Corey Dickerson has been battling planter fasciitis for most the season, that combined with a variety of other scuff ups and he is headed to the disabled list. The Rockies are hoping some rest will help the ailing Dickerson, but a lot of times this type of injury requires surgery.
In the meanwhile Ben Paulsen gets the call to the big leagues. As someone who covers the Topes in person, I could not be more excited for Paulsen but the timing is a bit odd.
Paulsen was hitting over .350 when Wilin Rosario was sent down to AAA to learn first base. Paulsen had already been working on his outfield this offseason but found himself playing the outfield nearly every game while Rosario was here.
I can’t say if it’s just a slump or if it had to do with the constant position moving but Paulsen is in a slump, which is what makes the timing so curious. Paulsen is hitting .225 in the past ten games, with a ten to five K/BB rate. Should Rockies fans be concerned? Probably not. Paulsen is a consummate professional and will right what is wrong but there are others, like Kyle Parker, who are hitting much much better. Parker has raised his average over 50 points in the last ten days.
Ben Paulsen is a great guy and fantastic ball player. I hope he is able to break out of this slump in a big way for the Rockies. He is definitely more deserving than Ynoa or Drew Stubbs. I honestly hope he has played his last game in Albuquerque.
Go get em, Ben.