 24 (.167 avg, .494 OPS) with 4 runs scored.  He played in 22 games for the Rockies in his first taste of the majors in 2015 and he was 11 of 70 (.157 avg, .509 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs.  Garneau also played in 81 games in AAA-ball last year in which he was 83 of 303 (.274 avg, .811 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 15 homers, 61 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He could get back to Colorado this year, if he plays well in AAA.

The Colorado Rockies send Rafael Ynoa to AAA

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 28 March 2016 at 9:40 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 28-year old switch-hitting 3B/OF Rafael Ynoa to AAA.  Ynoa played in 22 games in spring training for the Rockies and he was 14 of 39 (.359 avg, .831 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  He played in 72 games for the Rockies last year and he was 33 of 127 (.260 avg, .616 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers, 9 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ynoa has now played in 91 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 56 of 194 (.289 avg, .695 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 0 homers, 22 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ynoa will probably come up at some point in 2016 for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies will be without Adam Ottavino until mid 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Thursday 24 March 2016 at 7:28 pm

30-year old righty reliever Adam Ottavino is recovering from Tommy John surgery and he won’t be ready to return to action until mid 2016.  Ottavino pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Colorado Rockies last year and he was 1-0 with 3 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.48 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 189 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Rockies and he is 8-8 with 4 saves, a 3.44 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  The Rockies will welcome back Ottavino with open arms, as he is not intimidated by pitching in Coors Field.

The Colorado Rockies will be without a couple of starting pitcher until mid to late April

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Thursday 24 March 2016 at 7:24 pm

The Colorado Rockies will be without 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Chris Rusin and 24-year old righty starting pitcher Jon Gray from mid to late April.  Rusin has a finger injury and Gray has an abdominal injury.  Rusin pitched in 24 games (22 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 6-10 with a 5.33 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP.  Rusin has now pitched in 48 games (42 starts) in his first four years in the show and he is 10-19 with a 5.17 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  Gray is one of their better prospects.  He pitched in 9 games (all starts) in his first taste of the majors for the Rockies last year and he was 0-2 with a 5.53 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.  Gray also pitched in 21 games (20 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rockies last year in which he was 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  Gray has a huge upside, if he can learn how to handle using his plus stuff at Coors Field.

You would think that the Colorado Rockies’ starting pitchers would be better hitters than they are

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 22 March 2016 at 7:44 am

You would think that playing half of their games at Coors Field would help the starting pitchers batting wise with the light air at home.  But, that has just not been the case so far.  Here is a look at the starting pitchers of the Colorado Rockies and how they have hit in their careers so far:

Jorge De La Rosa, lefty swinger – De La Rosa was only 3 for 48 (.063 avg, .125 OPS) with 3 RBIs.  He is now 41 of 340 (.121 avg, .263 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 0 homers and 21 RBIs so far in his career.

Chad Bettis, righty swinger – Bettis was 2 for 29 (.069 avg, .251 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.  Bettis is now 2 for 43 (.047 avg, .174 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.

Tyler Chatwood, righty swinger – Chatwood was only 1 for 10 (.100 avg, .200 OPS) last year.  He is now 19 for 69 (.275 avg, .610 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 8 RBIs so far in his career.

Jordan Lyles, righty swinger – Lyles was 0 for 19 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) last year.  He is now 18 for 136 (.132 avg, .375 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs so far in his career.

Jon Gray, righty swinger – Gray was 0 for 11 (.000 avg, .154 OPS) with 1 run scored last year in his first taste of the show.

Chris Rusin, lefty swinger – Rusin was 10 for 46 (.217 avg, .500 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs.  Rusin is now 14 of 80 (.175 avg, .413 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs so far in his career.

David Hale, righty swinger – Hale was only 2 for 23 (.087 avg, .174 OPS) with 1 run scored.  Hale is now 3 of 44 (.068 avg, .135 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.

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