Colorado Rockies Roster
- NL West
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Colorado Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard was sent to the clubs alternate training site prior to Thursdays contest against the Dodgers in an attempt to get the left-hander as many at-bats as possible. With David Dahl having returned from the IL, Hilliard had fallen out of everyday playing time despite compiling a .488 SLG with six home runs and three stolen bases in 29 games. In brief stints over the past two years, Hilliard has compiled a career .895 OPS with Colorado, which indicates that hell likely be back in the mix sooner rather than later, while obviously having short-term and DFS appeal when playing at Coors Field.
Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl is starting in right field and hitting seventh in Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Dahl sat out the team's previous two games, which both featured left-handed opposing starting pitchers. Dahl will face the right-handed Mike Fiers on Wednesday. Dahl is just 4-for-28 against lefties this year. He hasn't been much better against righties, slashing .208/.259/.283, but the team is giving him a shot in this one. Matt Kemp and Garrett Hampson are heading to the bench for Wednesday's game.
Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray (shoulder) has been shut down for the rest of the 2020 campaign. Manager Bud Black said that Gray does not have enough time to make a full recovery after hitting the injured list with shoulder inflammation on Sept. 4. It was another inconsistent season for the 28-year-old, as evidenced by his 2-4 record and 6.69 ERA. Perhaps he would be a more welcoming fantasy asset if he did not have to pitch at Coors Field so often, as he is prone to several disastrous outings throughout a season.
Colorado Rockies starterAntonio Senzatela allowed one run on six hits across nine innings of work during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. He struck out three batters while issuing one walk. It was the first complete game of Senzatela's major league career, and it came at a necessary time for the reeling Rockies. He now owns a 4-2 record to go along with a 3.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 36/12 K/BB through 62 2/3 innings in 2020. Senzatela has drastically cut down on the number of walks he surrenders and has mixed-league appeal as a streaming option against mid-tier opponents. However, he is likely someone to fade in his next projected start against the daunting Los Angeles Dodgers.
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (shoulder) is back in the starting lineup and batting fourth against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Arenado missed Sunday's game with discomfort in his left shoulder. The 29-year-old is slashing .261/.311/.461 with eight homers and 25 RBI through 165 at-bats in 2020. Arenado is seemingly back to full health and should be good to go for the remainder of the season. He is a worthwhile DFS option for Tuesday's evening slate.