In a bit of a surprise, the Rockies kept all three of their utility infielders yesterday and instead optioned Stephen Cardullo to make room for last night’s starter German Marquez. While the Rockies may only be carrying three true outfielders, they have multiple players who can fill in there in Alexi Amarista, Mark Reynolds and even Pat Valaika.
While the three utility infielders escaped the cut this time, Ian Desmond’s imminent return will most likely result in one of them being moved off of the active roster.
Despite their loss last night, the Rockies are still tied for the most wins in the National League. While it is still very early in the season, accumulating the most wins is always a good thing.
Mark Reynolds has been one of the offensive leaders for the Rockies and ESPN does a good job breaking down the changes that he has made in his approach since joining the Rockies last season.
Tony Wolters has been picking up offensively where he left off last season. Wolters’ second-half performance was extremely encouraging after he struggled in the first half of the season. Considering his age and fast rise to the majors despite changing positions and Wolters offensve improvement is probably far from finished.
On the mound, Mike Dunn has been everything that the Rockies hoped he would be when they signed him this past offseason. Off the mound, Dunn is looking equally impressive. Dunn is bringing his military appreciation program with him from Miami and will be hosting military members and their families at Coors field multiple times this season.