Player Profile #30: Ian Desmond | SS | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Ian Desmond may not be the most skilled shortstop in baseball, but he’s been the most consistently great — and it’s not even close. Here at Baseball Professor we like to value players based on our CVA (Category Value Added) methodology. You can read up...
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Colorado Rockies Season Preview

As we work towards Opening Day, John Pielli will be previewing each team based on past performance, offseason moves, minor league system, and overall outlook for 2015. Today: the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies are an interesting team. They have put together a very good group of offensive players to hit at Coors Field. If healthy, this group should outscore any team in major...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For Colorado Rockies fans, 2015 represents hope for respectability

Salt River Field at Talking StickThe time has arrived.The Colorado Rockies head back to Scottsdale to train for another season. For every baseball fan, this is an exciting time of year.There is reason for every team to hope, and the Rockies are no exception to that. This is a team that has been decimated by injuries in the past few years. Those injuries have particularly plagued...
Via Rockies Review
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez, Rockies eye healthy 2015 to end skid

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Gonzalez was smiling, joking with teammates and pain-free on Saturday. The Rockies slugger is healthy after a rugged 2014 season that included knee surgery. But how long will he and Colorado's other injury-prone star, Troy Tulowitzki, stay on the field - or even together? And will the Rockies find a way to shore up baseball's worst pitching staff? Many...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Belly’s 2015 MLB Power Rankings (30-26)

30) Colorado Rockies When it comes to injuries it really doesn’t get any worse than the Colorado Rockies. They have so much talent and you could say they have two of the better players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Colorado’s success this season is going to be based on the prospects that they […]
Via The Majors National
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Teams Staring At Long 2015 MLB Seasons

One of the best things about spring training when it comes to baseball is that every single team should feel like they have a shot to go all the way. There are always at least a few surprise teams in the game, and that keeps things interesting. However, the 3 teams listed below are going to have a very tough time to even stay in the playoff race through the All-Star break. They have...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #55: Ryan Braun | OF | MIL

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! This is the part where I eat crow, right? Fine. Last year I had this to say about Ryan Braun, who we had ranked fourth overall in our Top 200 Countdown because yours truly pushed for it...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

88-Year-Old Lew Dunlap Takes Home Rockies Fantasy Camp MVP

Anyone who watches baseball knows the Colorado Rockies—outside of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez—are an absolutely joke. But perhaps their first step towards respectability will be signing Lew Dunlap. Yes, the 88-year-old man who stole the show at Rockies Fantasy Camp by storming the mound. Dunlap, however, showed he wasn’t just a crazy old man trying to show up the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

88-year-old held back from charging the mound at Rockies fantasy camp Every year the Colorado Rockies hold a fantasy camp for fans to live out there dream of playing alongside their Major League heroes.  The star of this year’s camp is 88-year-old Lew Dunlap, who threatened to charge the mound. 88 years old with so much swagger. #YoureMyBoyLew @RoxFantasyCamp
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Trade is Now for the Rockies

“When he is healthy he is one of the greatest shortstops baseball has ever seen.” “When he is healthy he is one of the most dynamic outfielders in the game today.” These are the statements that have accompanied Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for, at least, the past two seasons. There is no denying the All-Star caliber talent that...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

What Are The Chances Carlos Gonzalez Is A Cardinal By Opening Day?

Not good. But let’s go through this anyway. PROS: The last 2 seasons prior to 2014, Gonzalez was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He’s a corner outfielder. Under contract for 3 more years @ 53M total. Career .520 SLG. CONS:  He ended last season under the knife to repair a torn patella tendon. Compares his flashy play to Ricky Henderson. He’ll command a profusion of prospects...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Rockies ready to rebuild?

The Colorado Rockies do weird things. Whether it’s reorganizing the front office in a way that puts the GM in charge of the farm system instead of the major league roster or having the new GM put an office in the clubhouse, they operate in a way that is unusual for an MLB franchise. Even […]
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies willing to listen to offers for Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki

For the first time, the Colorado Rockies sound willing to trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies are telling clubs they are keeping their “eyes and ears open” for potential deals involving both players, according to major-league sources. The mere willingness to discuss Tulowitzki and Gonzalez is a departure for Colorado, which previously...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

With A Crowded Outfield, Does Colorado Move Carlos Gonzalez?

