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Drew Goodman, voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet, helps break down the different between the hype and hope for Ezequiel Tovar. What are the intangibles of the 21-year-old shortstop? Have the Rockies changed their organizational philosophy in the minors? And who’s next to debut in 2023? Banter From The Bench: Michael Toglia goes from Dunkin Donuts Park to Dunkin Donuts in one month by Patrick Lyons </p> BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500…

Michael Toglia notches his first hit and home run – a ninth-inning blast with two outs against closer Kenley Jansen – to make Wednesday’s game interesting. How else did he impress? Which Rockies top prospect is next for his debut? And who might be playing in the WBC next March? We also examine the rise in men stealing baseballs from children, the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball and the top five Rockies no one remembers from 2020. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

With the 10th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, not to mention three selections in the top 38 and four in the the top 50, there’s a major opportunity for the Colorado Rockies to improve a farm system currently rated amongst the worst in the sport. Believe it or not, that evaluation is set to improve following some recent...

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Gabriel Landeskog said the secret to winning the Stanley Cup for the Avalanche was Cale Makar. Do the Colorado Rockies have their version of Makar someone on the roster or in their minor leagues? What would it take to get a player like that? Kevin Henry from RoxPile and Call To The Pen breaks down what C.J. Cron could do to earn a spot in the Home Run Derby while creating a few skills competitions some other Rockies could participate. Tony Locey’s Bulldog Mentality Paying Off by Kevin Henry DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Over 22,600 human beings have been fortunate enough to play in the Majors. Each player can recall that first base hit or batter they struck out, in addition to the experience of simply putting on a big league uniform for the first time. Many can even recall the phone call or meeting with the manager when they learned of their...

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The defense disappointed behind Kyle Freeland who only gave up one earned run despite striking out seven through five innings. What did K-Free do on Monday night that no other Rockies’ starting pitcher had done this year? Plus, way more than you’ve ever wanted to know about the 519 batters Freeland has faced in his career. Who’s struck out the most against him? Who was plunked in his only plate appearance? Learn this and much, much, much, much more. Rockies’ catching defined by physical and mental toughness of Díaz by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

With an opposite field home run on Wednesday, Sam Hilliard may have put himself out in front for the center field role. Yonathan Daza has only recently reported to camp while Garrett Hampson has been showing well through four games thus far. Hear audio from Kris Bryant following his first game and first base hit with Colorado. Kyle Freeland discusses getting ready in time for Opening Day and bench coach Mike Redmond shares thoughts on both players. Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen joins the podcast to determine if one reliever could join the starting rotation in 2023 before we play a round of everyone’s favorite Rockies’ trivia game, Taco’s Or Tears. “Colorado Rockies 2022 player projections:…

Keith Law’s top 100 prospects for 2022 has been released and the Colorado Rockies have three names on the list… kinda. What more do players like Zac Veen, Drew Romo and Benny Montgomery have to do to climb in the rankings? Does it even matter at this stage of their careers? Plus, we look at Tuesday’s 90-minute meeting of the minds between MLB and the Players’ Association. Is the start of Spring Training really in jeopardy? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

FanGraphs released their top 36 prospects for the Colorado Rockies and there’s a lot to get excited about. Some good takeaways from Eric Longenhagen’s list to discuss, namely Drew Romo, Jordy Vargas and players from the Dominican Summer League. Kevin Kiermaier and Kyle Schwarber are in the news again and their place on this season’s roster makes far too much sense for it not to happen. How likely is it that Colorado makes these major upgrades? “The best, most realistic and incredibly beneficial trade scenario for the Colorado Rockies” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The typical MLB season is defined as having 162 games across six months before the start of the month-long postseason. For most teams, they’re sent packing before the Wild Card Game despite the exciting journey and memorable moments provided to their loyal fanbase during the regular season. How to make up for the other six months of the year? Why not preview the top prospects and recap the greatest moments and players from the greatest marathon on the planet. Purple Prospects Week Depth pieces from varied sources decorate interesting collection, #21-33 The write-up on the 29th prospect Ryan Castellani, now with the Oakland Athletics, was on point: “Everything beyond that sterling (four no-hitting innings in his MLB debut) calls into…

