Rockies and Venezuela

Edgmer Escalona in Venezuela: A Quest for Growth

The Rockies pitcher is showing a blazing fastball in his native country, and tries to show he has grown up -- on and off the field.

The Rockies and Venezuela: The Home Country's Constant Attention

While players moving from high school or college to the minor leagues and later from the minors to the majors might seem like a run-of-the-mill baseball event for most American fans, players from Venezuela are met with far more scrutiny than their USA-born counterparts.

The Rockies and Venezuela: The Critical Support of Family

Transitioning from their home country to USA Pro baseball is always difficult. Today, we hear from 2 parents.

The Rockies and Venezuela: Life In the Venezuelan Leagues

The Rockies employ many seasoned Venezuelan veterans, but life wasn't always MLB salaries for these guys. Join us in Part 2 of our Venezuelan series.

Jonathan Herrera: Improvements Are There, Still Has Things to Prove

Jonathan Herrera, a possible outsider on the 2012 Colorado Rockies, sees improvement in his game, and hopes to turn heads and earn a roster spot at season's beginning.

How the Colorado Rockies are a Keystone in the Venezuelan Pipeline to MLB

The Colorado Rockies have recently taken a stronger interest in Venezuelan baseball players. Venezuela has had a strong interest in the Rockies since their inception.

Ramon Hernandez Cherishes the Opportunity to Mentor Young Catchers and Pitchers

Ramon Hernandez has been brought in to mentor a young pitching staff and catching corps. Rather than a burden, Hernandez considers it an honor to provide what he never had.

Rafael Betancourt: Man of Many Roles For the Colorado Rockies

Rafael Betancourt has been viewed as a leader and hard worker in the Rockies' organization since acquired from the Cleveland Indians.

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