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Colorado Rockies' Spring Training buzzing over prospects

Rockies minor leaguers received plenty of attention in the club's first week of Spring Training.

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Estevez continues Cactus League tear -

The road to the Rockies has been a long, winding one for 23-year old Carlos Estevez. After being over looked by international scouts at 16 on account of low velocity, a bigger, more mature Estevez was signed by the Rockies in 2011. Within the past year, Estevez has really come into his own in the organization, and is emerging this spring as one of the Rockies most exciting prospects. In this article, Walt Weiss shares his enthusiasm about young pitchers like Estevez and Harrison Musgrave, as well as a note on where Chris Rusin fits into this year’s roster.

Rockies’ David Dahl back on fast track after scary outfield collision - The Denver Post

David Dahl will likely get his first taste of the big leagues in 2016, an amazing possibility considering at one point not long ago, his entire career was in jeopardy. In an interview with Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Dahl revisits the terrifying collision that ruined his spleen, and very nearly his professional baseball career.

Rockies working to perfect defensive shift-

Walt Weiss, Stu Cole and Rockies infielders discuss the team’s continued development of defensive shifts. Last year, Colorado lead the league in infield shifts with 1,011 over the course of the season, but had a few miscues along the way. Players and coaches chatted with Thomas Harding of on how Spring Training is priming the Rockies for another shift-heavy season.

Ryan McMahon and Dom Nunez are rising through the Rockies’ ranks- The Denver Post
Non-roster invitees Ryan McMahon and Dom Nunez are making the most of their time in the Rockies big league camp. Working closely with Nolan Arenado and Nick Hundley has given each an opportunity to learn from the experience of others, and when their not doing — just to watch.

Friedrich happy to land with Padres - The San Diego Tribune

A nice story on former Rockie, Christian Friedrich. After a whirlwind start to spring, Friedrich is pleased to be playing as a San Diego Padre. The organization has assured the 28-year old lefty that they will give him — and any residual shoulder fatigue — time, waiting until later in the month to get him in-game action.