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A Tale of Two BABIPs – Nolan Arenado vs DJ LeMahieu

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the fun things about chatting around #Rockies Twitter is the statistical discussions that pop out of it. Now, 140 characters usually isn’t a great forum for a hypothetical debate, but it is a good venue for getting some ideas to research. Tonight, I posed a question towards the Root [...]

Rockies Prospects on the National Radar

February 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, we looked at the Rockies farm system rankings to try to figure out who the consensus top Rockies prospects are going into the 2015 season. Today we’re going to zoom out a bit more and see how the Rockies system compares to the rest of baseball. Once again, (spoiler alert) Jon [...]

Revisiting Recommendations

February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Season did not go as planned for the Colorado Rockies. There were those, however, who were sure that the Rockies were not too far away from contending. Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider subscription required) wrote an article outlining the offseason gameplan to take the Rockies to contention and [...]

Inside the Numbers: Baserunning and the Rockies, Part 2

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we took a look at baserunning for the 2014 Colorado Rockies. We found that, among other things, they were the among the league leaders in being tagged out on the base paths (TOOTBLAN). A primary reason the Rockies were at the top of the leaderboards was their proclivity for [...]

Series Recap: Wherein the Author and the Rockies Do Their Jobs Poorly

August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Series Recap: August 8-10, 2014 Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (Series Preview) Confession time: I haven’t seen a full 9-innings of a Rockies game in almost a week. I know what you’re thinking: “Lucky.” But really, it has had nothing to do with the quality of the [...]

What to Read, 07/10/2014

July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this week’s edition of WTR, I point you toward excellent writing about team identities, the complexities of battery-mates, and trade analysis involving Troy Tulowitkzi. At The Hardball Times, Diane Firstman analyzes the Kansas City Royals as the quintessential “anti-three true outcomes” [...]

Pitching Philosophy Part 2: Ground Balls

July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author’s Note: Over my next few posts here on Rockies Zingers, I’ll be examining the philosophy of the organization in regards to developing pitching prospects. Saturday started with part one, where our discussion centered on park factors and the environments in which the Rockies develop their [...]

Minor League Pitching Philosophy Part 1: Park Factors

June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author’s Note: Over my next few posts here on Rockies Zingers, I’ll be examining the philosophy of the organization in regards to developing pitching prospects. Today is Part 1, where our discussion centers around park factors and the environments in which the Rockies develop their [...]

The Emergence of Corey Dickerson

June 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

One of my favorite things about baseball is following prospects. It’s fun to follow guys like Jonathan Gray or Nolan Arenado up through the minor leagues, tracking how they perform as they move from one level to another, eventually gaining some national attention. And when they finally come [...]

Nolan Arenado and The Monster At The End Of This Book

April 21, 2014 | 12 Comments

So far in 2014, the Colorado Rockies have had to flip starting pitchers on and off their disabled list, rotate outfielders in and out of their lineup (and roster) and fully stock the multiple bars in the new rooftop section. However, there’s a decision the Rockies will have to make at some point [...]
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