Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2013 (21) | 2012 (16) | 2011 (10) | 2010 (10) | 2009 (20)

2013 Affiliate Records
MLB: [74-88] NL West
AAA: [67-76] Pacific Coast League – Colorado Springs
AA: [68-70] Texas League — Tulsa
A+: [75-65] California League – Modesto
A: [63-73] South Atlantic League – Asheville
A(ss): [34-42] Northwest League — Tri-City

Graduated Prospects
Nolan Arenado (3B); Corey Dickerson (OF)

The Run Down
I must admit, I’m quite impressed with this Rockies farm, and after writing a thousand or so words on its best and brightest prospects, I’m in need of cigarette.  Don’t get me wrong here, this isn’t a top tier organization, but from the perspective of upside and potential fantasy impact, this Rockies org isn’t far behind the powerhouse systems of the Twins, Cubs, Astros, and Cardinals.  Pitching headlines this group — Jonathan Gray brings a Gerrit Cole-type projection, and Eddie Butler could be the Michael Wacha of 2014.  The seven hitters that follow Gray and Butler all bring considerable offensive tools and big fantasy ceilings, themselves.  Sure, there’s plenty of risk with this group, but you gotta admire this collection of raw talent.

Top Ten Fantasy Prospects
1.  Jonathan Gray, RHP:
 There were plenty of talent evaluators who put Jonathan Gray at the top of their draft boards this past summer, ahead of Mark Appel, ahead of Kris Bryant, ahead of everyone.  That’s not the way it ended up, of course — Gray went 3rd overall to the Rockies — but suffice to say, no one would have been astonished had Gray been the first name off the board, which should speak volumes about the kind of low-risk potential the 22-year-old brings to Colorado.  Also speaking volumes on that topic:  1.93 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 through 9 starts between Rookie-level and High-A.  With a fastball that touches elite velocity, a plus slider, and a plus change, Gray projects like a top-of-the-rotation arm, and he should be ready for a big league look at some point in 2014.  ETA:  2014

2.  Eddie Butler, RHP:  Butler busted out in grand fashion in 2013, posting a 1.80 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a K/9 at 8.6 through 28 starts across 3 levels (A-, A+, AA).  His repertoire is very similar to Gray’s, featuring a power heater, a plus slider, and an outstanding changeup.  The 22-year-old shouldn’t need much more time in the minors, and he’s a prime candidate for an early summer call-up.  Michael Wacha has taught us not to sleep on anyone tossing a filthy change.  Butler certainly fits in that category.  ETA:  2014

3.  David Dahl, OF:  Dahl made only 42 plate appearances in 2013 before a torn hamstring ended his season.  He also had a curious little misjudgment to begin the season, which has raised some character concerns.  He’s just 19-years-old, so there’s plenty of time to put those worries behind him, and he’s far too talented to ignore from a dynasty league perspective.  Being so, I’ll reiterate what I wrote on him last year, when he ranked #1 in this system:  “The 10th overall pick in June, Dahl debuted at rookie-level Grand Junction and obliterated the competition.  The 18-year-old hit .379/.423/.625 with 41 XBH (!!!) in only 306 PA.  He’ll move up to full-season ball in 2013, but there’s no doubt that Dahl’s on the fast track.  The ceiling on this one is enormous.”  ETA:  2016

4.  Rosell Herrera, SS:  After struggling at Low-A for a sizable chunk of the 2012 season, Herrera returned to Asheville last spring, and remained there through year’s end, posting a line at .343/.419/.515 with 16 HR and 21 SB.  Regardless of the fact that he was repeating a level, that’s a big line for a shortstop.  There are skills here to help across the board in fantasy.  Provided the 21-year-old can stick at short, the upside here is large.  ETA:  2015

5.  Kyle Parker, OF/1B:  Parker brings serious power to this organization, a tool that will only play up, considering the ballpark in which he’ll soon be spending his days.  Limited athleticism has scouts forecasting a shift to 1B, and the Rockies have already begun that transition.  Parker, age 24, posted an OPS at .836 in a full season at Double-A Tulsa in 2013.  He’ll likely step up to Triple-A to begin next season, on track for arrival in mid-to-late summer.  ETA:  2014

