The Colorado Rockies declared on Thursday that beginning pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been optioned to Triple-An Albuquerque. The news probably implies Hoffman is out of the running for the Rockies' revolution, leaving Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, and Antonio Senzatela doing combating for the last two spots.
The 24-year-old righty and centerpiece of the Troy Tulowitzki exchange had posted a 4.76 Time with four strikeouts and two strolls crosswise over 5 ? innings in Significant Alliance Spring Preparing. This went ahead the heels of an uneven 2016 season that saw him set up a 4.02 Time with 9.4 strikeouts for every nine innings in 22 begins in Albuquerque and a concise stretch with the Rockies in which he posted a 4.88 Period with only 22 strikeouts to 17 strolls in eight appearances (six begins). While this move implies we won't see him in the opening day pivot, it remains profoundly likely he'll be approached to add to the major class group sooner or later amid the season.
Of the rest of the pivot hopefuls, Freeland, the 23-year-old lefty, would give off an impression of being a leader. After an unpleasant first excursion, he has permitted only one keep running crosswise over 14 innings in his last four appearances, strolling only one while striking out 12.
Senzatela, a 22-year-old righty, has additionally had a solid spring up to this point appears more in his 15-to-1 strikeout-to-walk proportion than it does in his 4.20 Time. In light of Spring Preparing execution, Marquez, an additional 22-year-old righty, is by all accounts an inaccessible third, his 8.00 Time and 7-to-6 strikeout-to-walk proportion coming in well behind what we've seen from both Freeland and Senzatela. It's important, in any case, that Marquez saw a concise major class stretch in 2016 and stood his ground, while neither Freeland or Senzatela have any Real Association encounter.