Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
6 months ago

Denorifa was released from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He leaves the Rockies system after failing to make the big club out of spring training and going .275/.383/.353 in 61 plate appearances with the Isotopes. Denorfia can play all three outfield spots and has shown fleeting signs of utility in a major-league lineup, most notably in 2013, when he hit .279/.337./.395 with two home runs and 11 steals in 144 games with the Padres. Expect him to catch on with another organization before the season is done.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
8 months ago

Denorfia was reassigned to minor league camp Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old didn't produce much during spring training, but his right-handedness had him in the mix for the Rockies' fourth outfielder role into the final days prior to the regular season. That being said, Stephen Cardullo ended up being the right-handed bat the Rockies kept in the majors thanks to his gargantuan Cactus League showing. Denorfia's age and declining performance will likely keep him in an organizational depth role for most of the season.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
8 months ago

Denorfia is 5-for-28 (.179) with five walks and three stolen bases in 12 Cactus League appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the unsightly batting line, the 36-year-old seems to have a solid chance to crack the Opening Day roster with the big league club given that David Dahl (ribs) won't be ready for the start of the regular season. Denorfia doesn't have the upside many of the other competitors for a roster spot possess, but his right-handedness and vast major league experience could serve him well in his quest to be the Rockies' fourth outfielder to begin the season. This role doesn't provide a lot of fantasy upside, especially given that he may be destined to spend more time in the minors upon Dahl's return to action, so fantasy owners should still only target Denorfia in the deepest NL-only leagues unless a better opportunity presents itself in the near future.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
9 months ago

Denorfia could hold the upper hand in the competition for a major league roster spot given the fact that he's the only right-handed hitter in the pack, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prospects Raimel Tapia and Jordan Patterson are also vying for a spot, meaning the veteran probably isn't the most talented option Colorado has at its disposal. However, given the multitude of left-handed options in the mix, it wouldn't be surprising to see Denorfia emerge as a leading candidate if the Rockies decide to carry five outfielders. This is a bit of a stretch, however, as Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, and Gerardo Parra are already in line to comprise the Rockies outfield in 2017, although it's worth noting that Denorfia holds a niche in the organization if any of them wind up getting injured prior to Opening Day.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
10 months ago

Denorfia agreed to a minor league contract with the Rockies on Thursday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Denorfia opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees in late March and didn't sign with another organization until June. He went on to hit just .255/.308/.382 with four homers in 36 games with the Giants' Triple-A Sacramento affiliate. It's hard to imagine he'll see significant time in the Rockies' crowded outfield, if any at all.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
1 year ago

Denorfia signed a minor league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

Denorfia will first head to extended spring training before joining the Triple-A team. The 34-year-old veteran played in 103 games for the Cubs in 2015, hitting .269/.319/.373 with three home runs and 18 RBI and could serve as outfield depth for the Giants at some point this season.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
2 years ago

Denorfia opted out of his minor-league contract with the Yankees on Sunday and will become a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

The non-roster invitee was aiming to win a reserve outfield spot for the Yankees, but a .200/.259/.320 batting line over his 27 plate appearances in spring training proved to be his undoing. The 35-year-old will see if he can find a clearer path to the majors with another organization.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
2 years ago

Denorfia agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

While it took Denorfia until spring training to find a home, he landed in a favorable spot, as he joins an outfield competition that includes two switch-hitters and only left-handed hitters otherwise. He will work as a reserve outfielder for the Yankees if he makes the cut.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
2 years ago

Denorfia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Denorfia is expected to see a major cut in playing time in the near future, and that will start Sunday following the activation of Jorge Soler (ankle). A .319 season batting average should keep the 34-year-old Denorfia in the mix as a fourth outfielder, but his utility in season-long formats will significantly diminish.

Chris Denorfia
LF/RF/DH FA
2 years ago

With Jorge Soler (ankle) due back Sunday, Denorfia's days as an everyday outfielder may be numbered.

Denorfia will likely stay on the active roster and could play a lot of left field as a result, but right field belongs to Soler.