Rox Pile Plays Of The Week: Dickerson Homers, Blackmon Dives, Arenado Shines


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It’s Friday morning, so let’s round up the plays of the week for the Colorado Rockies. As always, you can find these plays on the Rox Pile Hub as well as following the links below.

1. Corey Dickerson hits his second home run of the season

When you look at the overall numbers for the Colorado Rockies and their disappointing offense in 2013, you figure the front office has a number of holes to fill. When you go position by position, it’s not so simple.

The one obvious hole in the lineup? First base, sadly. The Rockies will seriously consider moving Michael Cuddyer to first base full time, and if they do it will be up to guys like Dickerson to replace his production in right field. Dickerson should have plenty of at-bats between now and the end of the year to try and prove that he’s up for the task.

 2. Charlie Blackmon with another diving catch

Blackmon will also be trying to make his case for playing time in the outfield as the Rockies grasp to find offense. @Chuck_Nazty‘s athleticism and versatility probably make him the ideal 4th outfielder; with this play he showed why.

 3. Nolan Arenado with the barehanded play

I get the impression that most Rockies fans are pleased with Arenado; it only took two years of hype for him to arrive in the big leagues. In a lot of ways he has been underwhelming though. Look at his offensive numbers: .253/.291/.398. Those are nice numbers for a rookie, but he is no savior…at least not yet. I am inclined to think that the excitement about him is largely a result of his spectacular defense, which was once again on display with this barehanded play against the Mets.

And now a vintage play from…Larry Walker. Check out this throw:

But really, he probably only made that throw because of the altitude, yanno?