For those who read my posts on the Rockies, most of you will understand I’m a big Tyler Colvin fan. So yes, I was surprised when I saw that he was sent to Triple-A to start the season.
He won’t be there long.
Todd Helton will eventually need a replacement at first base, and Colvin’s too good of a player to be playing in Triple-A. Personally, I thought his season last year was enough to help him make the roster at the start of the season. I didn’t even really expect him to be in the discussion for possible demotions.
Either way, Colvin will be beginning the season in Triple-A, and Jordan Pacheco, Jonathan Herrera, and Eric Young Jr. all made the team over him. For a guy who hit 18 home runs, and drove in 72 runs, while collecting a solid .290 batting average, I’m pretty surprised that a poor spring resulted in him being demoted.