Raimel Tapia is a player on the rise in the Colorado Rockies’ system

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 7 April 2016 at 6:44 am

22-year old lefty swinging outfielder Raimel Tapia comes into this season as the Colorado Rockies‘ #10 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 131 games in A-ball last year and he was 166 of 544 (.305 avg, .800 OPS) with 74 runs scored, 12 homers, 71 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.  Tapia has now played in 449 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 555 of 1,768 (.314 avg, .806 OPS) with 280 runs scored, 29 homers, 260 RBIs and 97 stolen bases.  Look for Tapia to keep climbing in the system for the Rockies’ this year.

Jon Gray starts the 2016 on the DL for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 6:44 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 24-year old righty starting pitcher Jon Gray on the 15-day disabled list due to an abdominal strain.  Gray pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 0-2 with a 5.53 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP.  He also pitched in 21 games (20 starts) in AAA-ball last year in which he was 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Rockies hope Gray gets healthy, because they want to give him his big chance to show what he can do in 2016.

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

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 6:40 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 26-year old lefty starting pitcher Tyler Anderson on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique muscle.  Anderson missed all of last year due to a left elbow injury.  Anderson pitched in 23 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Rockies in 2014 and he was 7-4 with a 1.98 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 59 games (all starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 23-10 with a 2.39 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  The Rockies are going to treat Anderson with kid gloves, as he is a talented pitcher.

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

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 6:38 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 25-year old lefty starting pitcher Tyler Matzek on the 15-day disabled list due to him have an anxiety problem.  Matzek pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 25 games (24 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 8-12 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Matzek isn’t that bad of a pitcher, but he needs to get his head straight before he can help the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies send two pitchers to the minors

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 4 April 2016 at 7:36 am

The Colorado Rockies have sent 26-year old righty reliever Scott Oberg and 28-year old righty reliever Gonzalez Germen to AAA to start the 2016 season.  Oberg pitched in 64 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-4 with 1 save, a 5.09 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  Germen played in 35 games (1 start) for the Rockies and Cubs last year in which he was 0-0 with 1 save, a 4.42 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 89 games (1 start) in his first three years in the majors and he is 1-2 with 2 saves, a 4.35 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  I could see both of these guys pitching for the Rockies at some point in 2016, as long as they pitch well in AAA-ball first.

The Colorado Rockies send Yohan Flande to the minors

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 11:03 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 30-year old lefty reliever/starter Yohan Flande to AAA to start the 2016 season.  He pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in spring training for the Rockies and he was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP.  He pitched in 19 games (10 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-3 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Flande has now pitched in 35 games (20 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 3-9 with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Flande will likely get back to Colorado at some point in 2016.

Gerardo Parra might not be a great fit for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 10:24 pm

28-year old lefty swinging LF Gerardo Parra was given a nice contract from the Colorado Rockies over the winter.  He played in 155 games for the Orioles and Brewers last year in which he was 159 of 547 (.291 avg, .780 OPS) with 83 runs scored, 14 homers, 51 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  Parra has not posted big numbers in Coors Field so far in his career.  He has played in 48 games at Coors Field so far in his career and he is 49 of 173 (.283 avg, .725 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 0 homers, 12 RBIs and 8 stolen bases there.  Parra will help the Rockies’ D as he has won two Gold Gloves so far in his career.

The Colorado Rockies release Kyle Parker

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 10:25 am

The Colorado Rockies have released 26-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Kyle Parker.  Parker played in 20 games in spring training for the Rockies and he was 6 for 27 (.222 avg, .509 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  He played in 46 games for the Rockies last year and he was 19 of 106 (.179 avg, .535 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 3 homers, 11 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Parker played in 64 games in his two years with the Rockies and he was 24 of 132 (.182 avg, .513 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Rockies have 1B and the outfield covered, so they won’t miss Parker in 2016.

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.

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