David Schoenfield of ESPN speculates that with Michael Cuddyer expected to accept his $15.3 million qualifying offer, the Colorado Rockies now find themselves with a glut in the outfield. So by giving Cuddyer that offer, the Rockies are betting on his return and given that Justin Morneau is still under contract, Cuddyer will play in right field the majority of the time. “The Rockies...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitch F/X data for Ben Klimesh and Carlos Gonzalez

The Arizona Fall League has several stadiums that have the Pitch F/X system installed in them and this year the team that the Cincinnati Reds players are on plays in one of those stadiums. Today we are going to take a look at the two right handed relievers out in Arizona. Ben Klimesh Let’s take a quick look at the raw data first. Player Pitch Avg Velo Top Velo Usage Ben Klimesh...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez puts Denver condo up for sale Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who had the middle third of the left patella tendon repaired and a bursa sac removed in a surgery last month, is selling his downtown Denver condo. Gonzalez, who might not be healthy enough to begin Spring Training on time, has listed his 5,193 square foot condo at the Four Seasons Denver for $4,950,000...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez, Rafael Betancourt

Although Michael Cuddyer certainly showed his bat was back to major league standard when he hit for the cycle on Sunday, his fitness might not have been, as he had to sit out on both Tuesday and Wednesday with hamstring tightness. In other Rockies news, it may be a while before Carlos Gonzalez is ready to play, while Rafael Betancourt could actually return from his Tommy John...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez To Have Season-Ending Surgery

#453273528 / Neil Mehta Staff Writer  Former All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez will have season-ending surgery on his left knee to repair his patella tendon repaired.  This has been an horrible season for Gonzalez who also had an right ankle problem and a tumor in his left index finger. Gonzalez was hitting .238, 11 home runs and 38 RBIs this season. Gonzalez...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez joins Tulo, out for the season

An awful week, in the midst of a terrible season, just got a little worse. It didn’t take long, after news broke that Troy Tulowitzki will undergo surgery and be out for the season, for the other shoe to drop. Thursday night, the Rockies announced that his all-star running mate, Carlos Gonzalez, will have surgery on his left patella tendon and miss the rest of the year. Gonzalez...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Carlos Gonzalez to have season-ending surgery Monday

The Colorado Rockies have announced that star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the tendinitis in his left knee. Dr. Tom Hackett will perform the surgery, and he expects Gonzalez to need five to six months to recover, which would allow Gonzalez to report to Spring Training on time in February, 2015. #Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will have surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez To Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery

Mandatory Credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images via After relaying the news that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would miss the season to hip surgery, the Colorado Rockies other star, Carlos Gonzalez, has now become their latest casualty. According to the Rockies’ Twitter handle, Gonzalez will reportedly undergo surgery on his left patella tendon, and miss the rest of the 2014...
Via The Sports Journal
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki Both To Have Season Ending Surgery

Just one day after announcing that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would be undergoing season ending surgery on his hip, the Rockies have announced that Carlos Gonzalez will also undergo season-ending surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee. August 14 Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss the rest of the season to repair a labrum tear on his left hip according to...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez might be shut down for season

  The Colorado Rockies might shut down injury-riddled outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for the rest of the season. Gonzalez is on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle. He was out earlier this season after doctors found and removed a small tumor in his left index finger. Colorado manager Walt Weiss said before the game Thursday that Gonzalez will meet...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies Carlos Gonzalez likely out for season

After shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was announced out for the season on Wednesday, the Rockies are now preparing to lose another key member for the season. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is “likely” out for the remainder of the season. According to Dugger, the Rockies are exploring a number of treatment options, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez: Buyers Beware!

Not for nothing, but I couldn’t help noticing how both Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are now on the DL and there is a strong possibility that each could be done for the season. CarGo has been bothered by knee issues all year long and now he finds himself on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. This could end up being something chronic for the 28-year-old outfielder...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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