Colorado Rockies: Three breakout candidates for 2019 | Rox Pile
Tyson Crocker of Rox Pile breaks down three potential breakout candidates for the Colorado Rockies in 2019. On offense, Ryan McMahon and David Dahl each certainly showed flashes of potential in 2018. All the duo really needs to be breakout players is getting a full season of Major League playing time under their belt. On the pitching side of things, Crocker lists starter German Márquez. While Márquez had an excellent 2018 campaign already, it wasn’t evenly split success, as a strong second half carried the 23-year-old right-hander over the struggles of the first half. Crocker is looking for Márquez to have a big season both pre and post-All-Star Break in 2019.
BSN Rockies Podcast: Roster talk and early thoughts on Helton for HOF | BSN Denver
In the latest episode of the BSN Rockies podcast, Drew Creasman continues to explore potential offseason moves that the Rockies could undertake. Creasman opines that trading for a catcher like JT Realmuto or Salvador Perez would allow the Rockies to get an extreme increase in value at the position from 2018.
There’s also a discussion of Todd Helton’s Hall of Fame candidacy. (Hint: His case is good).
Vlad Jr., Whitley highlight Fall Stars Game rosters | MLB.com
The Arizona Fall League will have its annual Fall Stars Game on Saturday, showcasing some of the brightest young prospects in all of baseball. Right-handed pitcher Justin Lawrence will represent the Rockies on the roster.
The offseason officially began on Monday, with the following 145 players declaring free agency:
In other Hot Stove news from the past 24 hours:
- The division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks exercised their 2019 club option on first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. It remains to be seen if the D-Backs will look to trade the face of the franchise as they prepare to retool their roster this offseason.
- The Washington Nationals exercised their 2019 club option on closer Sean Doolittle, which does not come as a surprise. It’s possible that Doolittle could have been a target for the Rockies’ bullpen.
- Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner and infielder Pablo Sandoval will both be back in San Franciso Giants’ uniforms in 2019, as the club exercised its options on both.