The Colorado Rockies call up Jordan Lyles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 20 June 2016 at 1:56 pm

The Colorado Rockies have called up 25-year old righty starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.  Lyles will pitch out of the bullpen this time around for the Rockies.  Lyles pitched in 5 games (all starts) earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 1-2 with a 8.55 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 37 games (all starts) in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 10-11 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  To make room for Lyles on the pitching staff, the Rockies have sent 26-year old righty reliever Scott Oberg to AAA.  Oberg has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Oberg has now pitched in 73 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 3-4 with 1 save, a 4.90 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  Oberg will likely be back at some point in 2016 for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies acquire Pat McCoy from the Blue Jays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 20 June 2016 at 10:12 am

The Colorado Rockies have acquired 27-year old lefty reliever Pat McCoy from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.  McCoy pitched in 17 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Blue Jays this year and he was 0-1 with a 4.64 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  His only experience in the show came back in 2014 for the Detroit Tigers.  McCoy pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Tigers in 2014 and he was 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 2.43 WHIP.  It never hurts to take a flier on a lefty reliever with experience in the show.

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

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Sunday 19 June 2016 at 2:16 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 26-year old righty starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day D.L. due to a mid-back sprain.  Chatwood has pitched in 14 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 8-4 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  The Rockies have called up 26-year old righty reliever Scott Oberg to replace Chatwood on the pitching staff.  Oberg pitched in 8 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 72 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 3-4 with 1 save, a 5.04 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  The Rockies hope that Chatwood only has to miss a couple of weeks, as he has been by far the best pitcher in their starting rotation so far this year.

The Colorado Rockies call up Brandon Barnes

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 17 June 2016 at 5:29 pm

The Colorado Rockies have called up 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Brandon Barnes.  Barnes played in 17 games earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 6 for 31 (.194 avg, .565 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 4 RBIs.  Barnes has now played in 255 games in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 145 of 578 (.251 avg, .682 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 10 homers, 48 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  The Rockies hope that Barnes is better this time around for them.

Tyler Chatwood has been rock solid for the Colorado Rockies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 6:25 am

26-year old righty starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood missed last year due to injury for the Colorado Rockies, but he has come back even better in 2016.  He has pitched in 13 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 8-4 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  He has given up 72 hits and 26 walks while whiffing 51 batters in his first 84 innings this year.  Chatwood has now pitched in 56 games (49 starts) in his first 4 years with the Rockies and he is 22-15 with 1 save, a 3.71 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Chatwood is currently #19 in wins (22) in Rockies’ history.  He is also #22 in games started (49), #33 in innings pitched (284) and #37 in strikeouts (178) in Rockies’ history!  The Rockies acquired Chatwood on November 30th, 2011 with the Los Angeles Angels for catcher Chris Iannetta.  It looks like the Rockies won that trade.

The Colorado Rockies have placed Gerardo Parra on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 6:21 am

The Colorado Rockies have placed 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Gerardo Parra on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained left ankle.  He was injured in a collision with SS Trevor Story in yesterday’s game.  Parra has played in 63 games so far this year for the Rockies and he is 64 of 243 (.263 avg, .698 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers, 27 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  35-year year old righty swinging Ryan Raburn will see a bump in P.T. while Parra is out of action.  Raburn has played in 49 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 26 of 101 (.257 avg, .838 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 6 homers and 16 RBIs.

It’s decision time for the Colorado Rockies with Jose Reyes

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 8:27 am

33-year old switch-hitting SS Jose Reyes “rehab” assignment ends today, so the Colorado Rockies need to either call him up, trade him or designate him for assignment.  Reyes played in 9 games in AAA-ball for the Rockies this year and he is 10 for 33 (.303 avg, .910 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers, 2 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  He played in 47 games for the Rockies after coming over from the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki deal and he was 50 for 193 (.259 avg, .659 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 3 homers, 19 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  Trevor Story has established himself as the Rockies’ starting SS while Jose Reyes was suspended.  It will be interesting to see what the Rockies decide to do with Reyes.

UPDATE:  The Colorado Rockies have designated Jose Reyes for assignment.

UPDATE II:  The Colorado Rockies have released Jose Reyes.

The Colorado Rockies activate Troy Wolters off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7:08 pm

The Colorado Rockies have activated 24-year old lefty swinging catcher Troy Wolters off the disabled list.  Wolters has played in 31 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 20 for 92 (.217 avg, .601 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers, 11 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  The Rockies have sent 28-year old righty swinging Dustin Garneau to AAA.  Garneau played in 19 games for the Rockies so far this year and he was 14 of 60 (.233 avg, .665 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs.

The Colorado Rockies place Chris Rusin on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7:05 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Chris Rusin on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left shoulder.  Rusin has pitched in 12 games (7 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He has given up 56 hits and 17 walks while whiffing 39 batters in his first 54 2/3 innings for the Rockies so far this year.  The Rockies have called up 21-year old righty reliever Miguel Castro to replace Rusin on the pitching staff.  Castro pitched in 13 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  Castro has given up 10 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 10 batters in his first 12 innings pitched this year for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies call up Tyler Anderson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 10:27 pm

The Colorado Rockies have called up 26-year old lefty starting pitcher Tyler Anderson to replace Jake McGee (DL) on the active roster.  Anderson pitched in 6 games (all starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he was 2-2 with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 65 games (all starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 25-12 with a 2.38 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  Anderson has some impressive minor league numbers, so it will be interesting to see how he does in his first time in the show.

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