6.  Trevor Story, SS:  After a promising first year of full-season ball in 2012, Story entered 2013 with big expectations.  He failed to meet those expectations by a giant margin, posting an ugly .233/.305/.394 line on the season at High-A Modesto.  The 21-year-old will likely return to Modesto in 2014, where he’ll look to reclaim the title of “Rockies shortstop of the future” — a moniker now belonging to Rosell HerreraETA:  2015

7.  Tom Murphy, C:  Viewed as a better receiver than Wilin Rosario, Murphy is positioned to take over the everyday duties behind the dish at Coors before long.  The 22-year-old posted a .975 OPS in the hitter-friendly environment of the California league in 2013, earning a late-season promotion to Double-A, where he’s likely to begin 2014.  With pop to hit 20+ HR at a premium position, the fantasy intrigue here is crystal clear.  ETA:  2015

8.  Raimel Tapia, OF:  It’s tough to go bonkers over a guy who hasn’t yet reached the full-season level, but I’ll admit, it was hard for me to not rank Tapia higher given his ridiculous line in the Rookie-level Pioneer League:  .357/.399/.562.  This is an outfielder oozing with tools, and he has the potential to soar up to the top of this list by this time next year.  The 19-year-old will be an interesting guy to keep an eye on at Low-A Asheville next season.  ETA:  2017

9.  Ryan McMahon, 3B:  McMahon, a 2nd round pick last June, posted a .984 OPS at the same level as Tapia.  The 18-year-old is touted for an advanced approach and good raw power, but as is the case with all prospects this inexperienced, we’ll know a lot more once he’s endured the heightened competition, as well as the drag of his first full season.  ETA:  2017

10.  Tyler Anderson, LHP:  Anderson is by far the least interesting guy on this list, but the big-framed southpaw is widely viewed as a safe bet to work his way into a big league rotation as an innings eater.  Given his low-risk nature, he’s a name to know as he pushes through the upper levels next season, but it’s important to realize that his potential impact is nowhere near the level of the others above.  ETA:  2015

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TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
8 years ago

Any ideas when you plan to get the 2014 top fantasy prospects list out btw? I mean the best prospects around going into 2014, not best ones purely for that year.

That’s always awesome for offseason trading purposes when dealing prospects.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

Estrada/burnett guy that loves T.Jungmann (mine) likely has better deal for Estrada (as he should). are either of these fair and good for me
1. jungmann and my 80th overall pick 2014 for s.burnett and 38th overall 2014 or
2. jungmann and my 50th overall 2014 for his s.burnett and 8th overall 2014.
if I had 8th I could get one of j.gray/Bryant/appel/j.nelson/Shipley P ARI/a.meadows OF PIT//Kohl stewart P MIN/Ervin OF CIN/Moran 3B MIA/d.smith 1B NYM/renfroe OF SD/plawecki c/1B NYM./Frazier OF CLE.
I don’t yet know much of anything concerning these teams as, neither you nor BA have lists out. TEX/CLE/SEA/HOU/KC/MIN, so there could be high end guys there too, other than 1st round draft picks.
3.would it be worth it to give my 20th and jungmann for his 8th and burnett? those guys look pretty good.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

found out our long draft (5 rounds, i only have picks in 1,3,4,5) starts january 6th. problem is by then, you’ll only be through less than 14 of your teams, and baseball america seemingly is on a similar schedule to you. So i’ll be trying to scramble the last 11 teams together from either your last year team rankings and what else…. baseball prospectus isn’t out by january 6th. I can find the 2013 MLB draft list, but I don’t know how deep down it the players are valuable. I know after 1/3 of your team reports the weaker teams (the ones you have out already) on average have 6.6 players per 10 already owned. at this rate (which will probably be even worse as we get into the better farms) i’ll need to be aware of at least the remaining top 10 guys for all of your teams and likely the first 2 rounds of this past year’s draft. I’ll soon be going over your last year’s posts for the remaining 20 teams and asking if any of these people have fallen off the face of it, so I know who to avoid, at least. thanks.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: actually found out from BA website that by january 6th (coupled with all of your team reports) the only 6 teams i’ll not have good info and top 10 lists on will be CLE/MIN/KC/TEX/HOU/SEA. All 24 others will have been finished by you or them.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

same guy wouldn’t move sims nor graham nor martin but i did do in the same 3 minutes
1. dempster (14 mil) for juan legares (grey told me he’s somewhat worthwhile) and d.hale P ATL.
and
2. after talking to grey and finding i’d rather have erasmo, my a.j. griffin for his erasmo and 5th rounders in both 2014 and 2015. very early in this year’s 5th round.
also this will probably go through
3. my taylor jungmann for opp’s estrada and s.burnett.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

somebody wants salcedo MI (prospectus lists him as 3B). He has fallen off of the top 10 ATL prospects at baseball america and didn’t have a good AA year and steamer doesn’t project much this year. I really have no other decent possible corner prospect though, so I guess I should hold onto him. Is Sims that much better than M.Cabrera such that
Cabrera and Salcedo for
Sims would be doable?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this owner of sims also doesn’t have any MI prospects I have tons. What about putting salcedo and one of these
gumbs NYY
d.robertson OAK
for sims

