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Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon finds success in being more selective

MLB news and notes for Friday, March 25, 2016.

The Colorado Rockies' center fielder is getting on base at a prodigious clip.
The Colorado Rockies' center fielder is getting on base at a prodigious clip.
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Blackmon reaping rewards of his own patience —

Charlie Blackmon is getting on base at a prodigious clip this spring. Well, it can't be that prodigious compared to Nolan Arenado's absurd otherworldly numbers, but relative to the rest of, uh, humanity, Charlie is doing just fine. That's important, too; goodness knows the Rockies struggle at taking pitches and working deep counts to get on base.

Versatile Bergman proving valuable to Rockies' staff —

I was in the meeting room for this media address with manager Walt Weiss, too, and it sure sounds like he's giving Christian Bergman the inside track on a start or two while Jon Gray recovers from his abdominal strain to start the season. Obviously, the Rockies might be able to go with four starters and an extra reliever for a little while, too, but Bergman is more stretched out than both David Hale and Chris Rusin, two other would-be candidates.

Colorado Rockies projected Opening Day lineup — Rox Pile

Do you agree with this starting nine?

Frustrated Gray out about two weeks with abdominal strain —

Hey, it could have been a lot worse for Jon Gray, so there's that.

Tony Wolters brings versatility, winning mentality to Rockies' spring training — Denver Post

Here's a good thing from the Post about Tony Wolters; I spoke to Tony on Thursday afternoon and we'll have a lot more coming from him in the next couple days, too. Spoiler alert: I really, honestly believe there's a path for him to make the big league Opening Day roster. Stick around in a couple hours for one post about that, and then tomorrow for a much larger in-depth interview.