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Colorado Rockies prospects David Dahl, Jon Gray settle into next level competition

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It's good news on the farm from David Dahl and Jon Gray. Both struggled early in the season but are beginning to lock in.

David Dahl is meeting expectations in Double - A for the Rockies - The Denver Post

Irv Moss of The Denver Post gives an update on happenings down on the farm. Following a meeting with Rock Cats development supervisor, Ron Gideon, the Rockies’ top position player prospect, David Dahl, has been locked in so far during the month of May. Gideon saw Dahl struggle through the first month of the season and reached out to the young outfielder to encourage him not to neglect his full skill set. Dahl has since shown an adjustment to playing at a higher level of competition, claiming that at first he was "trying to do too much." Overexertion can be detrimental to the development of players with as much natural talent as Dahl.

Moss also has updates on Matt McBride and Tyler Matzek from director of player development Zach Wilson.

Gray turns out longest outing of the season - MiLB.com

After what was a troubling start for the Rockies' top prospect, Jon Gray put together his best start of the season on Thursday. Following his impressive outing, Tyler Maun caught up with Gray to find out what has turned around for the righty. Confidence is the catalyst for the 23 year old Gray, who will need to trust his stuff in order to overcome the mental challenges of the big stage and pitching at Coors Field.

Brown to rejoin Rockies for doubleheader - Rockies.com

MLB.com’s Dargan Southard provides quotes from both Walt Weiss and Brooks Brown on the reliever's preparedness to return to action. After the success of his last rehab appearance in Albuquerque, Brown, 29, is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Brown feels his inflamed shoulder benefitted a lot from the time off and is ready to get back into his previous role.

Tough Jobs: Colorado Rockies catcher Nick Hundley - Esquire.com

In an interview for Esquire Magazine, the Rockies’ Nick Hundley talks about the grind, gear, and game calling that makes catching the toughest job in baseball. This sit down with Hundley is one of a series of seven with major league catchers from around the game.

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High in Denver: The tales of the (probably) stoned high schoolers behind the Phillies dugout - The Good Phight

The Good Phight’s Eric Chesterson recaps Thursday’s game with a play-by-play of unusual sorts. Instead of breaking down on-field action, Chesterson gives the rundown on the young men just off the field, in the first row of seats off the Coors Field visiting dugout.

David Hale is ready for Colorado - Rox Pile

Troy Olsen reports that David Hale is primed for his first major league start of the season. Hale is coming off of his best outing this year in Albuquerque. He has made 47 appearances on the big stage, posting an ERA of 3.02 over 98.1 innings.