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

guy doesn’t stop coming after d’arnaud. original offer was
cowart MI LAA (this guy seems to rank pretty high)
swihart C BOS
farquar P SEA
. He added
138th overall this year pick
round 3 2015 pick.
Is this enough? If not would it be if I replaced Farquar with Cook P OAK?

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
8 years ago

Putting this out in the hope you see this quickly! Here’s what I sent to Grey:

Dude’s got other offers so I gotta come to you rather than Scott for some quick advice.

Be dealing for B Hamilton, which of these pitching prospects would you do straight up for him:

A Bradley, T Rosenthal, R Stephenson, K Crick.

Would do Crick or Stepho obviously but I not sure I have time for much negotiations. Would you accept him for Bradley or Rosie too if that’s what it took?

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: Interesting so you’re not as high on Hamilton as Grey, he’d take any of those guys over him. Sounds like I’ve gotta do some negotiating though as he’s come back with a far too optimistic offer. I’m hoping he’ll take my Stephenson and 1 other (not Bradley or Rosie) offer.

But tell me this, sounds like you prefer Springer quite considerably over B Hamilton. That because of hitting/on base concerns with B-Ham? It’s an OBP league so im not as fussed if he only hits .250, as long as he can take a walk.

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
Reply to  TheNewGuy
8 years ago

@TheNewGuy: I mean Grey would take Hamilton over any of those guys mentioned, obviously.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

after asking grey about a j griffin’s value he seems to just be a large sized control artist (albeit in a pitcher park). if that’s right would this be any good? this team was just short of playoffs last year. deep dynasty league.
griffin
for
Ranaudo P BOS
2nd Round 2015
Goodwin OF NYY

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: guy didn’t wait for me and traded both of those guys for billy butler today.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

taylor jungmann P MIL (1st rounder from 2011) seems legitimately terrible, yes? I am trying to move dempster’s anchor contract and found somebody who likes jungmann (probably due to his high draft slot). he’s offering estrada and burnett for him. I should quickly grab those 2 for a guy you have 10th on MIL’s board, yes. I told the guy i’d think about it.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: at first i thought i could unload dempster to this guy as well, but no. so it’s just an is jungmann for estrada and burnett good? i’m thinking yes.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

what is the news with louis coleman P KC? Should I be more interested in him than LAA’s R J Alvarez?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

now he is also willing to take dempster off of me. If i take away 1 of those prospects and a pick, but add 1 or 2 of dempster/erasmo/medlen, making it
dempster and sale
for
goodwin/de paula/hamels/2 of (robertson/medlen/erasmo)/2015 2nd round pick/
is this doable?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

Sale guy keeps coming. is this any good?
hamels (15 mil)
goodwin OF WAS
126 overall this year pick
2015 round 2 pick
either both of
ranaudo P BOS/De Paula P NYY
and no phelps (i don’t think Phelps is that great anyway, nor whether he even has a roster spot)
or all of above except with Phelps and one of Ranaudo/De Paula
for my
Sale.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: he seems to prefer giving de paula over ranaudo, but since ranaudo hasn’t been good for a few years i like that myself better.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

here’s an idea of mine
my
dempster (14 mil)
d.robertson MI OAK
110 overall 2014 pick
3rd round 2015 pick
for
arenado
137th overall 2014 pick

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

tell me if any of these are good deals, and if not, how bad.
1. opp’s
phelps P NYY
De Paula P NYY
2014 66th overall pick
2015 5th round pick
cecchini MI NYM
marrero MI BOS
ranaudo P BOS
since I already have too many MI prospects i may be able to replace one of cecchini/marrero with c. garcia P WAS.
for my Sale with 2 year 6 million per year more so 6.4 in 2015/2016.

