Sunday Notes: Nicolino’s K, Rangers, Rosario, Andrelton or Jeter, more

In an era where punch outs are more common than ever, Justin Nicolino is an anomaly. Of the 328 pitchers who threw 50-or-more innings last year, 327 had a higher strikeout rate than the 24-year-old left-hander. In his rookie season for the Miami Marlins, Nicolino fanned just 23 batters in 74 innings. Despite the dearth of Ks, Nicolino enjoyed a modicum of success. He won five of...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Year in Catchers Playing Other Positions

Comparing positions is a tricky business. We’d like some sort of magic formula that could compare exactly how much harder it is to play average shortstop than average left field, but such magic does not exist. Instead, we estimate the difference by looking at how players do when they play new or multiple positions, and how offensive performance varies by position. We think that...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies shouldn’t count on Jorge De La Rosa to be their ace

  Jorge De La Rosa has been a solid part of the Colorado Rockies’ rotation for the past eight seasons. The left-hander has compiled a 78-52 record with a 4.20 earned run average since being traded to Colorado in April 2007. He is the all-time leader in wins for the franchise and also loves pitching at Coors Field where he has a .763 winning percentage. That could be one of the...
Via BSN Denver
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies outright Wilin Rosario to Triple-A after he clears waivers

Wilin Rosario, who was called up as a catcher, primarily played first base in 2015. Jeff Curry USA TODAY SportsColorado Rockies infielder Wilin Rosario might begin 2016 in the minors.The first baseman and catcher, who turns 27 this offseason, was outrighted to Triple-A by the Rockies on Monday, per the Denver Post, after clearing waivers.Rosario, who was among a handful of Rockies...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Bridich Continues to Tinker, Adds Minor League Arm

Earlier today, the White Sox announced that they acquired Rockies pitcher, Tommy Kahnle in exchange for minor league RHP, Yency Almonte. This move comes just four days after the Rockies designated Kahnle for assignment. This trade continues the early stages of an offseason during which Rockies fans have seen general manager Jeff Bridich make only minor moves to the team. The biggest...
Via BSN Denver
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies designate Axford, Brothers, Rosario for assignment

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have designated three relievers for assignment, including right-hander John Axford.Other players designated for assignment Friday were lefty Rex Brothers and righty Tommy Kahnle, along with infielder/catcher Wilin Rosario.The team also agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Brandon Barnes that avoided arbitration.Axford had 25 saves for the Rockies...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies designate Axford, Rosario for assignment

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have designated three relievers for assignment, including right-hander John Axford. Other players designated for assignment Friday were lefty Rex Brothers and righty Tommy Kahnle, along with infielder/catcher Wilin Rosario. The team also agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Brandon Barnes that avoided arbitration. Axford had 25 saves for...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Colorado Rockies Should Do With Wilin Rosario

There is a lot of speculation as to what the Rockies should do with Wilin Rosario. There are many who think the Rockies should ship him out of town while he still has some remaining value. While others think his value may increase should the Rockies decide to hang on to him for the time being. Either way, it is unlikely the Rockies see a return that improves the roster drastically...
Via BSN Denver
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

With Morneau gone, Rockies should consider their options at first base

Au Revoir Monsieur Morneau The Colorado Rockies on Thursday declined their option with veteran first baseman Justin Morneau, making the 2014 NL batting champ, four-time All-Star and 2006 AL MVP a free agent effective immediately. It’s probably best for both sides, as the Rockies need to look to the future at the position while Morneau, who has battled ongoing concussion issues...
Via Mile High Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 37 Wilin Rosario

  We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here). Player: Wilin Rosario Stats: 87 G, 242 PA, .268 AVG, .295 OBP,...
Via BSN Denver
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockies assist grounds crew in taming wind-blown tarp

By Jason Rowan For the second time this week, a grounds crew at an MLB ballpark faced the wrath of Mother Nature as they attempted to drag a tarp over the infield during inclement weather. First, it was the crew at PNC Park who couldn’t tame a wind-blown tarp during a rainstorm. On Thursday night, it was the grounds grew at Coors Field’s turn during a game between the hometown...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

It keeps getting worse for the Colorado Rockies

  The only thing worse than watching the Colorado Rockies lose for their fans is having to stay up past midnight to watch them lose. On Wednesday night against the Angels, the Rockies had plenty of chances to win, but they couldn’t put things together, losing 3-2 when Los Angeles squeaked a run across the plate in the top of the 9th inning. The Rockies offense couldn’t muster...
Via BSN Denver
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies win first interleague game, lose Axford

