Colorado Rockies Tinder: In The Thick Of The NL West

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Sep 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) and third baseman N. Arenado (28) celebrate after the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

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Nolan Arenado. What can you say about this guy, part one?

Carlos Gonzalez. What can you say about this guy, part two?

Cristhian Adames. It’s good to see Adames come up to the big leagues this September and not miss a beat at the plate so far. He’s sandwiche between the departing Troy Tulowitzki, the temporary stop gap Jose Reyes, and the minor league up-and-comer Trevor Story. All that being said, Adames ought not be forgotten, considering his good bat (all-Pacific Coast League first team after hitting .315 for the Albuquerque Isotopes this year) and prospect status in his own right.

[ Related: What’s the Colorado Rockies’ plan with Cristhian Adames? ]

Jairo Diaz. Diaz has thrown two scoreless innings over three appearances in the last week, and even though he’s allowed four hits in those two innings, the big news is that he hasn’t walked anyone. That’s an important thing; his wildness was an issue early on in April in AAA, but if he can throw strikes, he’s got big league stuff.

Justin Miller. Miller has been lights out over the last week, and is surely turning heads thanks to six strikeouts in 3.2 perfect innings in three games, including his first Major League save. He also faced and struck out four consecutive betters in an appearance this week, marking a first in Colorado Rockies’ history.

Chris Rusin. Rusin’s been a revelation this year, and the complete game he threw late last week only furthers the cause for the lefty as he attempts to build himself into the conversation for the 2016 starting rotation.

Jorge De La Rosa. Like Rusin, De La Rosa has been a revelation this year, though obviously Jorge’s success was more expected, considering his long track record in Denver. Just think… where on earth would the Rockeis be without Jorge De La Rosa?

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