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04-07

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The Call-Up: Kyle Freeland & Antonio Senzatela
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

03-23

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Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way
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David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

03-22

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Colorado Rockies
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Wilson Karaman

03-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: One Not-So-Fine Day
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Rob Mains

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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Rubbing Mud: Corey Dickerson is Weird
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Matthew Trueblood

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin Bullpens
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Bryan Grosnick, Eric Roseberry and Jared Wyllys

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets
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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

12-22

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Deep, But Playable: What are the Rockies Doing?
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Craig Goldstein

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Colorado Chronometer
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Kenny Ducey, Aaron Gleeman, Patrick Dubuque and Jared Wyllys

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Two-Step
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Bryan Grosnick

09-02

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The Call-Up: Raimel Tapia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

08-30

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Rubbing Mud: Incremental Improvement In Denver
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Matthew Trueblood

08-20

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The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman
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James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Call-Up: David Dahl
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Just For the Record
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Ashley Varela

06-28

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Prospectus Feature: Tulo's Bat Is As Cold As The Rockies
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Aaron Gleeman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!
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Daniel Rathman

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Don't Ever Get Used to Coors Field
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Nicolas Stellini

05-24

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Baseball Therapy: Framing the At-Bat
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Russell A. Carleton

05-21

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Raising Aces: Shades of Gray
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Doug Thorburn

04-29

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Prospectus Feature: Goodbye, April: You Are Not Special
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Rob Mains

04-25

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What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia?
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Ashley Varela

04-14

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What You Need to Know: The Return Of The Four-Out Save
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Demetrius Bell

04-11

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What You Need to Know: The Fella's Last Name Is Story
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Ashley Varela

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Need Cano Basehits!
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Demetrius Bell

04-06

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Rubbing Mud: An Aptitude for Altitude
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Matthew Trueblood

03-31

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Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists
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Demetrius Bell

03-28

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

02-08

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Tools of Ignorance: Forget It, Jake
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Jeff Quinton

01-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Latest Rockies Identity
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Matthew Trueblood

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: There Were Four In the Bed and the Little One Said...
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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Rubbing Mud: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Charlie?
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Matthew Trueblood

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: A Motte in the Dark
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R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford

11-25

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball Players Hit Women, Too
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Meg Rowley

09-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Searching for Silver Bullets
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J.J. Jansons

05-14

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Rubbing Mud: Very Bad But Not (Altogether) Boring
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Matthew Trueblood

04-14

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Baseball Therapy: Hit the Pitcher Eighth?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-08

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What You Need to Know: A Shift in Colorado
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Chris Mosch

04-07

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Rubbing Mud: Don't Trade Tulo
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Matthew Trueblood

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: It's Olivera Now, Baby Blue
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R.J. Anderson

03-19

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Every Team's Moneyball: Colorado Rockies: Trouble with the Curve
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Dan Rozenson

02-11

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Rumor Roundup: Phillies' Dream: Veteran Who Catches AND Plays Shortstop
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Daniel Rathman

02-09

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Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
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R.J. Anderson

02-06

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Daisy Cutter: Baseball's Greatest One-Hit Wonder
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Sahadev Sharma

02-05

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Transaction Analysis: An Ax To Sign
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R.J. Anderson

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-22

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2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

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April 7, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Kyle Freeland & Antonio Senzatela

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

Breaking down the back end of the Rockies rotation.

The Situation: Coors Field is an unceasing, Kakfaesque nightmare for pitchers. It has the same gravitational resistance to big flies as the surface of Ganymede. You might as well be trying to grip a snooker ball when you break off a curve. But somebody has to take two-fifths of these starts.

The Background: Freeland was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft out of the University of Evansville, and used his advanced four-pitch repertoire to move quickly through the minors despite missing time in 2015 shoulder fatigue and bone chips in his elbow. Freeland wasn’t as dominant in the minors as you’d expect a pitching prospect of his pedigree, but he also didn’t encounter any real bumps in the road—on the field at least.

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David's article may be recorded for quality assurance, Mo asks ballplayers to gather ye TOOTBLANs while ye may, and Zack celebrates the model mid-90s Rockies starter.

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It's all about the gloves, man.

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March 6, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: One Not-So-Fine Day

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Rob Mains

For which pitchers did a few bad outings color our perception?

Mitchel Lichtman (aka MGL), sabermetrician and co-author of The Book, recently had a post on his blog that I liked a lot for two reasons.

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Which young pitchers does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

PECOTA assigns each player a “breakout rate” for the upcoming season based on their odds of beating their established level of recent performance by at least 20 percent, with historical player comps serving as an important factor. Because the entire system is based on regressed-to-the-mean, 50th percentile projections, breakout rate identifies the players most likely to leave that in the dust for their 70th, 80th, and 90th percentile upsides.

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What if a hitter swung at literally every pitch he saw?

No batter should swing at every pitch they see. That would be preposterous. Relatively few batters should swing even half the time. For most guys, patience and plate discipline are hard-won, valuable skills, the backbone of a successful approach. It would be so cool, though, if we could find a player who should swing at everything.

Imagine such a player. He’d have to be so prone to strikeouts that he could trade any chance of walks for the extra hacks and chances to make contact. He’d also need to have good power, to make up for his inevitably tepid on-base percentage. He’d also have to be unbelievably good at hitting pitchers’ pitches, even ones pretty far outside the strike zone, and hitting them hard—or at least, he’d need to be close to as good at that as he was at hitting pitches within the traditional hitting zone.

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Greg Holland chooses Colorado for his comeback, Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas stay in New York, Scott Feldman looks to eat innings in Cincinnati, and Boone Logan needs context.

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January 16, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets

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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus' power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass.

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There must be a method to Colorado's madness, although it's been hard to find in the past.

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich recently appeared on MLB Network Radio, and said of recent big-money signee Ian Desmond:

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Baltimore finds a Matt Wieters replacement, Milwaukee adds rotation depth, and Colorado buys a watch.

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Texas re-signs Carlos Gomez, while Ian Desmond leaves for a $70 million deal in Colorado.

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September 2, 2016 5:39 pm

The Call-Up: Raimel Tapia

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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

Just what Colorado needed: Another outfielder.

The Situation: The Rockies don't really need another outfielder on the roster. Their best outfield prospect, David Dahl, is already up and raking, and Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez have acquitted themselves well for the purple and black in 2016. But the calendar has turned to September, and the Rockies don't even merit a spot “in the hunt” on wild card race graphics, so why not give Raimel Tapia and his quirky swing a look-see.

The Background: A low-six figure signing for the Rockies out of the Dominican in 2010, Tapia quite literally has hit his way to the majors. Once stateside he never hit lower than .305 at any minor-league stop and has been a mainstay on BP prospect lists since Jason Parks first laid his lusty eyes on him on the backfields. The main question around the prospect was if his hyper-aggressive approach and unorthodox swing mechanics would succeed against better pitching. The returns from his stints in Hartford and Albuquerque are encouraging and have earned the 22-year-old a big-league cup of coffee

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