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Where top 2016 draft picks fit in their organizations' prospect ranks | ESPN (insider)

ESPN’s Keith Law placed 13 first round draft picks within their organizational prospect ranking, including the Rockies’ top pick Riley Pint. Law places Pint as the seventh-ranked prospect in the Rockies organization, behind familiar names of David Dahl, Brendan Rodgers, Jeff Hoffman, Raimel Tapia, Kyle Freeland, and Dom Nunez (presumably).

It’s interesting that Keith Law thinks the Rockies system is so strong that the top prep arm in the draft would only be seventh. Personally, I’d place him in the top four after Dahl, Rodgers, and Hoffman. It will be very interesting to see where Pint ends up on the mid-year PuRP report. Where would you place Pint?

Troy Tulowitzki’s return to face Rockies sparks memories, questions | Denver Post

In the wake of Tulo’s return to Denver, the Post’s Patrick Saunders reflects on what Monday night might look like. He reached out to Tulowitzki for an interview and was politely rejected, saying "I don’t want to talk about it, honestly."

Saunders goes through the questions he would have asked Tulo if he was able to get an interview. Of course there would be questions about Troy’s feelings toward the Rockies organization and about how he handled the trade rumors over the years. He would have asked him about changing positions in wake of his newest injury, if he’s enjoying his time in Canada, and, of course, if he had any message for Rockies fans.

Mets ink shortstop Reyes to Minors deal | MLB.com

Welp, it’s official; Jose Reyes is back in uniform. Enough has been said about this, but the Mets feel as though he will make them better and will be good for Reyes. That all may be true, but I’m still proud of the Rockies for putting their moral code over baseball. That’s an oversimplification of the decision, but it was the right move. Not necessarily the smartest from a business sense, but the right one.

Wolters blasts first homer on career day | MLB.com

Heck yeah, Tony Wolters! The young catcher hit his first home run of his major league career last night, culminating in a fantastic day at the plate. Wolters already gets almost two strikes over the average in his starts, putting him as the seventh best catcher in baseball in that category. As he adjusts to major league pitching and becomes a bit more comfortable, we could see Wolters evolve into a starting-caliber catcher.

DJ spinning different tune with long balls | MLB.com

LeMahieu talks about his mental adjustment at the plate from when he was first called up until now. He’s adjusted his approach since his first few years in the league where he was "swinging at everything". Hitting eighth allowed him to really study the strike zone and learn how pitchers attack him. The Rockies second baseman is putting together yet another great campaign heading into July.