Colorado Rockies: Re-ranking Colorado’s 40-man roster

DENVER, CO - JUNE 17: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 17: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 7: Zac Rosscup #59 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on September 7, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 7: Zac Rosscup #59 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on September 7, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images) /

40. Rayan Gonzalez

Preseason: 40

The 26-year-old right-hander has not pitched a single inning so far this season. He injured his elbow in spring training and underwent Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter.

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He reached as high as Double-A before his injury. He will have a lot of work ahead of him to re-take the mound. However, the Rockies think highly enough of him that they protected him by placing him on the 40-man roster just before his injury occurred and the team has plenty of history with pitchers who have undergone the surgery (Tyler Chatwood, Greg Holland and others).

39. Zach Jemiola

Preseason: 39

The 23-year-old right-hander has also had his share of injury as well. As the Rockies headed to the All-Star break, Jemiola was on a rehab assignment with Class A Boise.

He has made just eight starts this season, including six in Triple-A. An overall ERA of 5.95 shows he still has plenty of work to do as he comes back from his injury.

38. Shane Carle

Preseason: 38

Carle got his first taste of Major League Baseball in April when he saw an inning of action for Colorado against the San Francisco Giants. He struck out a batter in his scoreless frame.

A reliever, Carle has a 6.02 ERA in 25 Triple-A appearances this season.

37. Zac Rosscup

Preseason: NA

Rosscup, a southpaw acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs for Matt Carasiti, showed up on Colorado’s 25-man roster just before the All-Star break. He has Major League experience with the Cubs and could make an impact in the Colorado bullpen as the season grinds on.

36. Jairo Diaz

Preseason: 24

It’s been a disappointing season so far for Diaz, who has been battling his way back from elbow surgery. Regarded as an “X Factor” for the Rockies heading into the season, he’s needed time away from the minor leagues for personal reasons. Then, when he did get a chance to pitch for Colorado, the Giants lit him up for three runs and four hits in a single inning.

*Note: All stats prior to Sunday play

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