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Morning Links: Rockies News 2/5

With the list of non-roster invitees announced, including top prospects in the organization, we are one step and one day closer to that wonderful day when pitchers and catchers report. For the Colorado Rockies, this might be the most buzz the team has seen when it comes to young pitchers that might be legitimate difference makers in Eddie Butler and Jonathan Gray.

Here’s what else is happening with the Rockies and around the rest of the league.

From Mike Rosenbaum: Colorado Rockies’ Top 10 Prospects – Eddie Butler (Bleacher Report):

Wiry frame at 6’2”, 180 pounds; still adding strength; three-quarters arm slot; good use of lower half driving toward the plate; crossfire delivery and long limbs create natural deception; delivery involves effort but he repeats it well; noticeable feel for mechanics; showcases a fast arm and smooth release; employs aggressive approach; simply knows how to get guys out.”

From Steven ‘Nash’ Olan: Colorado Rockies 2014 Hitting and Pitching Projections (Fantasy Baseball Cracker Jacks):

  • Fantasy Bust: Dickerson

It appears that Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs will be in a platoon to start the season, as of right now at least. If this is so, then I will be waiting on Dickerson in all my drafts.  Of the two I like Stubbs better, but I will get to that in a little while.

Dickerson’s scouting reports have never been all that exciting to read.  He doesn’t offer much speed or power and is not likely to be more that a utility outfielder with a weak arm.

From Adrian Garcia: The Case for Yasiel Puig At Leadoff (Lasorda’s Lair):

Yep, he’s aggressive, fiery, and definitely a spark. You may wonder about his free swinging tendencies, and of course, the first half of the season was all of Puig’s talent coming out…

“…At his worst, he’s still a well above average major league hitter which is stunning to me, put one of your best hitters in the leadoff spot where they’ll have more chances to do damage, that sounds like a good idea to me.”

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