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Rockies: Moving Desmond to 1B is 'low risk'

Colorado's Ian Desmond will spend spring training trying to master first base, which will be his third position in eight seasons.

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David Dahl's power, speed elevate his fantasy value (0:48)

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The Diamondbacks signed former Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a minor-league contract. De La Rosa is the Rockies all-time leader in wins (86) and strikeouts (985) and ranks in the top 3 in franchise history in WAR for pitchers, WHIP, win percentage, K per 9 and starts.

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Diamondbacks sign P De La Rosa

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, the club announced Sunday.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

One notable change in my Top 300: Nolan Arenado's move to No. 4 overall, ahead of Kris Bryant. Coors Field's influence on Arenado's batting average is just too good to ignore comparing those two.

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Players with something to prove: Ian Desmond

Desmond will have to prove if he's up for the challenge of starting at first base, a position he's never played before.

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Tom Murphy might be a fantasy gem (0:47)
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Holland is primed for a comeback

The Rockies signed Greg Holland to a one-year, $7 million deal loaded with incentives as he tries to rebuild his career. During a showcase workout early in the offseason, Holland's velocity was down. How much of it can he recover by spring?

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14dJim Bowden

Final offseason grades for all 30 teams

A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.

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15dKeith Law

Colorado Rockies: Top prospects report

Brendan Rodgers could provide the Rockies with their next top-tier talent at shortstop, but he's not their only prospect ready to inspire high hopes.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Analytics and metrics are really helping MLB teams quantify defensive abilities and along with their scouting eyes are encouraging managers to align their outfielders better than ever before. This has been highlighted by the Marlins decision to move Yelich to CF and Ozuna to LF & Pirates intention of moving Marte to CF, Polanco to LF and McCutchen to RF. Who else should make a similar move? The Rockies should move Dahl to CF and Blackmon to LF.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Analytics and metrics are really helping MLB teams quantify defensive abilities and along with their scouting eyes are encouraging managers to align their outfielders better than ever before. This has been highlighted by the Marlins decision to move Yelich to CF and Ozina to LF & Pirates intention of moving Marte to CF and McCutchen to LF. Who else should make a similar move? The Rockies should move Dahl to CF and Blackmon to LF.

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Despite odds, Lambert primed for breakout

Playing for high-A Lancaster is a pitcher's nightmare due to the home park, but RHP Peter Lambert has the feel and stuff to potentially break out this season, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)

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The state of baseball's worst teams

From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?

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2017 prospect rankings: 20-1

Shortstops, shortstops and more shortstops. Oh, and some future aces, too. Which stars of tomorrow landed in today's top tier of prospects?

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8452nd
Batting Average.2752nd
On Base Percentage.3363rd
Slugging Percentage.4572nd
Earned Run Average4.9127th
Quality Starts7812th
WHIP1.4529th
BAA.27428th

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