This ad free episode looks into the top 10 prospects for the Colorado Rockies according to the latest list by Baseball America. We let you know who has the best tools and who are the two names you need to know a lot more about. Plus, the Rockies have done well to add minor league free agents, but there are more available on the free agent market that could provide depth to both the starting rotation and the bullpen. FREE ARTICLE: “The greatest manager-player combos in Colorado Rockies team history; Black set to make history in 2022” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt hasn’t pulled any punches this offseason so far. Even as postseason baseball rages into its second week, he may not soon after the final out is recorded in the 2021 World Series. Schmidt extended RHP Antonio Senzatela to a five-year contract worth $50 million and re-signed C.J. Cron to a two-year, $14.5 million deal...

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You wouldn’t be hopelessly optimistic to get excited for this quartet of purple prospects.  Less volatility in terms of the projections than those outside of the top 10, all aspects of the game are represented here: catcher, outfielder, infielder and pitcher. Together, they could form a foundation for the Rockies next postseason run several years down the road.  Between owning the 8th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft and progress by this group in the first minor league season since 2019, Colorado could begin to climb out of the basement of farm system ranking by the end of this summer if all goes right. Purple Prospects Week Purple Prospects #21-33 Purple Prospects #11-20 Friday, March 26: #3-6 Saturday, March…

Colorado has one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball right now. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. The 2015 MLB Draft produced Brendan Rodgers, Peter Lambert and Sam Hilliard, all of whom have expired the rookie qualifications. In 2016, only Garrett Hampson has contributed in the majors as players like Colton Welker, Ben Bowden and Riley Pint continue to develop. Worst yet, the Rockies forfeited the 11th overall pick in 2017 to sign Ian Desmond and came away with only three appearances by Tommy Doyle to show for their draft class so far. The futures of Ryan Vilade, Lucas Gilbreath and Bret Boswell may weigh heavy on how this plays out in…

DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in and around the game of baseball. The coldest, hardest winter on record for supporters of the Colorado Rockies has finally come to an end. Spring Training has begun and along with it positional battles, offseason tales of intrigue and – just maybe – a glimmer of hope about the future. (By glimmer, we could be talking about a sliver or morsel. And future? Well, 2026 will be here before you know it.) Following consecutive sub-.500 seasons and the loss of the greatest player in franchise history, the potential for a…

After wrapping up day two of the 2020 MLB Draft on June 11, the Colorado Rockies had selected six amateur players to add to a cache of purple prospects. Coincidentally and symmetrically, three are high school players and three come from the college ranks; it also breaks down as three hitters and three pitchers. In the fourth round, Colorado looked in-state for the 110th overall selection, RHP Case Williams from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock. By signing the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, Williams now joins Pine Creek’s Ryan Warner (third round, 2012) and Greeley Central’s Shawn Chacon (third round, 1996) as the only Colorado high school players to be selected by the Rockies within the first four rounds of the…

It’s not often that an undrafted player ever makes it through the never-ending bramble of the minor leagues to emerge at the promised land of the big leagues. Recent Rockies such as DJ Johnson and Josh Fuentes both completed this unlikely route after getting overlooked following stints at Western Oregon University and Missouri Baptist University, respectively. With a markedly different 2020 MLB Draft than the first 55 versions, only five rounds of 160 total players were selected. Previously, 40 rounds and approximately 1,200 players drafted was the standard before this year’s drastic alteration. The difference translates to an additional thousand-plus young men as undrafted free agents. Following a 48-hour period of no contact or communication that ended June 14 at…

With the 35th overall pick, and their second selection, in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies threw a bit of a curveball and took prep catcher Drew Romo. It was their second high school player in as many picks and also, notably, not a pitcher who most fans and analysts likely assumed Colorado would target after taking Zac Veen...

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