Colorado Rockies

Ottavino off to good start after tough 2017
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

492
Like
Save
Arenado willing to go a long way for a homer
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

607
Like
Save
Rockies prospect quintet comes up big
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

974
Like
Save
Rodgers among top prospect performers
mlbrealtalk.com

Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers was among top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.

202
Like
Save
Tapia homers in audition for leadoff spot
mlbrealtalk.com

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

916
Like
Save
Rockies shifted less as Black solicited input
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

358
Like
Save
Journeyman lefty, rook hitters try to crack roster
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

776
Like
Save
Douglas alum Welker describes shock of tragedy
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

730
Like
Save
Rotation hopeful Hoffman starts Cactus opener
mlbrealtalk.com

The long wait for the Cactus League opener is about to end. After just four days of full-squad workouts, the Rockies host the Diamondbacks on Friday at 1:10 p.m. MST to get Spring Training exhibition play underway.

407
Like
Save
Rox challenge starters to get 3rd look at lineup
mlbrealtalk.com

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 […]

270
Like
Save
Short prep time has Rox hitters swinging early
mlbrealtalk.com

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 […]

543
Like
Save
Cuevas has PR on mind as he vies for OD roster
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

357
Like
Save