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Raul Fernandez bio

By Nick Walter

Player: Raul Fernandez Position: Pitcher Jersey Number: 16 School: n/a Hometown: Boca Chica, DR Height, Weight: 6-2, 220 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Best Baseball Memory: In 2008 because I threw 96 mph and had control over my every ...


Raul Fernandez bio

By Nick Walter

Player: Raul Fernandez Position: Pitcher Jersey Number: 16 School: n/a Hometown: Boca Chica, DR Height, Weight: 6-2, 220 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Best Baseball Memory: In 2008 because I threw 96 mph and had control over my every ...


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GJ Rockies manager Tony Diaz more than a coach to young charges

By Patti Arnold

In the minors, it’s a fine line between developing players and developing a team. Tony Diaz has gotten pretty good at walking that line. The manager of the Grand Junction Rockies knows the fans want to see a winning baseball team. The ...


Utah teams look forward to shorter bus rides

By Patti Arnold

Yes, the minor leagues are not so fondly known as “the bus leagues.” Long, overnight bus rides from one town to the next every two or three days is just part of paying your dues to get to the big leagues. However, when the ...


Jonathan Herrera

From Rookie ball to Coors Field

By Allen Gemaehlich

It’s the beginning of a journey for the young baseball players out of high school and college. Many don’t make it to the big leagues, but for those who do, they don’t forget where it starts. Several current Colorado Rockies ...


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Development is the name of the game in Rookie ball

By Allen Gemaehlich

The foundation of the Colorado Rockies is established at the rookie level. That used to take place in Casper, Wyo. Now, it will be Grand Junction. The future players of the Colorado Rockies have begun their quest to reach the majors this ...


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Housing ballplayers makes families feel like part of the team

By Nick Walter

Who’s your boy? That’s mine, one says. Playing second base. Who’s your boy? The question is flung around the right-field seats during the Grand Junction Rockies’ June 14 exhibition game. And the banter continues, ...


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Fans fired up for the new team in town

By Nick Walter

“It’s early in the season, but that’s terrible, Blue!” And with that, the man sits, and the first unofficial umpire haranguing in Grand Junction Rockies history is over. The Rockies Ryan Garvey had just been thrown ...


Juan Ciriaco bio

By Patti Arnold

Player: Juan Manuel Ciriaco Nickname: Papasito Position: Second base Jersey Number: 2 Hometown: San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic Height, Weight: 5-10, 162 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Best Baseball Memory: When I hit .300 my ...


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Ben Waldrip bio

By Patti Arnold

Player: Ben Waldrip Nickname: Big Ben Position: First base Jersey Number: 40 School: Jacksonville (Ala.) State Hometown: Medford, Mass. Height, Weight: 6-6, 245 Bats/Throws: Left/Left Best Baseball Memory: Playing in the Cape Cod ...


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