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There is more than one way to find a Jon Gray

Rockies news and links for Sunday November 15, 2015.

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National League Rookies and the Many Ways to Acquire Young Talent – The Hardball Times

At The Hardball Times, Corinne Landrey overviews the many ways teams acquired the top rookies of 2015 season, which was a historic year for rookies. There are high draft picks, low draft picks, Rule 5ers, international free agents, and rebuilding trade returns. Because the Rockies goal at the moment should be to acquire young talent, this will be of interest for Rockies fans.

Rockies Year in Review: Jon Gray — Rox Pile

Isaac Marks at Rox Pile reviews 2012 number three draft pick Jon Gray's 2015. Different measures tell different stories about Gray's 40 innings. And those different measures tell different stories from the hopes being placed on him. It's all just a glimpse, so far. Gray in 2016 will be the single most compelling thing about the Rockies over the next 12 months.

On the farm: Colorado Rockies prospect profile Jeff Hoffman — BSN Denver

Jeff Hoffman—who the Rockies acquired as part of a rebuilding trade—and his developing arsenal are profiled here. Due to Hoffman's mid-90s fastball and the potential of his secondary pitches, especially his curveball, Seth Klusmire draws a comparison between Hoffman and Justin Verlander.