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Rockies’ Jon Gray and Trevor Story among most valuable players going into 2017

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Thursday, March 23

2017 MLB Trade Value player rankings, Part 2: Nos. 50–31 |

Jonah Keri is in the process of ranking the best players in baseball based on their trade value, “essentially trying to answer the question, ‘If every team made every player available via trade, which guys would fetch the greatest return?’”

There are already two Rockies who made the top 50. Jon Gray comes in at No. 46, ahead of reigning AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer. Jonah uses Coors to make the case for Gray, (rightly) pointing out that his success should get bonus points because of where he’s doing it. Trevor Story clocks in at No. 43, despite his high strikeout totals.

Looking Back on Tomorrow: Colorado Rockies | Baseball Prospectus

Baseball Prospectus is in the process of previewing each team in the league by answering the question, "How will this team be remembered?" Apparently, the answer to that for the Rockies involves the defense.

Rockies Prospect Primer: Enter potent Pint |

Friend of the site and PDP host Tyler Maun has a helpful breakdown of the names to know in the Rockies organization this year. Maun spoke with Rockies senior director of player development Zach Wilson about Riley Pint, Brendan Rodgers, and more.

Chroncast NL West Preview, Part 2 | McCovey Chronicles

I got the opportunity to join the fantastic folks at McCovey Chronicles to preview the upcoming season by talking about the Rockies. Among the highlights: everyone learns something about Bud Black, the surprising truth about Rockies pitching, and some Giants fans are still suffering from the Spilly Slam. We’ll have our own NL West preview next week.

FanPost Friday: Biggest worry about the Rockies right now?

Don’t forget there’s just one day left to submit your FanPost for this week’s FanPost Friday. What has you concerned about the team at this stage of spring training? Check the prompt for more information or go ahead and start a FanPost!