The Colorado Rockies picked up their first interleague win in 2015 Tuesday night and ended a near-record-setting streak of 14 consecutive interleague losses with a 2-1 victory in Oakland. Jorge de la Rosa pitched seven innings of four-hit scoreless baseball en route to his fifth victory on the year. Colorado is 7-1 in his last 8 starts. Highlights of de la Rosa’s night are provided...
Via Mile High Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies would be well served to learn some lessons in San Francisco

  It must be nice to be a fan of the San Francisco Giants. Those who watch the Colorado Rockies can only be jealous. Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park was the latest example of who the Giants are, from top-to-bottom of their entire organization. The Rockies, up three runs early, were never able to get comfortable, and were never able to bury the Giants for a simple reason. The...
Via BSN Denver
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending June 11th

Last week, Joc Pederson began to full level with Giancarlo Stanton on our year-long totals. Apparently, that wasn’t cool with Giancarlo, because he took back his crown with a vengeance this week. 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Eddie Butler, 484 feet (June 5th) Coors Field + Giancarlo Stanton = PAIN. 2. Wilin Rosario vs David Phelps, 457 feet (June 6th) Wilin Rosario hasn’t received...
Via The Outside Corner
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies doomed by bad decisions in loss to Marlins

  As good as Saturday was, Sunday was really bad for the Colorado Rockies. The team was plagued by bad decisions in their Sunday loss to the Marlins, in which the Rockies dropped the game and the series after a 10th inning solo home run gave the Marlins a 3-2 decision. With the game tied 2-2, the Rockies had a great chance to take a lead in the 7th inning. Carlos Gonzalez had already...
Via BSN Denver
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Walt Weiss compliments Wilin Rosario's at-bats

Since being recalled from Triple A, Wilin Rosario has been hitting like he doesn’t want to get sent back down. He’s hitting .293 with five multi-hit games since May 10. MLB.com quotes manager Walt Weiss on Rosario:"I've seen him lay off some tough breaking balls, and I think he's made an adjustment there," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said on Wednesday. "It's a dangerous bat. Any...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Our 200th Episode (video)

Submit a question to be answered on the show! Note: In our attempt to bring something unique to our readers/listeners we hosted a live Google Hangout last night, but unfortunately there was a bad connection and the video was not recorded well. We still wanted to post something, but we apologize for the inconvenience! In Episode 200, the Profcast Kings themselves Adam Nodiff ...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, May 19

Yesterday I recommended Arizona’s Rubby De La Rosa on the road against the Marlins, plus a smattering of batters from the MIL@DET game and a couple Rockies, Wilin Rosario and Nolan Arenado. As lineup lock time approached, I pulled Arenado for Aramis Ramirez, making the switch for two reasons. First, Ramirez was $300 cheaper and I wanted to improve a hidden lineup slot. Second,...
Via Baseball Professor
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Chronicles — Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this? Most fantasy baseball fans would bypass this article the first time they see the word “fielding” in the headline. Why should I care about fielding as a fantasy baseball player? That’s an excellent question and it deserves a serious answer. If you are giving me a couple of paragraphs of your time I’ll try...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies option LHP Matzek, recall C-1B Rosario

DENVER, Colo. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have optioned left-hander Tyler Matzek to Triple-A Albuquerque, and recalled catcher-first baseman Wilin Rosario. Matzek has struggled with his control early in the season, particularly in his last start against Arizona on Wednesday, when he pitched two innings and gave up four runs, three hits and six walks. Manager Walt Weiss said the Rockies...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arenado, Dickerson return, Rosario optioned to Triple-A

Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado returned to the Colorado Rockies’ lineup for Wednesday night’s matchup with the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. After losing the first two games of the series, the Rockies were able to rally for the win with a fully healthy lineup for the first time in the series. Luckily for the Rockies, the potentially nagging injuries to their emerging, young...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal Catches for Clayton Kershaw’s Second Start of the Season

Yasmani Grandal tags out Wilin Rosario at home plate off a throw from Andre Ethier in right field. (Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports) Yasmani Grandal was not anticipating many starts behind the plate this season with reigning National League MVP pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the mound. But that’s where he found himself for game number 10 of the 2015 season, as...
Via The Sports Journal
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rosario’s bomb caps off season-opening sweep

With an extra-innings win on Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies completed a stunning three-game, road sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers to get their 2015 season started off on the right foot. The Rockies hadn’t previously won a road series since June of 2014. Wilin Rosario – who was displaced by the offseason acquisition of catcher Nick Hundley – provided the heroics with...
Via Mile High Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rosario's pinch homer lifts Colorado over Milwaukee in 10

MILWAUKEE (AP) Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario homered in the 10th inning after being scratched from the starting lineup, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Rosario initially was in the Rockies batting order in place of Justin Morneau, who was hit in the neck by a ball while running the bases on Tuesday night. Morneau took batting...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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