Tyler Colvin sent to Triple-A to start season


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.

March 22, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Tyler Colvin (21) makes the running catch for the out against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning during a spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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.