Jon Garland

Jon Garland

Height/Weight: 6' 6"/210 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Valencia, California
College: None
Draft: 1997 1st round (10th pick) by the
  • Purple Row

    Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 16, Dyan Jorge

    When Jorge signed with the Rockies in January 2022, it was a culmination of a two-year wait for the Cuban shortstop. After a few months spent establishing residence outside of Cuba, Jorge was deemed eligible to sign in early 2020. As such, Jorge was forced to wait until January 2022 to receive a $2.8 million bonus from the Rockies — the largest such bonus they've ever handed out to a Latin American amateur free agent. For reference, that signing bonus is more than late-first round picks in the US draft get, indicating a prospect has athleticism and potential to be a big league contributor.

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    What has to happen for the Rockies to "play .500 ball" in 2023, Part 2

    Last Tuesday, we explored some internal, returning factors that need to happen for Rockies owner, Dick Monfort's pre-season prediction to become true in the upcoming 2023 season. Mainly, returning players need to return to the performances expected from them when they signed contracts, i.e Kris Bryant and Germán Márquez. This week, let's take a look at some other changes to the roster and schedule that can benefit the Rockies and have a 14-win improvement over last year. With the new MLB season comes a new system for scheduling games in 2023.

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    Former Los Angeles Dodgers Relief Pitcher Jake McGee Retires

    Jake McGee announced his retirement after a 13-year career that included stints with the Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals. McGee was selected by the Rays in the fifth round of the 2004 MLB Draft, and he would go on to make his big league debut with them six years later. The left-hander spent parts of six seasons with the organization before being traded to the Colorado Rockies prior to the 2016 season.