Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
FEB 19, 3:00p ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 12 / 9:01a ET
News: LeMahieu (knee) is slated to open the season as the Rockies' starter at second base, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
Impact: 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.