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Colorado Rockies news: Carlos Gonzalez leading charge for 5 potential Rockies All-Stars

Rockies news and links for Friday, July 1.

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Carlos Gonzalez among the Rockies making a push for the All-Star Game in a crowded field | Denver Post

CarGo, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu are all making strong cases for earning All-Star votes, but are hard-pressed to beat out those Cubs. Their roster inclusion will likely hinge on the players and coaches votes. One other name is mentioned as a potential All-Star: Tyler Chatwood. Does he deserve a bid too?

Matt Carasiti among 6 Yard Goats named to Eastern League All-Star team | Hartford Courant

The Hartford Yard Goats are sending six players to the Eastern League All-Star game. The Rockies Double-A affiliate is bursting full of baseball talent, especially considering that Ryan McMahon, one of the Rockies’ top talents in the system, was not among the six. Outfielders David Dahl, Raimel Tapia, and Dillon Thomas, infielder Pat Valaika, closer Matt Carasiti, and starter German Marquez were all selected.

José Reyes and the Question of Responsibility | Vice Sports

Simply the best thing written about Reyes. Go read it.

Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers rolls along in South Atlantic league | Minor League Ball

Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies first-round pick in 2015, has had an excellent season in Asheville in his first full year of professional baseball. A few quotes from the piece linked above:

—“Rodgers seems to do everything well; there isn’t really a significant weakness in his game.”

—“Defensively, Rodgers shows smooth, natural footwork at shortstop, with solid lateral range and enough arm to handle short or third.”

It’s like others are believing in the strength of the Rockies prospects. We’re validated!

Rockies’ Midseason Report Card | 5280

The Denver Magazine, 5280, provided a mid-season report card for the Rockies and gave them a “C” grade so far on the season. That’s graded on performance alone without thinking of the larger goal of the season; getting young players experience and building towards a sustainable championship window. With that in mind, should the grade change?

The Read-Optional MLB Show: Isaac Marks | The Read-Optional

I hopped on a podcast to talk exclusively Rockies and their potential this year and in the future. You can skip the last half hour as I get torched in trivia which I’m admittedly bad at. Enjoy!