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No teams wanted Tyler Colvin, so he’ll stay with Rockies

Sep 5, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Tyler Colvin is a former first-round pick and top prospect who hit .290 with 18 homers and an .858 OPS in 136 games for the Rockies last season, but he’s been so miserable this season that no teams snatched up the 28-year-old when he was designated for assignment.

That means the Rockies can keep Colvin in the minors without even using a 40-man roster spot for him, which is quite a fall. He went 12-for-75 (.160) with 27 strikeouts for the Rockies and hit .275 with an .857 OPS in 67 games at Triple-A, which looks decent until you consider that Colorado Springs is a Coors Field-like hitters haven and the team as a whole had an .800 OPS.

Colvin has struggled with a back injury that helps explain his terrible performance, but given all the replacement-level talent being added to 40-man rosters this month it’s still surprising that none of the other 29 teams deemed him worth stashing for the offseason.

  1. zzalapski - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I can’t figure out whether that headline speaks poorer of Colvin or the Rockies.

  2. robdog0721 - Sep 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    28 year old former 1st round pick that still isn’t an everyday ballplayer. Nothing to see here. Move along..haha.

  3. coryrox78 - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    I’d say it speaks poorly of both. I was pretty high on Colvin last season, but I don’t know what happened to make him spiral down, unless the reality of playing for the Rockies really hit him…

    • ezthinking - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      “Colvin has struggled with a back injury that helps explain his terrible performance,”

      Pretty much tells you what you need to know.

      Also, if playing for the Rockies is this bad, what are the Giants, Padres, Brewers, Cubs, Marlins, Phillies, Mets, Blue Jays, Twins, White Sox, Mariners, Angels and Astro’s players suppose to think? All 13 of those teams have worse records.

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