Fantasy Baseball Toolkit: Sample Sizes Part 1

With the season winding down, the leaves changing, and fantasy 'ships on the line, I posted a question over on the Reddit Fantasy Baseball sub last week.  I asked what fantasy baseball topic redditors would most like to hear about on these electronic pages.  There were many great responses and although I only committed initially to writing about the subject that got the most...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rip Dodgers as Charlie Blackmon, Justin Morneau have huge days

It was as if the Rockies unleashed a summer's worth of pent-up frustration and power into one Wednesday afternoon of baseball. And it was as if the Los Angeles Dodgers, the talent-packed leaders of the National League West, decided to hit the snooze button multiple times. The Rockies lambasted the Dodgers 16-2 at Coors Field, pounding out 21 hits, including a 5-for-5 day for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies demolish Dodgers to win series

Colorado 16, LA Dodgers 2 When: 3:10 PM ET, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 85° Umpires: Home – Dan Bellino, 1B – Brian O’Nora, 2B – Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B – D.J. Reyburn Attendance: 24866 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Justin Morneau tied a club record with five RBIs in an inning as host Colorado scored eight...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 11, Rockies 3: Thank goodness for that 8-run inning

That could have been a lot more stressful/worse/terrible. Instead, it was a relatively easy 11-3 Dodger victory on Monday night in Colorado. With Roberto Hernandez starting, the chances he wouldn’t last long were high — and that’s what happened. But, he limited the damage: 3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR. Paco Rodriguez relieved him and was able to escape a bases...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Blackmon’s breakout season

Baseball as the saying goes, is a marathon, not a sprint. Which makes it strange that one hot month can still, even an age flooded with statistical analysis and awareness of the dangers of small sample size, make such a big impression. And not just in the eyes of a fan either. A hot month can ensure a young player keeps getting looks well after his prospect status has expired, and...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending September 7th

Eight different teams had walk off wins this week. Eight! Several playoff contenders also suffered some absolutely gut wrenching losses this week, but all were able to rebound and have themselves good weeks regardless. September 1st, Red Sox vs Rays Bases loaded, one out? There was nothing the Red Sox could have done on a fly ball hit this deep by Matt Joyce. This actually wasn’t...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies overcome deficit to beat Giants

Colorado 10, San Francisco 9 When: 4:10 PM ET, Monday, September 1, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 77° Umpires: Home – John Tumpane, 1B – Larry Vanover, 2B – Angel Hernandez, 3B – Paul Nauert Attendance: 33711 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 10, Giants 9: Charlie Blackmon delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as Colorado...
Via Mile High Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki: ‘I’m sick and tired of losing’

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki told The Denver Post Wednesday that he is “sick and tired of losing.” “I think that’s why I came out numerous times and said I want to win,” Tulowitzki said. “It doesn’t mean I want out of here. It means I’m sick and tired of losing. “Something needs to change. Hopefully that comes fairly quickly. You can’t force it....
Via Sports-Glory
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 'what if' game can be played both ways for the Colorado Rockies

The Rockies never expected Blackmon to contribute the way he has.It was an outcome that surprised no one.For the second straight night, and for the seemingly 100th time in a miserable season for the Colorado Rockies, a starting pitcher looked like a Cy Young candidate against their makeshift lineup.On Saturday night it was Rick Porcello's chance to improve his ERA and look like...
Via Rockies Review
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon Leaps for Absurd Game-Saving Catch in Extra Innings

Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon elected to extend Tuesday’s soon-to-be 6 hour, 27 minute marathon game against the Cubs with an unbelievable catch. With one out and Starlin Castro on second in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Cubs Welington Castillo ripped a ball to the right-center gap, a shot that wins the ballgame if Blackmon doesn’t track it down. Watch as he leaps...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon's outstanding leaping catch extends game (VIDEO)

Charlie Blackmon made a tremendous game-saving catch to rob Welington Castillo of a sure base hit Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.The incredible 10th inning play not only extended the game and knocked the wind out of the Rockies rightfielder but it had the breathless Cubs fans actually stand up in appreciation of the outstanding play.The game lingered on for another six innings before...
Via The Other Paper
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending July 22nd

