Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, January 16, 2021 2020 trade deadline pickup Mychal Givens will receive $4.05 million in a one-year deal with the Rockies. Antonio Senzatela, the Rockies’ 2020 bWAR leader, signed a one-year, $3 million deal with Colorado on Thursday. Givens threw less than a third of the innings Senzatela … [Read more...] about Saturday Rockpile: It’s time for Mychal Givens to become the anchor
Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The “pitchability righty” had a solid season in 2019 and will hopefully continue to grow in 2021 23. Will Ethridge (91 points, 10 ballots) Will Ethridge was Colorado’s 5th round pick in 2019 out of Ole Miss, signing for slot value of $327.2K. The right-hander was only a full-time starter during his junior … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 23, Will Ethridge
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for Friday, January 14, 2021 On the heels of the great news of the Rockies signing Antonio Senzatela to a one-year $3 million deal earlier in the week, it seems like a good time to take a close look at the rotation heading into 2021. Before jumping into the details, it’s important to confront one major problem: the … [Read more...] about Friday Rockpile: Hopes and fears for the 2021 starting rotation
Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, January 14, 2021 The Rockies’ history of signing free agents is...rocky at best (pun intended). Since Jeff Bridich took over as general manager in 2014, the team has signed eight free agents to contracts of $10 million or more: OF Gerardo Parra, 3 years/$27.5 million RHP Jason Motte, 2 … [Read more...] about Thursday Rockpile: Should the Rockies sign Taijuan Walker?
Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The 26-year-old infielder provides good defensive utility and a potential league average bat 24. Bret Boswell (88 points, 12 ballots) While Bret Boswell’s selection to the 40-man roster earlier this offseason by the Rockies caught some observers off-guard, it makes sense within the context of how the team has … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 24, Bret Boswell
Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 The delay to the start of the 2020 season provided many opportunities for teams and those who cover baseball to get creative in reporting the MLB season that was supposed to occur. Here at Purple Row, we hosted our own season simulation using MLB The … [Read more...] about Wednesday Rockpile: Rockies go back in time to re-do one amateur draft selection, and the pick is…
Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The 24-year-old righty dominated in Grand Junction in 2018, but took a step back in Asheville in 2019 25. Ryan Feltner (86 points, 11 ballots) Feltner was drafted in large part due to an excellent Cape Cod League performance (as a reliever) that vaulted him up draft lists all the way to the fourth round and the … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 25, Ryan Feltner
William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports The 19-year-old made his stateside debut in Boise in 2019, which is an incredible show of faith by the Rockies 26. Bladimir Restituyo (84 points, 10 ballots) Restituyo is a talented 19-year-old up the middle player who was moved aggressively by the Rockies in 2019, including time at both Short Season A Boise and Rookie ball Grand … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 26, Bladimir Restituyo
Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, January 12, 2020 With ongoing trade talks for Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, we are left wondering the internal thoughts of Colorado staple Charlie Blackmon as he nears the waning seasons of his professional career. If the core of the team is disassembled, will Blackmon ever get another shot … [Read more...] about Tuesday Rockpile: How much career—and morale—does Charlie Blackmon have left?