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Rockies prospect quintet comes up big Sunday, 25 February 2018, 1:12 am

Shohei Ohtani covered the headlines on Saturday, but the No. 1 overall prospect wasn't the only one to impress on the second full day of Spring Training.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Deesha Thosar

Arenado willing to go a long way for a homer Saturday, 24 February 2018, 11:23 pm

Nolan Arenado insisted on making the 45-minute drive across the Valley of the Sun. His homer off Reds lefty Cody Reed in the Rockies' 11-4 victory Saturday afternoon was the payoff.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Ottavino off to good start after tough 2017 Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:05 pm

Taking Friday's first Cactus League game as a call to put up, Rockies righty reliever Adam Ottavino threw a spotless fifth inning with a strikeout to begin his quest to erase a poor 2017.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Tapia homers in audition for leadoff spot Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:18 am

The Rockies' Raimel Tapia unveiled his Charlie Blackmon imitation Friday afternoon.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rockies shifted less as Black solicited input Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:33 pm

The Rockies helped popularize shifting the infield based on batter tendencies. But last May 5 with a runner at first and one out in the ninth, and David Peralta batting, shortstop Trevor Story didn't move to the second-base side.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Douglas alum Welker describes shock of tragedy Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:57 pm

Rockies prospect Colton Welker could not have anticipated the shock he would feel when his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was thrust into the national spotlight as the site of a tragic mass shooting last week.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Owen Perkins

Journeyman lefty, rook hitters try to crack roster Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:12 pm

Even names that aren't front and center could find their way onto the Rockies' regular-season roster at the beginning with strong springs and breaks their way. There are more where these come from, but here are a few intriguing outside candidates.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rox challenge starters to get 3rd look at lineup Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:42 pm

Whatever it takes -- power, finesse, strategy, even friendly reminders of forgotten sequences -- the Rockies want their pitchers going deep in games. True, a battery of stats exist that say the third time through an order is trouble -- a .272 MLB average last season. But unlike some teams that seem to automatically be looking to the bullpen at that danger point, the Rockies have made it clear they want their starters to earn more time in the game.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Short prep time has Rox hitters swinging early Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:00 pm

Rockies players have just four practice days between Monday's first full-squad opener and Friday's Cactus League opener against the D-backs at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Where once upon a time players spent the first few live batting-practice sessions tracking pitches -- staying away from the inside pitch on the hands and thinking about dodging the pitch that gets away -- folks were swinging from the first sessions on Monday.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:46 pm

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | David Adler

Arenado not distracted by extension whispers Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:33 pm

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado said there have been no talks about a contract extension, but if any did arise he does not want them to distract him from the season.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Roster hopeful Cuevas has Puerto Rico on mind Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 9:52 pm

Rookie outfielder Noel Cuevas -- whose family and native Puerto Rico were ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September -- is bringing awareness to a dire situation at a time when he's trying to make the Rockies' Opening Day roster.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rockies ready to sort out starting pitching depth Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:30 am

Rockies manager Bud Black believes a Major League team needs to go into a season knowing it can depend on at least eight pitchers capable of starting. His Spring Training squad has seven who have actually done so. That means opportunity is there for pitchers to prove they are ready if needed.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rockies' many position battles get underway Monday, 19 February 2018, 10:02 pm

Monday's first full-squad workout marked the beginning of a healthy amount of competition for roster spots and starting opportunities -- particularly among pitchers, outfielders, first basemen and catchers -- in Rockies camp.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | David Adler

McMahon has inside track on first-base job Sunday, 18 February 2018, 7:29 pm

After hitting .355 with 20 home runs and 88 RBIs combined at Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque -- plus a small, but instructive big league debut -- McMahon sits atop the Rockies' depth chart at first base.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Healthy Desmond looking to rebound in '18 Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5:57 pm

Desmond, 32, hopes to truly bring all his gifts, athletic and otherwise, to the Rockies in ways that he couldn't last year because of injuries.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Top prospect Rodgers ready for first Rox camp Saturday, 17 February 2018, 7:48 pm

Brendan Rodgers , MLB Pipeline's top Rockies prospect, isn't saying much around Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, but he doesn't have to say anything to be seen. His 2017 spoke volumes -- a combined .336 with 18 home runs, a .567 slugging percentage and 64 RBIs at Class A Advanced Lancaster and Double-A Hartford in his age 20 season.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

LeMahieu confident in self, approach to game Saturday, 17 February 2018, 7:20 pm

Analysis of Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu often devolves into argument. One side promotes him as an underappreciated master of defense and possessor of an offensive game no longer appreciated. The other denigrates him his .404 career slugging average in six Rockies seasons -- not high enough with home games at Coors Field -- and essentially devalues the importance of the traits that have earned him Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Reynolds discusses free agency in Q&A Friday, 16 February 2018, 8:21 pm

Free-agent first baseman Mark Reynolds, who hit .267 with 30 home runs and 97 RBIs for the Rockies in 2017, spoke to MLB.com about his free agent status from his home in Virginia on Friday.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Bill Ladson

Arenado readies for new first baseman Friday, 16 February 2018, 7:35 pm

There is another side to Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado's highlights. The daring dives and contortions allow him to glove the ball, but those plays end in throws -- mostly to first base. And someone has to catch them.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Parra looking ahead after minor hand surgery Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:52 pm

Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra underwent surgery last Friday to remove the broken hook of the hamate bone in his right hand, but says he will be ready for Cactus League game action in the March 8-10 range.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Tapia bulks up, maintains speed Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:53 pm

Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia added some muscle this offseason, but says it hasn't come at the expense of his impressive speed.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rusin embracing versatile role in 'pen Thursday, 15 February 2018, 8:12 pm

The Rockies left-hander has found his place as a relief pitcher who can be called upon regardless of the situation.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Bettis finds purpose in first camp after cancer Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 7:41 pm

Bettis, a right-handed pitcher determined to getting back to leading the rotation, does carry one aspect of his battle: the desire to help.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Black may hit Blackmon 3rd in Cactus games Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:38 pm

Rockies manager Bud Black will experiment with dropping standout leadoff man Charlie Blackmon in the order, most likely to third, during Cactus League games.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Iannetta getting reacquainted with Rockies Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:40 pm

Veteran catcher Chris Iannetta knows enough to understand that he doesn't really know the pitchers he's about to greet Wednesday, when the Rockies open pitcher-and-catcher Spring Training workouts.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Catcher competition on display in camp Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 8:44 pm

Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy will battle throughout camp to earn a backup catcher spot behind Chris Iannetta.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Bridich denies contract talks with Ichiro Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:49 am

General manager Jeff Bridich dismissed as inaccurate a report on Monday that suggested the Rockies were in talks with veteran star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rox camp already abuzz over young arms Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:00 pm

Last year at this time, no one knew much about the Rockies' young starting pitchers. Now, with the 2018 camp for pitchers and catchers opening Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, folks can't stop talking about them.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

Rockies roster provides room for speculation Friday, 9 February 2018, 7:11 pm

With so many available options, the Rockies will have a lot of difficult decisions to make this spring.

Source: COL Homepage News COL Homepage News | Thomas Harding

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:21 pm

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Rockies depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 10:46 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Rockies' Top 30 Prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 2:03 am

Who do the Rockies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Colorado's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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