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A new month for the Rockies

Rockies news and links for July 1, 2019

Rockies sending most position players in the majors to All-Star game | Mile High Sports

The Rockies are sending four position players to the All-Star game, the first time ever for so many players to go. Nolan Arenado will be starting, unsurprisingly, but Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, and first-timer David Dahl will be going as back-up. The Rockies have sent three players plenty of times, but this is the first time they’ll send four. The surprise here is David Dahl, who is taking his first trip to the All-Star game. The Rockies won’t be sending any pitchers, but the four players going is still quite impressive.

Colorado Rockies: It’s too early to crown Nolan Arenado as greatest ever | Rox Pile

The argument can be made that Nolan Arenado will be the first Rockies player in the Hall of Fame. However, it can also be argued that Todd Helton belongs there, too. There have been a couple young players who can contend with Helton in terms of numbers. Troy Tulowitzki was thought to be able to get that job done. However, it’s quite a challenge to stay healthy and put up good numbers. Arenado is unquestionably promising, so we’ll see if he can get the job done.

Tony Wolters’ preparation, focus has the Rockies’ catcher putting together an all-star-caliber season. And he could just be getting started. | Denver Post ($)

Tony Wolters has been dubbed by teammates as Tony Papers, for his tendency to carry around a thick stack of scouting reports. This kind of work ethic has turned him into a phenomenal player. He has also managed to get his offensive work going as well. He’s gained a lot of confidence, and this is showing in all aspects of his game. He’s got plenty of focus this season, and the Rockies are lucky to have Wolters behind the plate.

On the Farm

Trevor Story did some good work while down in Albuquerque, getting a hit in the loss against Sacramento. The Isotopes struggled to get hits in the game, but Josh Fuentes, Brian Mundell, and Roberto Ramos each also managed to get one hit. Jeff Hoffman gave up five runs on eight hits.

Triple-A: Sacramento River Cats 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 2 |

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 2, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1 |

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 13, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9 |

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 6, Charleston RiverDogs 1 |

Short-Season A: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 11, Boise Hawks 9 |