DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 4 days ago

LeMahieu went recorded three base hits in Monday's 2-0 win over the Giants.

LeMahieu has gone 3-for-4 at the dish in three of his last four games, raising his batting average to .517 for the season. However, only one of his 15 hits have gone for extra bases, and his presence at the bottom of the lineup has only allowed him to score two runs in seven games. LeMahieu is best utilized for batting average stabilization, as his counting stats figure to remain deflated throughout the season.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 days ago

LeMahieu went 3-for-4 in Saturdays loss to the Cubs.

LeMahieu has gone 3-for-4 for consecutive games for the Rockies. He is batting .524 on the season so far with four multi-hit games.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 days ago

LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Cubs.

LeMahieu is off to a sizzling start at the dish with an 8-for-17 mark (.471 average) through four games, but predictably, all those hits have been base hits. The lack of power in LeMahieu's profile, along with his spot at the bottom of the order, have allowed him to pick up just one run and two RBI despite the hot hitting. He's likely to be a liability in those counting categories all season.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 2 weeks ago

LeMahieu went 2-for-5 in Monday's season-opening win over the Brewers.

Manager Walt Weiss expressed interest this spring in possibly deploying LeMahieu in the ninth spot in his order this season to function as a second leadoff hitter, but he stuck to convention on Opening Day, using the second baseman in the No. 8 hole. No matter where he bats in the lineup, LeMahieu is unlikely to notice a huge jump in his value, as his lack of power (five homers last season) and decreased proficiency on the bases (10-for-20 on steal attempts in 2014) make him a poor target for building counting stats totals from the middle infield.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 2 weeks ago

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is toying around with the idea of batting the pitcher eighth, in which case LeMahieu would bat ninth.

Though it would give LeMahieu fewer plate appearances, it would also let him hit directly in front of the Rockies' top of the order, rather than the pitcher, which could lead to more run-scoring opportunities.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 2 months ago1 Comment

LeMahieu (knee) is slated to open the season as the Rockies' starter at second base, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.LeMahieu has been forced to compete with Josh Rutledge for starting duties at the keystone during spring training the last two seasons, but he looks to be fully secure in his role after Rutledge was dealt to the Angels in the offseason. While LeMahieu doesn't offer much impact with the bat -- he slashed .267/.315/.348 last season, despite playing half his games in the league's most hitter-friendly park -- his world-class glovework has made him an organizational favorite. The Rockies shut LeMahieu down in the final week of the season due to a minor knee sprain, but he didn't require surgery and should enter the spring fully healthy.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 months ago

LeMahieu (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Monday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Though LeMahieu will not appear in the Rockies' season finale Sunday, team trainer Keith Dugger is hopeful that the second baseman will not require surgery as a result of the sprain. The MRI was ordered as a precautionary measure after LeMahieu experienced some difficulty walking, but assuming the tests don't reveal anything concerning, he should be able to complete his usual offseason workout routine.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 months ago

LeMahieu (knee) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

LeMahieu will be held out after exiting Friday's game with the knee injury. Charlie Culberson will get the start at second base in LeMahieu's place.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 months ago

LeMahieu collected one hit in three at-bats before departing with a knee sprain in the sixth inning of Friday's loss to the Dodgers, the Associated Press reports.

The severity of LeMahieu's injury is uncertain, but with only two games left on the season, the Rockies could opt to play it safe and shut him down. Charlie Culberson entered the game in place of LeMahieu on Friday and would likely be the team's top choice to start at second base Saturday and Sunday, if LeMahieu is not cleared to return.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 months ago

LeMahieu is in Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

LeMahieu makes his return after a rare day off Saturday, batting in his usual eighth spot.