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Purple Row Jun 14, 2019
Where do Rockies catchers rank in Statcast’s framing and pop time?

Where do Rockies catchers rank in Statcast’s framing and pop time?

Tony Wolters has one of the best pop times in baseball During the off-season, I argued that while not earth-shakingly good, the Rockies’ catchers were fine, and in some categories in the top third of the league. With this in mind, I decided to see what Statcast had to offer in terms of catching to evaluate where the Rockies’ catchers are as compared to the rest of the league. What I found surprised me, namely that Chris Iannetta and Tony Wolters are remarkably similar when it comes to rating their pitch framing ability — and neither are particularly elite. That said, Tony Wolters has...
Purple Row Jun 10, 2019
Monday Rockpile: Rockies to keep an eye on

Monday Rockpile: Rockies to keep an eye on

Rockies news and links for June 10, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Is Tony Wolters deserving of an All-Star berth? | Rox Pile The All-Star game is a month away, and we’ve started thinking about what Rockies players will make it to the roster. Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story will most likely be on there, but Tony Wolters has really stepped up his game and might make a spot. One of the past complaints about Wolters is that he hasn’t been a huge offensive contributor. This year, though, he’s been hitting .307 all while maintaining his solid play behind the plate. There’s stiff competition in...
Rox Pile Jun 9, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Is Tony Wolters deserving of an All-Star berth?

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cleveland is exactly a month away and there is already a debate brewing on whether or not Colorado Rockies’ catcher Tony Wolters is deserving of a roster spot. The Colorado Rockies already look to have locks with Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story to make the Mid-Summer Classic. However, […] Colorado Rockies: Is Tony Wolters deserving of an All-Star berth? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jun 4, 2019
Affected by Altitude: Recalibrating the Colorado Rockies

Affected by Altitude: Recalibrating the Colorado Rockies

The Purple Row podcasters talk about what they’ve changed their mind about so far in 2019 We thought we knew a lot about this team on Opening Day. The rotation would be rock solid, the offense would be frustrating, and Ian Desmond would continue to get booed at Coors Field. What a difference 58 games makes. In episode 5 of Affected by Altitude, Ben Kouchnerkavich, Sam Bradfield, Eric Garcia McKinley, and Nick Hertzog discuss the Rockies hot offense, their concerns about the rotation and bullpen, and the unexpected emergence of Tony Wolters, Ian Desmond, and others who are contributing...
Rox Pile Jun 3, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Tony Wolters reflects on his history-making hit

The scene is still etched vividly in the minds of Colorado Rockies fans. October 2, 2018. Extra innings at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card Game and the rest of the postseason hanging in the balance. Catcher Tony Wolters, hitting .170 during the regular season, came into the Wild […] Colorado Rockies: Tony Wolters reflects on his history-making hit - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post May 30, 2019
Newman: Tony Wolters should be the Rockies’ everyday catcher — he has surprised us all

Newman: Tony Wolters should be the Rockies’ everyday catcher — he has surprised us all

Wolters should be flirting with the 80 percent start mark that the Cubs' Willson Contreras has, instead of the 62 percent rate he's currently seeing.
Rox Pile May 29, 2019

Colorado Rockies injury update: Chris Rusin, Tony Wolters, Wade Davis

Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black gave updates on three of his players who are currently suffering from various injuries. Catcher Tony Wolters was a late scratch from the Colorado Rockies lineup on Tuesday night after suffering a right hand contusion during an at-bat in […] Colorado Rockies injury update: Chris Rusin, Tony Wolters, Wade Davis - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row May 28, 2019
Colorado Rockies game no. 53 thread: Merrill Kelly vs. Antonio Senzatela

Colorado Rockies game no. 53 thread: Merrill Kelly vs. Antonio Senzatela

Discussion thread as the Rockies try to win another one against the Arizona Diamondbacks The Colorado Rockies have pulled out some dramatic wins on this homestand. They will try to keep it up and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field again on Tuesday night. Antonio Senzatela will get the start against Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks. Start time: 6:40 MT Lineups: Tonight's #Dbacks starting lineup. #RattleOn pic.twitter.com/diOWSKZiX2— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 28, 2019 Change in the lineup -- #Rockies have scratched C Tony Wolters with a right hand contusion,...
The Denver Post May 26, 2019
Rockies rally in ninth inning to beat Orioles at Coors Field

Rockies rally in ninth inning to beat Orioles at Coors Field

When the Rockies finally got off their wild roller-coaster ride at Coors Field Sunday afternoon, they had a 8-7 victory over the Orioles, courtesy of a walk-off, base-loaded sacrifice fly to left by Tony Wolters.
Purple Row May 25, 2019
Get your Rockies shirts during BreakingT’s Memorial Day Sale

Get your Rockies shirts during BreakingT’s Memorial Day Sale

You too can go about your business ‘con mucho swagger.’ You’re enjoying your long weekend. You’re planning to watch the Colorado Rockies as they build on their exciting win Friday night to play a good weekend of baseball. What better time to add to your collection of Rockies t-shirts? Our friends at BreakingT are having a Memorial Day sale. There are a number of great options for Rockies fans. Our recent Raimel Tapia shirt comes to mind. You can also throw back to shirts that have Nolan Arenado and/or Tony Wolters. Here are the details: 20% off everything in the...
The Denver Post May 18, 2019
Rockies catcher Tony Wolters’ athleticism paying big dividends behind plate

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters’ athleticism paying big dividends behind plate

The quick release, soft hands and nimble feet -- things that Tony Wolters possessed when he entered pro baseball as a middle infielder -- are the very things he's utilizing to become a plus big-league catcher for the Rockies.

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