Colorado Rockies Hot Or Not: Week Nine

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May 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler (31) fields a ground ball for a double play against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Eddie Butler. No disrespect to Butler, who impressed much more this season than he did last year when he first came up, but it was time for him to take a breather in AAA Albuquerque. His demotion doesn’t hurt the Rockies as bad as it might have, considering the rise of Rusin, Hale, and Bettis. Now, let’s hope Butler — who allowed 11 hits in a 5.1 inning start this week — can get right in Albuquerque and join the Rockies, perhaps along with Jon Gray, later this year.

Boone Logan. Logan has allowed two hits — both home runs — in two games this week (just 1.1 innings pitched). He’s also been allowing inherited runners lately, and hasn’t ever become the late-inning left-handed option the Rockies expected out of the bullpen when they signed him to a three-year deal before last season. Will he have any trade value this month?

Nolan Arenado. Just 5-for-26 in his last seven games with six strikeouts, Arenado has cooled off a bit as of late. However, he did hit two home runs this week — and he has driven in eight runs — in addition to hitting several notable hard outs, so he’s clearly not completely gone, and is just as likely to wind up on the previous page next time we run a hot-or-not post.

Daniel DescalsoRafael Ynoa, and Michael McKenry. In the past seven days, those three bench bats are a combined 4-for-22 with 11 strikeouts. They aren’t being used a lot, and they aren’t necessarily that effective when they are getting used, though overall McKenry has shown some power and Ynoa has a strong trait in his switch-hitting ability.

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