2. my D’arnaud for Opp’s
b.swihart C BOS (supposedly decent switch hitting catcher, but young)
farquar P SEA (don’t know if he’s still closer but i’d doubt he has any sort of guarantee that he does)
k.cowart (if this dude had any kind of AA year I’d buy this trade immediately, but he didn’t at all)
at least this deal is able to be accounted for somewhat, and likely fair.
3. 3rd round pick this year (68th overall) when 350 players are already out of the minors on rosters for my Beltran. This seems so ridiculously lowball that it’s laughable, i think.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Sale’s got a 2 year extension given by the previous owner (it also locks player up contract-wise, but could franchise him and have to pay real life contract, but keep him for the entirety of it, or dump him and get stuck for half the money)

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

None are good

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

is opp’s drew vettleson OF TB a good trade for my r j alvarez P LAA? I could use prospect OF since I only have
rosario OF/MI MIN (and he could very likely not qualify at OF by the time he actually gets up)
wates OF NYY.
i’m deeper at P with M.Cabrera ATL/Heredia PIT/Jungmann MIL/alvarez LAA/Fien MIN (he shouldn’t actually qualify for minors though)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: dumping off dempster, attempting to grab robertson (NYY); assuming robertson’s only a holds guy this year, still good if I need to free up cash? robertson is 1.6 mil vs 14 mil.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry to do this piecemeal, but robertson owner has already sent trade offer elsewhere,so would this be good ?
rj alvarez P LAA
dempster
for
vettleson
robertson
3.18 or 3.24 pick this year (overall 78 or 84).

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: never mind, that other trade went through already. I’m hoping to move dempster and 20th overall pick for 1-4th pick.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: that’s true, but I sure hope the nap i took wasn’t at the expense of me getting Robertson for Dempster. I really need to get rid of his anchor contract. there’s decent but not great SP on waivers for minimum (only like 5 of them, but still)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

in my 30 man dynasty with 20 man minor rosters somehow gray is still available, and it doesn’t sound like I have to ask if he’d easily be the best thing I could draft at 20th overall. Also sounds like I should try to trade up to get him, huh? Tapia sounds interesting as well.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i’m guessing I maybe should attempt to trade for the 1st overall pick for gray, then?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: there are about 350 minor league guys already on rosters, some of those are quad A types () others are guys who aren’t still minors applicable and will be brought up come season time, the best guys from your already existing 10 team lists and/or just mentioned were hursh/ynoa/jimmy nelson//MAG/appel/bryant/gray (not sonny). it looks as if nobody bid during all star break on at least those 2 early pick names. Give me some spot to go (or should I just look up a list of the first 2 or 3 rounds of last year’s draft?) for deep prospect lists, if you could. we as of right now max out at 20 minor leaguers per team (although most have under 15, and we get to draft 5 more fairly soon, unless we attempt to go over 20, which we can’t)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: with all of those guys available, maybe I shouldn’t trade up from 20 to say, a top 5 then?

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
8 years ago

@Ra’zball Al Ghul: @Scott Evans: Two razzball stories in one day, Sorry Scott, I didn’t notice your article until a day later. Great and exciting writup. 2 slightly off topics this writeup got me excited about, as Ra’zball Al Ghul said, I totally stoked for Nolan Arendado’s 2014 and you mentioning my Cubbies as a “powerhouse system”. I wish they had more pitching, but I’m excited like a kid going to Disney World.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

what do you think about c j edwards P CHI (used to be TEX prospect), little guy with insane stats through A- up to A+ last year? superprospect guy won’t move any superprospects (possibly buxton, but not wheeler/correa/springer/cosart/bundy. 2. what about m.montgomery, seems to be a dude who had crazy hype and has done nothing but f’up. Owner really is trying to sell me on montgomery but could see c j edwards being a crazy RP phenom like carmart looked through most of the playoffs last year.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: hoping i can trade for him cheap enough that I won’t mind if only ends up as great holds guy.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: no go on the cheap, the dude has apparently moved up CUBS prospect list at baseball america to the third one.

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
8 years ago

Still workin on the Bradley/Springer deal, though think i’ll take it anyway if I can’t leech more value out of his.

Guess I better talk about Dahl as I have him and this is about the Rockies. Now I could have had Puig instead last offseason but I followed your and others guts (not literally) and went for Dahl. Went horribly wrong and im still cursing it now, but you can only make your decision and then hope for the best. Think Dahls got much value right now though in a 80 man prospect pool format?

