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Colorado Rockies short season rosters starting to take shape

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The rookie level Grand Junction Rockies and class A short-season Boise Hawks are set to get underway later this month.

Grand Junction Rockies’ rising stars shine - The Denver Post

The Grand Junction Rockies released a preliminary roster Friday, with the question of which of the clubs’ 2015 draftees will wind up on the western slope this summer still yet to be decided. Irv Moss also hears from Albuquerque stand out, Matt McBride, on his fiery offensive turn around.

Here's a look at the Grand Junction Rockies... for now.

Hawks hoping Colorado Rockies’ prospect can rebound in Boise - Idaho Statesman

Kevin Padlo will resume game action with the Boise Hawks when the Class A Short Season affiliate’s season gets underway Thursday. Padlo talks with Michael Lycklama of the Idaho Statesman on his struggles in Asheville, demotion and now what lies ahead.

A look at the Hawks roster.

Walt Weiss stands by decision to rest Troy Tulowitzki on regular basis - The Denver Post

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post talks R&R and the face of the franchise. As of late, Rockies manager Walt Weiss has left Tulo out of the starting lineup about once a week. For a team that is almost unanimously considered out of contention without their star, the frequent off days are better looked at as maintenance than hinderance. His extensive injury history brings about a unique challenge in trying to work a full season out of Tulowitzki. Weiss hopes that regular rest will limit the strain on the 30 year old shortstop.

Kendrick able to minimize damage against favorite foe - Rockies.com

MLB.com’s Thomas Harding provides post-game quotes from Friday night’s starter, Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick’s performance kept his team within reach of taking game two from the Marlins, but Rockies saw another frustrated night at the plate. Beyond Carlos Gonzalez’s opposite field solo shot, Colorado was unable to provide their starter with any run support.

DJ LeMahieu is off to an improbably good start at the plate - Beyond the Box Score

Eric Garcia McKinley dives into his own reservations and a wealth of statistical data around the Rockies' hot hitting second baseman. See how LeMahieu's year really stacks up against Dee Gordon's, and where he stands among other Rockies hitters. Included: beautiful gif.

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It is time for Jon Gray - RockiesZingers

Jon Gray has been lights out as of late for the Isotopes. With the Rockies in the working a transitional looking starting rotation, is Gray Day upon is? Jake Shapiro certainly thinks so, and he’s got all the numbers and figures to get you on board.

DJ LeMahieu should represent the Rockies at the All-Star Game - Rox Plie

You know who’s not better than DJ LeMahieu? Pretty much everyone.