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Rox Pile 4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon’s role changing in 2020?

Colorado Rockies fans are accustomed to the bottom of the first inning at Coors Field starting off with The Outfield and “Your Love” blaring as Charlie Blackmon steps to the plate. However, they may have to wait a little longer to hear the song in the 2020 season. After hitting leadoff in 799 of the […] Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon’s role changing in 2020? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 8 hours ago
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 4, pitching changes

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 4, pitching changes

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Now that we’ve talked about a new way to pitch, here’s how to implement changes Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 1Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 3 Who’s starting? The last post addressed some of the macro-factors the Rockies can do to address some problems with pitching. Now, let’s look at some of the players for whom these solutions may be most relevant. For the pitchers I’m going to be talking about pitch design. We are just going to be looking which pitches are...
Purple Row 9 hours ago
Ranking the Rockies: Mike’s time with the Rockies is Dunn

Ranking the Rockies: Mike’s time with the Rockies is Dunn

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Mike Dunn’s Rockies’ career will live on through me occasionally wearing his “shirsey” Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with the lowest rWAR and end up with the player with the highest. ★ ★ ★ No. 32, Mike...
Purple Row 10 hours ago
Thursday Rockpile: The Rockies need a Parra type of guy

Thursday Rockpile: The Rockies need a Parra type of guy

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for Thursday, October 17, 2019 Why Gerardo Parra has become a surprising key for the Nationals in their World Series run | CBS Sports Isn’t it mystifying? A crowd rises and dances for a pinch hitter who’s slashing .234/.293/.391 with 38 runs, 48 RBI, eight stolen bases, and eight homers in 204 plate appearances — all to the soundtrack of an obnoxious kid’s song that threatens to get stuck in your head for days. Not when it’s Gerardo Parra. In the age of endless stats and head-bashing analytics, Parra has something that...
Rox Pile 11 hours ago

Colorado Rockies TV ratings among steepest drops in baseball in 2019

With the Colorado Rockies losing 20 more games in 2019 than they did in 2018, they also saw their TV ratings slide too. Maury Brown of Forbes recently released the regional TV networks ratings for the entire 2019 season and there was plenty of interesting information. While overall TV ratings were up slightly up (by […] Colorado Rockies TV ratings among steepest drops in baseball in 2019 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Oct 16, 2019

Colorado Rockies fans now pulling for Washington Nationals?

Make no mistake about it, the Baby Shark craze has crept into the minds of Colorado Rockies fans as October continues to evolve. It has nothing to do with the song, of course. It does, however, have everything to do with former Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra, who is now injecting his own brand of […] Colorado Rockies fans now pulling for Washington Nationals? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Oct 16, 2019

Colorado Rockies: The four most disappointing players of 2019

Let’s just say that 2019 didn’t exactly go as planned for the Colorado Rockies. After two straight playoff appearances, the Colorado Rockies were expected to be back in the hunt for a third straight year. They were not expected to finish 71-91, a distant 35 games out of first in the NL West and 18 […] Colorado Rockies: The four most disappointing players of 2019 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Oct 16, 2019
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 3, a new way to pitch

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 3, a new way to pitch

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Invent Driveline Denver, experiment with splitters, and for Pete’s sake stop throwing fastballs down Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 1Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2 Homegrown talent; or, why the Rockies should never spend money on pitching When the Rockies were struggling in the early 2010s, we got plenty of high draft picks. And credit to the organization, those players have developed into one of the better starting rotations in baseball. Let’s look at the Rockies pitching staff...
Purple Row Oct 16, 2019
Ranking the Rockies: Rico Garcia was fast-tracked to the majors and it didn’t go very well

Ranking the Rockies: Rico Garcia was fast-tracked to the majors and it didn’t go very well

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Garcia pitched lights out in Hartford, but struggled in Albuquerque and was promoted anyway due to injuries Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with the lowest rWAR and end up with the player with the highest. ★ ★...
Purple Row Oct 16, 2019
Wednesday Rockpile: Nolan and the made-up statistic

Wednesday Rockpile: Nolan and the made-up statistic

Photo by Norm Hall/ Rockies news and links for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Nolan Arenado endorses potential new defensive stat | DNVR ($) How does Nolan feel about the idea of forced errors? Well, if you read the headline, you already know he endorses this idea. Drew Creasman suggests that there is a fundamental difference between the following situations: Trea Turner hits the ball, and it goes through Daniel Murphy’s legs. E3. Trea Turner hits the ball, and Trevor Story makes a ridiculous stop somewhere in shallow left field, but his throw hits off Daniel Murphy’s glove, and...
Rox Pile Oct 15, 2019

Colorado Rockies: A look at three backup catchers on the free agent market

The Colorado Rockies head into the offseason needing to find some depth pieces for their roster and one of those depth pieces is a backup catcher. Entering the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies, by and large, have most of their starting position players figured out. Behind the plate, that is not an exception as the […] Colorado Rockies: A look at three backup catchers on the free agent market - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Oct 15, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon talks future, breakout season

After his first season-long stint with the Colorado Rockies, second baseman Ryan McMahon said it might be time for a little break. “Oh I’m taking a breath, man. This is my first time doing 162, I need a breath,” he told Rox Pile in an exclusive interview. That includes spending a little time at third […] Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon talks future, breakout season - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Oct 15, 2019
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2, the Coors Field problem

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2, the Coors Field problem

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The Rockies’ braintrust needs to put their energy toward taking advantage of Coors Field Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 1 The Coors Field Problem The fact that Coors Field is a difficult place to play might be the only thing anyone outside the NL West even knows about the Rockies. MLB.com decided to write a whole article on how Vladimir Guerrero Sr. had to call Jr. to tell him about hitting at Coors Field. I imagine the conversation was pretty short. “The ball breaks less. Oh, and there’s less air.” “Thanks Dad”. To be fair, he did hit...
Purple Row Oct 15, 2019
Ranking the Rockies: Chris Rusin’s season was nasty, brutish and short

Ranking the Rockies: Chris Rusin’s season was nasty, brutish and short

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Whatever Rusin had that made him great was completely lost in 2019 Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with the lowest rWAR and end up with the player with the highest. ★ ★ ★ No. 34, Chris Rusin (-0.2...
Purple Row Oct 15, 2019
Tuesday Rockpile: Nine years and nine closers for the Rockies?

Tuesday Rockpile: Nine years and nine closers for the Rockies?

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Wade Davis’ meltdown forcing Rockies into major bullpen decisions | Denver Post Paying your third highest salary to a pitcher with an 8.65 ERA leaves a huge void in the bullpen, and just as big of a hole in the Rockies’ pockets. Wade Davis seemed to be the answer when the ink was drying on his contract; instead, it has amounted to an inconsistency in the closer role that seemingly hasn’t gone away in years. The ‘most common closer’ table according to Baseball Reference says the Rockies...

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