I’d hate to dump him after seeing what I could have got instead, but I need to be realistic and if he’s probably not gonna be in the top 80 after my prospect draft (so including recent draftees) then I might aswell cut bait on him and draft a new kid. Only a handful of ABs last year makes him a lot further behind where he should be by now.

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: Well the pool will basically consist of the top 80 players who are still rookie eligable. But yeah I guess going by that, Dahl should still be in this list.

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: Still think he could become the next Mike Trout if everything works out, minus a little speed? That makes him pretty much undroppable based on potential alone.

TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: Ha, I meant in terms if BA and EXB prowess along with good power, can’t ignore the Coors appeal. BUt yeah top 25 sounds pretty appealing, think ill keep him on board for now.

New team in my league and sounds like B Hamilton is available. A speedster with potential to dominate a cat is pretty appealing to me. Who could I consider dealing out of prospects: Dahl, Rosenthal, Bradley (too much?), G Sanchez, Stephenson or Crick.

Grey
Admin
8 years ago

Hey, you get my emails? Last I heard from you was some email you were in the Ukraine… I think someone hacked your account, fyi… Unless you are in the Ukraine…

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
8 years ago

Hey Scott,
How do you think Corey Hart will hit this year? I have him in a dynasty league and am trying to decide whether to keep him or not.

Thanks!

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: Okay, thanks. Those numbers sound good to me!

claw dog
claw dog
8 years ago

hey scott quick question.

I was lucky enough to win the consolation bracket in my league so I get the first pick in the minor league draft. Buxton and Bryant are both available. I’m leaning towards Buxton since I’m pretty sure hes the top prospect in all of baseball, but his short performance in AFL got me a little nervous and seeing how well Bryant did is making me wonder.

Thanks Scott!

Aubrrey Plaza'z Pillow
Aubrrey Plaza'z Pillow
8 years ago

i know I can’t do this yet, before I trade away dempster for anything at least to free money (he’s 14 million, and may be able to fetch one of those superprospects mentioned above) but is this deal any good. My
Sale (.425 mil, could franchise and keep over whole deal, when he gets one)
for his
Ranaudo P BOS
Goodwin OF WAS
Hamels P PHI (15 mil)
He also has
Puello OF NYM
Fulmer P NYM
Carpenter MI/CI STL (.4 mil)

I have Lowrie MI OAK (1.15 mil)
1. is this deal good as is? (after I dump Dempster’s huge 14 mil anchor contract,hopefully for superprospect)
2. if so are either of Puello and/or Fulmer better than Goodwin/Ranaudo?
3. Do you agree Carpenter’s better than Lowrie? I think he’s a much better pure hitter and isn’t the crazy injury risk Lowrie is (and cheaper, and more positions). It’s possible I could throw in my Lowrie for his Carpenter.
4. If Carpenter is worth more, would it be even if I added in one of
A.Gumbs MI NYY
C.Phelps MI BAL (this guy appears to be cuttable as soon as I get over my prospect max amount)
D. Robertson MI OAK
E.Salcedo MI ATL
I have a lot of MI prospects, but pretty few OF or CI ones.
So if this is true it would end up Sale/one of those crappy MI prospects/Lowrie for Carpenter/Hamels/goodwin or puello/ranaudo or fulmer.
could just keep sale as piece of the future, of course.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Scott Evans
8 years ago

@Scott Evans: at least with the super prospects guy it’s a no go. he’ll only move buxton and I think it would cost too much. some other dude is trying to move harvey. I might start sniffing around over there.

Ra'zball Al Ghul
Ra'zball Al Ghul
8 years ago

Oh hayyyl yes.
Rox fanatic in Denver here, you got me all hot & bothered with this here post.

1) From what you know about Gray – can he be an effective ground ball pitcher at Coors?

2) Herrera is the most intriguing to me. He put up beautiful numbers in 2013. You think he could be the next Addison Russell-ish hyped middle infielder?

3) Could you see Parker being a long-term-ish solution at 1B? I’m not stoked about the concustador… Or with Murphy on the way would Rosario go to 1B? I wish we had something to bank on at 1B. Cuddyer would have been a fine enough option this year…

4) Story fell off my radar last year, disappointing to say the least.

5) I’m so amped about Arenado this year, glad Grey is feelin it too

Thanks for the love!