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Rockies top prospect Jon Gray finding success while making adjustments on the fly

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The No. 1 PuRP has a 3.17 FIP through eight starts. Shut up.

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Jon Gray, Rockies starter, excited about delivery - The Denver Post
As Nick Groke notes, Gray is making changes to his delivery on the fly while still trying to figure out how to pitch to big league hitters. And yet, he sports a 3.17 FIP through 36 MLB innings spanning eight starts. He's going to be fine, folks.

Jon Gray strikes out eight in loss to Dodgers | MLB.com
Our friend Thomas Harding is back in the booth after some time off and has some good stuff from Walt Weiss and Gray regarding the rookie's outing, in which he held up very well against the best pitcher in baseball and a potent lineup. A snippet:

"It was the biggest stage I have ever been on," Gray said. "Knowing that I can go out and perform well is a huge boost of confidence. This small step tonight is going to be big later on."

Rockies eliminated: Time for a complete rebuild in Colorado? - CBSSports.com
Matt Snyder opines that the Rockies need to blow the whole thing up. They may have already started doing that with the Troy Tulowitzki trade, but we'll find out this offseason just how serious Jeff Bridich is about starting over. He'll likely have opportunities to deal Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, Jorge De La Rosa, DJ LeMahieu, Nick Hundley and others. The question is, will he do it?

An obituary for the 2015 Colorado Rockies - MLB Daily Dish
Our Jordan Freemyer has a much more accurate assessment of the 2015 Rockies on MLBDD.

Astros slugger wins Keith Law's 2015 Prospects of the Year award - MLB - Keith Law Blog - ESPN
The Rockies get shut out in Law's piece despite having several deserving candidates (Ryan McMahon and Peter Lambert, just to name a couple).

The Xander Bogaerts Overhaul | FanGraphs Baseball
Not Rockies related, but Jeff Sullivan profiles the Red Sox' budding star shortstop. I watched Bogaerts play in person for the first time last week, and he absolutely reminds me of a young version of the shortstop in the other team's starting lineup that day (I'm sure you can figure out who I'm referring to). This guy is going to be a good one.

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South Atlantic League Championship Preview - Rockies Zingers Colorado Rockies Baseball
Adam Peterson has a nice preview of the SAL championship, the first game of which was dropped by Asheville on Monday night. Charlie will have a full recap of Game 1 up soon.

Here's Why I'm Still Watching The Colorado Rockies - Rox Pile
Bobby DeMuro lists his reason for staying tuned in for Rockies games. I have yet to see a "YOU'RE TOO OPTIMISTIC!!!!111" comment on the article, but there's still time.