Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 4 Months
Rockies recalled INF/C Jordan Pacheco from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
He'll take the roster spot of Jhoulys Chacin, who was placed on the bereavement leave list. Pacheco should see some time behind the plate with Yorvit Torrealba (concussion) expected to be placed on the disabled list.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 5 Months
Jordan Pacheco went hitless in three at-bats Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.
If Ryan Wheeler were playing better in Triple-A, Pacheco would probably be back in the minors by now. With little home run power and no patience at the plate, he needs to bat .300 to be useful to the Rockies. Right now, he's at .250/.284/.327 in 168 at-bats.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 7 Months
Jordan Pacheco went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Friday's 10-9 win over the Giants.
Pacheco had an RBI ground out in the bottom of the second inning while his fifth-inning grand slam broke a 5-5 tie. With a .313/.360/.410 batting line over 26 games this season, the 27-year-old continues to be a useful player for Colorado. Todd Helton isn't a good bet to hold up and will require regular rest no matter what, so Pacheco should continue to have value in NL-only leagues.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 8 Months
Jordan Pacheco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Pacheco started in place of the injured Todd Helton (forearm) and continues to be effective in spot duty for the Rockies this season. He could see regular playing time at first base if Helton needs an extended absence.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 8 Months
Jordan Pacheco went 3-for-5 and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Pacheco also had a pinch-hit single in the first game of the doubleheader, as the four-hit day pushed his average from .176 to .304. Pacheco can hit, but his playing time has been limited so far.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 9 Months
Jordan Pacheco went 2-for-3 in the Rockies loss to the Mariners Saturday.
Pacheco, 27, seems to be the forgotten man in the Rockies third base mix this spring, with Chris Nelson and prospect Nolan Arenado receiving much of the attention. But Pacheco started 80 games at the hot corner in 2012 and is hitting .407 in Cactus League play. It remains to be seen how the competition will play out, but if Pacheco continues to hit he will force the Rockies to make a tough decision in a few weeks.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL 10 Months
Jordan Pacheco recently traveled to San Luis Obispo, California to work with Rockies catching instructor Jerry Weinstein.
Pacheco worked on blocking drills and focused on throwing mechanics. While he only started five games behind the plate last season, the versatility should give him a leg up on keeping a roster spot. "I definitely feel comfortable doing it," said Pacheco. "But I want to make sure the pitchers feel comfortable with me. In spring training, I need to work with them to create that."
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL Oct 03 '12
Jordan Pacheco had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Pacheco finished the game 2-for-4 with his 32nd double and two RBI. He's done a very nice job in his first season as a regular for the Rockies, hitting .306/.338/.418 with five homers, 54 RBI and seven stolen bases in 471 at-bats. There should be a role for him on the 2013 squad.
Jordan Pacheco C/1B COL Sep 27 '12
Jordan Pacheco went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer as the Rockies bested the Cubs 7-5 on Thursday.
The homer was just Pacheco's fifth in 453 at-bats, but his game is more about singles (.309 average) and doubles (30). The Rockies will probably have him battle Chris Nelson for the starting job at third base next spring. Ideally, Nelson would win the job and Pacheco could be used as a backup at the corners, a third catcher and a pinch-hitter.