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TOPIC: He’s not just Nolan Arenado’s cousin anymore

He’s not just Nolan Arenado’s cousin anymore 3 months 6 days ago #178702

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Josh Fuentes is writing his own story."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileRockies’ prospect Josh Fuentes making a name for himselfNew Ketel Marte Jersey ,46commentsRockies news and links for Saturday, December 8, 2018ByBen Kouchnerkavich@bkouchnerkavichDec8, 2018,6:00am MSTShareTweetShareShareRockies’ prospect Josh Fuentes making a name for himselfRockies Prospect Josh Fuentes Making a Name for Himself | La Vida BaseballJosh Fuentes is not simply here because his cousin is Nolan Arenado. Three consecutive seasons of excellent offensive production in the minor leagues has proven as much, culminating with Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player honors in 2018. The Colorado Rockies organization also afforded Fuentes the opportunity to showcase his skillset in the Arizona Fall League after this season concluded. Having more Triple-A experience than any of his cohorts, Fuentes was revered immediately and went on to hit over .300 during his time in the AFL. Arenado was also on hand to watch and Fuentes recalls looking to the stands to see Arenado giving him pointers after an unsuccessful at-bat. At La Vida Baseball, Jose Romero profiles Fuentes’ unconventional path on a road to the Major Leagues.Elegy for ‘18 - Colorado Rockies | FanGraphsThe latest edition of Dan Szymborski’s “Elegy for ‘18” series at FanGraphs features the Rockies. If you followed the Rockies in 2018, it won’t surprise you to see an excellent starting rotation and a poor offense as driving factors for the Rox. Szymborski posits that it’s time for the Rockies to do something about their poor hitting situation by treating young players as “potential contributors鈥?rather that [sic] as inconveniences for mediocre veterans.” As for Bryce Harper http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , Szymborski argues “there’s no team in baseball that needs him more.”The Rockies need to add offense this offseason to end the Dodgers’ run of NL West dominance | CBS SportsJonah Keri of CBS Sports similarly feels that adding a couple of potent bats to the lineup will do wonders for the Rockies if they wish to go from simply “sqeak[ing] in” to the postseason to “legitimate threats to make it to the World Series.” Primarily, the bats of Carlos Gonz谩lez and Ian Desmond need to be replaced with far better options. Keri also believes it would be wise for the Rox to explore additional arms in the bullpen, perhaps as simply as starting the 2019 season with Jeff Hoffman as a reliever.2018 Sportsperson of the Year: Kyle Freeland | Mile High SportsHometown product Kyle Freeland was selected as Sportsperson of the Year for Mile High Sports. Doug Ottewill, Aniello Piro and Shawn Drotar all make their own case for why the talented left-hander’s 2018 season was so special. SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season.The decision was made after Perez received a second opinion Tuesday from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ team physician. Perez hurt the elbow during a workout last week and said over the weekend that he was harboring a slim hope that he might be able to play through it.Instead, he is expected to undergo surgery on Wednesday.“There was nothing that can prepare us for this. There was no information we had that led us this direction,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “Salvy was having no issues. He’s asymptomatic. He has wear and tear http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , just like any 28-year-old catcher who’s been squatting and catching since he was 12 years old. There was no warning sign or anything like that.”Perez hit just .235 last season, but he had 27 homers and drove in 80 runs while providing a solid and calming presence behind the plate. The MVP of the 2015 World Series, Perez was being counted upon to help the rebuilding Royals take the steps necessary to return to the playoffs, particularly when it came to their young but promising starting rotation.Now, Cam Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria are expected to share time behind the plate.“We’re fortunate to have two really good, young catchers that have tremendous upside,” Moore said. “Cam is a young guy that can really receive. We feel highly confident in his ability back there to call a game, and we like Viloria a great deal as well as an emerging guy.”Moore also said he would scour the remaining free agents — Martin Maldonado, is still available — and reach out to other clubs about potential trades. Perez has won AL Gold Gloves in five of the last six years http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , with Maldonado breaking that string in 2017.But Moore acknowledged the Royals tried to acquire a veteran backup for Perez earlier in the offseason and came up empty.“We’ll see how camp unfolds,” Moore said. “It’s hard to get a third-, fourth-type catcher or veteran major league backup to join Kansas City. Nobody wants to do that. They see Salvador and say, ‘Well, I’ll never get a chance to re-establish myself.”That’s not an issue anymore, but most of the veterans that were available are in camp elsewhere.One thing Moore did make clear is the Royals have no intention of rushing MJ Melendez, one of their top prospects, to the big leagues. Melendez spent last season at Class A Lexington.“We’ll play that out and see where he is in July or August and if indeed we need some help there,” Moore said. “But you have to look at this as a positive Andrew Chafin Jersey , that it gives others an opportunity.”The Royals have embraced a run-run-run style of play this season, signing such speedsters as Billy Hamilton and Chris Owings. But that also means they have very little power throughout their lineup, and Perez was expected to help provide the opportunity to change a game in one swing.His biggest value now will come as a cheerleader. He remained one of the most upbeat players in the clubhouse, even after the injury surfaced, and his experience is invaluable for a young team.“It’s definitely not ideal losing a captain, losing our best player. It’s going to hurt any team,” Gallagher said. “We have to come together as a group and fill those shoes a little bit.”
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