Short week? That’s OK. There was still plenty of great defense to hold us over. July 19th, Rockies vs Pirates – Jared Hughes’ quick double play. This line drive off the bat of Charlie Blackmon was just mere inches away from tying the game. Instead, Jared Hughes snared the liner and fired it over to third to finish the inning ending double play. Talk about bad luck for the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on DL with hip flexor strain

The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that infielder Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 20) and have recalled left-handed pitcher Yohan Flande from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tulowitzki, 29, is being placed on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. He is hitting 340 (107-for-315), 18 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs, 52 RBI...
Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Bullpen falters again as Colorado Rockies blow another great start

Brett Anderson went seven strong innings but got the ND.EDITORS NOTE: Cameron Parsons will continue his guest series for the entire Pittsburgh Pirates series. He is a recent graduate from Colorado State University and has been a longtime fan of the Colorado Rockies.When Chad Bettis pitches for the Rockies, the night normally ends in a loss. Saturday was no exception.In the 11th inning...
Via Rockies Review
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: All-Star Edition

With the All Star Game, we were all witness to the unpredictability of baseball. It's a long haul, and on draft day in March, very few, if any of us, would have picked Charlie Blackmon to make the All-Star Game roster for the National League. But that's the case, and Blackmon, along with several other surprises, was most likely scooped up very late in drafts or off of the...
Via Razzball
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Rockies moments from All-Star weekend

The baseball world is just getting back from a nice break, and I’m not ready to go negative yet. There will be no talk of e-mails, or injuries, or depressing trades here. Instead, let’s extend the Colorado Rockies’ much-needed vacation one more day and look back on the best moments from the Rockies’ who participated in All-Star weekend. It comes as no surprise that Troy Tulowitzki...
Via Mile High Sports
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst MLB players of the first half of the season

At the beginning of every month, we look at the best and worst players of the preceding month. But while performing well or poorly in one month is great, it doesn’t necessarily tell you much about how the rest of the player’s season has gone – remember Charlie Blackmon and Chris Colabello going off in April? Needless to say, we thought it would be a good idea to see which players...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The 5×5 All-Star Team

Zach Sanders of Rotographs has an awesome method for distilling fantasy value down to one number. The method uses z-scores to determine how far players are above or below average in each fantasy category in terms of standard deviations. For example, a player with a z-score of 2.00 in steals is exactly two standard deviations above league average in that category. Once you calculate...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pound the Rockies in LoDo

Rockies outhit Twins, but not enough to win behind Charlie Blackmon's five hits.
Via Mile High Sports
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort at it again

In Denver, there are fewer people more infamous than Dick Monfort. Widely criticized for the way he and his brother Charlie run the Colorado Rockies; it is safe to say Monfort’s not the most popular cat in Colorado. As hard as it is to believe, Dick Monfort just got a little less popular. Responding to a fan who criticized Monfort for hiring “good old boys” and ruining professional...
July 11, 2014  |  1 Comment

Unknown All-Stars: Charlie Blackmon

Previously on this series I extolled the virtues of Jonathan Lucroy, arguably my favorite player in the league right now. However, the fans didn’t see eye to eye with me and in a complete travesty Yadier Molina was voted the NL starting catcher. Lucroy has the highest WAR in the NL at the halfway mark but whatever that’s how fan votes go. Moving on to the NL outfield there is...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackmon homers as Rockies top Padres 2-1

The air, even up there at the 5,280-foot marker on the Rooftop party deck, felt heavier Tuesday night at Coors Field. Maybe that drenching rainstorm the night before, which delayed a Rockies loss before the eighth inning, lingered around LoDo. Or maybe in the midst of a sinking season with just three victories in three weeks, the threat of another was weighing down the atmosphere...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies win pitching duel over Padres

Colorado 2, San Diego 1 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 74° Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Clint Fagan, 2B – Lance Barrett, 3B – Ron Kulpa Attendance: 27601 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 2, Padres 1: Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer as host Colorado slipped past San Diego to even the three-game set at one game...
Via Mile High Sports
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulo, Blackmon named to All-Star team

Sunday, in the first bit of good news in what seems like forever, major league baseball announced the 2014 all-star rosters and both Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies were named to the National League squad. Tulowitzki, who led the National League in votes all season, was named the starter at shortstop, and will also serve as captain of the home-run derby...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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