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Beeks could have key role as bullpen's most seasoned lefty

@harding_at_mlb
February 26, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Rockies have always liked difficult-to-detect, jerky motion from a left-handed reliever. Plug in Jalen Beeks. Last year, Brent Suter filled that role with distinction, with a 3.38 ERA in 57 games while holding and holding opponents to the second-lowest average exit velocity (84 mph) and third-lowest

Montgomery relishing 'big expectations' at Rox camp

@harding_at_mlb
February 26, 2024

This story was excerpted from Thomas Harding's Rockies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies outfield prospect Benny Montgomery’s extended 2023 energized him for '24. Colorado’s top pick in 2021 out of Red Land High

9 ways Minor League teams are celebrating Black baseball history

@BensBiz and @JoshJacksonMiLB
in 4 hours

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Stream in-market Rockies games live in 2024

@bmags94
February 14, 2024

Major League Baseball announced an in-market streaming option to watch the Rockies during the 2024 MLB season.

Jones with 'a ton to prove' after stellar rookie year

@harding_at_mlb
February 25, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones’ sizzling final two months of 2023 led to a winter of adulation, rankings among the game’s best young players and speculation of stardom. Jones, though, was past the highlights and numbers and planning to shore up the weaknesses the moment he packed his

Toglia, Goodman show off power with back-to-back homers

@harding_at_mlb
February 25, 2024

PHOENIX -- Rockies manager Bud Black’s message is that playing time is available for younger players swinging well, so Michael Toglia and Hunter Goodman sent their own messages during the second inning on Sunday afternoon. Toglia, a 2018 first-round Draft pick who has seen Major League time the last two

1 dark horse candidate to make each Opening Day roster

@Theo_DeRosa
February 25, 2024

From seasoned veterans to up-and-coming young players, Spring Training provides an opportunity for everyone to shine. While only 26 players per club will crack the Opening Day roster when all is said and done, those who stand out during the spring often find themselves rewarded. With the help of each

Rox top OF prospects making big strides in spring

@harding_at_mlb
February 24, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies outfield prospect Jordan Beck, ranked 81st on the MLB Pipeline Top 100, had answers that are always right. During a situational hitting drill on a practice field behind the main grounds of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick -- before Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the D-backs

Relief prospect Hill brings the heat in spring debut

@harding_at_mlb
February 24, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies right-handed relief prospect Jaden Hill’s fastball reached 99.2 mph on Saturday afternoon. Was it his first trip on the fast lane to the Majors? The Rockies drafted Hill in the second round in 2021 out of LSU, even though he had Tommy John surgery on his

New dad McMahon looking to fatherly advice

@harding_at_mlb
February 23, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon is floating on new-dad glee and little sleep after he and his wife, Natalie, welcomed their first child, a daughter, Austyn Brooke, on Tuesday. That’s real life and, as he says, “She’s awesome.” But maybe he will bottle some of that grateful

Montero starts spring strong with monster blast

@harding_at_mlb
February 23, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Rockies’ Elehuris Montero provided a 449-foot answer on Friday to the question frequently asked: Can he bring the swing of the final weeks of last season into 2024? Montero’s fourth-inning homer off the Diamondbacks’ Chris Rodriguez opened the scoring during the Rockies’ 3-0 victory in the

Injuries & Moves: Gilbreath, Williams updates

February 21, 2024

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Fernandez ready to prove himself in Spring Training

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February 23, 2024

This story was excerpted from Thomas Harding's Rockies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Bryant sees joy, fun as keys for turnaround in '24

@harding_at_mlb
February 22, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Upon signing his seven-year, $182 million contract with the Rockies in 2022, Kris Bryant harkened back to carefree youth days when his teams from Las Vegas made annual trips to Colorado. However, his search to relive happy days has brought him injury after injury. But during the

Ohio State coach named son after friend Todd Helton

@jesus_cano88
February 22, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- According to Ohio State baseball coach Bill Mosiello, one of the greatest signs of respect you can show someone who has positively impacted your life is naming your children after them. That’s why, upon learning of his third son’s impending arrival, Mosiello had no hesitation in honoring

Bard in camp, but mound work a ways away

February 21, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. -- The Rockies had some good news walk through the clubhouse door Wednesday at Salt River Fields. Closer Daniel Bard returned to Spring Training camp. He was sporting a bandage wrapped around his left knee, where earlier this month he tore his meniscus in a freak injury while

Rox catchers see careers intertwine once more

Díaz, Stallings together again after coming up with Pirates
@harding_at_mlb
February 20, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Elias Díaz set a Rockies record by catching in 126 games last season, and he will never turn away from playing time. But since the club would rather rest him more this year, he at least has an old friend to handle the games when he’s not

Top power-hitting prospects -- one from each team

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 21, 2024

Slugging percentage, isolated slugging percentage, exit velocity, hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, good old-fashioned dingers. Power is one of the most qualitative, and thus easiest to measure, tools in the game of baseball. It’s also one of the most tantalizing and mesmerizing as tape-measure shots draw the most oohs and aahs

Gold Glover Doyle turns to a different method to help swing

@harding_at_mlb
February 19, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies center fielder Brenton Doyle won a Gold Glove Award last year as a rookie, but a swing that produced a .203 batting average with 35 percent strikeout rate needed help. But Doyle adopted a new method to address his swing late last season, when he turned

Two lefty prospects in line for a big league chance with Rox

@harding_at_mlb
February 19, 2024

This story was excerpted from Thomas Harding's Rockies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Left-handed pitching prospects Joe Rock and Carson Palmquist hope to be part of the answer to the question that has hung

Bouchard aiming to add power, take over starting job in right

@harding_at_mlb
February 18, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Outfielder Sean Bouchard was a ninth-round 2017 Draft pick out of UCLA who never reached the top of the Rockies’ prospect charts, but he proved to possess exactly what the team needed: a hitting approach that travels. In two short Major League snippets, Bouchard has given signs

All eyes on closer competition in Rockies camp

@harding_at_mlb
February 17, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies right-handed relievers Justin Lawrence and Tyler Kinley throw different breaking pitches, but measurements show they are equally nasty. They’ve also had big moments as middle relievers and setup men. But going into 2024, with Daniel Bard’s spring slowed because of a knee injury, either Lawrence or

Rodgers quiets the noise, focuses on present with Rockies

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February 16, 2024

This story was excerpted from Thomas Harding’s Rockies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

'I am who I am': Rockies' Lambert fighting for starting spot

@harding_at_mlb
February 16, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Last year, Rockies right-hander Peter Lambert reached the goal of becoming what manager Bud Black called a “regular, normal pitcher” again. Now Lambert’s job is to prove his normal is exceptional enough to earn him a spot in the season-opening rotation. Between Lambert’s 19 starts his rookie