Colorado Rockies: Who’s the best candidate for cleanup hitter in 2023?
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by Joelle Milholm
1d ago
Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, January 27, 2023 Last week, the Purple Row community voted on the best cleanup hitter in the Rockies 30-year history. Todd Helton won with 47% of the vote, but Andrés Galarraga was close behind at 39%. The fun G.O.A.T. debate leads naturally to another question: Who should be the cleanup hitter for the Rockies in 2023? And because it’s so connected, who should be in the No. 3 spot? With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training Feb. 13-15 (depending on if they are participating in World Baseball Classic ..read more
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Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 24, Julio Carreras
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by Jeff Aberle
2d ago
Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images Carreras bounced back from a rough 2021 season in a big way in 2022 24. Julio Carreras (151 points, 21 ballots) Carreras is the highest-ranked of the three players on this edition of the PuRPs list who weren’t on the mid-season list (and the first position player revealed so far), having bounced back in a big way from a rough 2021 season all the way to a 40-man roster spot this off-season. The 23-year-old righty-hitting utility infielder was originally signed in 2017 as an 18-year-old with a $15,000 bonus, indicating he wasn’t highly though ..read more
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Thursday Rockpile: Hall of Fame voters continuing to hold Coors Field against Todd Helton is farcical
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by Evan Lang
2d ago
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, January 26th, 2023 “We’re not talking about performance-enhancing drugs here. Sign stealing has been going on for the past 100 years. There are teams who have used hidden cameras for years. Team employees flashed signs from outfield seats and scoreboards.” This is what national baseball writer for USA Today Bob Nightengale wrote while defending his choice to include Carlos Beltrán on his four-man Hall of Fame ballot this year. Beltrán — who was in his first year of candidacy and earned 46.5% of the vote while appear ..read more
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Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 25, Jackson Cox
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by Jeff Aberle
2d ago
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Cox has yet to make his professional debut, but has a lot of potential after being drafted 50th overall in 2022 25. Jackson Cox (149 points, 20 ballots) Cox was Colorado’s second-round pick in 2022, 50th overall, out of a rural high school in Washington state — the only high school player the Rockies drafted in that class. The 6’1” righty starter signed for a $1.85 million bonus — well over the pick’s $1.54 million slot value — to get him out of his commitment to Oregon. Cox has yet to make his professional debut, so the PuRPs ranking here indicates a belief in ..read more
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Wednesday Rockpile: Will these Rockies benefit from the new shift rules?
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by Skyler Timmins
2d ago
Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, January 25, 2023 In an effort to boost offense, MLB is instituting a no-shift rule for the 2023 season. The reactions have been mixed, but the overall idea is that if teams aren’t allowed to have more than two infielders on either side of second base and have to stay on the infield dirt pre-pitch then everything is going to improve for everyone. With spring training right around the corner, let’s explore how this rule could impact the Colorado Rockies lineup. First, let’s identify the Rockies that dealt with t ..read more
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Todd Helton misses Hall of Fame induction by 2.8 percent
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by Kenneth Weber
2d ago
Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images Colorado’s 17-year first baseman finished 11 votes shy of induction in his fifth year on the ballot The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the results of the 2023 Hall of Fame voting on Tuesday evening. The big news for Colorado Rockies fans was once again Todd Helton, whose eligibility for induction by the writers reached its midway point in his fifth year on the ballot. He finished with 72.2% of all Hall of Fame votes in 2023, just 2.8% short of induction. Eleven votes would have raised Helton to the 75% threshold. After elect ..read more
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Let’s just hope the 2023 Rockies have fun!
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by Renee Dechert
4d ago
Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via Getty Images Here’s how I’m approaching this season. The summer my niece was six, she played baseball — her first experience with organized sports. It was a league designed to help children learn the rules of the game, make some friends, and develop their sportsmanship skills. This involved some confusion and dropped balls, and it was not unlike herding cats, but the games were also a lot of fun. When a youngster would get a hit and make a beeline to third, everyone would yell in their positive-reinforcement voices, “No! No! Run the other way, to first ba ..read more
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Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 26, Case Williams
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by Jeff Aberle
4d ago
Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images The Colorado kid had a highly-successful 2022 season at three levels of minor league ball 26. Case Williams (141 points, 18 ballots) The 6’3” right-handed starter, who turns 21 next month, is likely best known as Colorado’s fourth-round pick out of Douglas County HS in 2020. Williams was traded to the Cincinnati Reds before he could debut with the Rockies, then was re-acquired in late July 2021 as part of the Mychal Givens trade. Williams began 2021 with Cincinnati’s A-ball affiliate as one of the younger players in the lea ..read more
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Tuesday Rockpile: The best Rockies nicknames throughout the years
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by Paul_Elliott
4d ago
Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 Baseball has provided some of the best nicknames for players over the decades. Great nicknames including the Big Unit, the Say-Hey Kid, Big Papi, and the GREAT BAMBINO! Between 2017-2019, MLB added the Players’ Weekend with relax rules on what players could wear and specialized jerseys that players could put their own nicknames on the nameplate to have player show their own uniqueness. Although MLB has yet to bring this event back after the pandemic season, the three years it did happen gave ..read more
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Colorado Rockies News: Three more Rockies minor league questions we want answered in 2023. 
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by Kenneth Weber
5d ago
Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, January 23, 2023 Last week, we dug into three prominent storylines for Colorado Rockies prospects in the upcoming season. The health and production of Peter Lambert and Ryan Rolison, the durability of Jaden Hill and progression of Brenton Doyle and Benny Montgomery in center field are important narratives this season, but not the only ones. With that in mind, let’s jump into three more questions pertaining to Colorado’s farm system we’re asking this season. Can Zac Veen reach the majors this se ..read more
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