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LaTroy Hawkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/21/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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LaTroy Hawkins collected his 17th save of the season in Wednesday's defeat of the Padres.
Hawkins allowed a walk but no hits in a mostly clean and efficient ninth inning. The 41-year-old was on the brink of losing his grip on the Rockies' closer gig at the end of May, but he has settled in since with a 2.53 overall ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 32 innings for the season. Jul 9 - 6:30 PM

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LaTroy Hawkins earned his 14th save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday.

Hawkins worked around a walk to close out the come-from-behind victory, facing the bottom of the order and Gregor Blanco. The 41-year-old has just an 11/6 K/BB ratio in 25 innings but owns a 2.88 ERA. Given the reliance on balls in play his ERA is likely to take a step back, but he needs to be owned while he's getting saves for the Rox.
Jun 15 - 9:50 PM

LaTroy Hawkins earned his 13th save of 2014 in the Rockies' defeat of the Giants on Saturday.

The veteran right-hander made the Rockies' ninth-inning rally stick with a perfect bottom frame. Hawkins has not allowed a run since May 20, keeping talented young setup men Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino at bay.
Jun 14 - 8:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins picked up his 11th save of the season as the Rockies beat the Braves on Saturday.

It was an important save conversion for Hawkins, who has struggled pretty mightily this season. He still has a rough 4.15 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, and Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino remain worthwhile fantasy stashes.
May 24 - 7:27 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said late Wednesday that he's sticking with LaTroy Hawkins at closer.

Hawkins has a 4.41 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the year, and opponents are hitting .314 against him. But the veteran right-hander is still somehow 10-for-11 in save opportunities. "I look at the body of work for the whole season," Weiss told reporters Wednesday. "He's had a couple of tough ones the last couple of times out, but I think his stuff is still intact." Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino remain excellent fantasy stashes.
Source: Denver Post
May 22 - 10:42 AM

LaTroy Hawkins blew his first save of the season, but the Rockies walked off in the tenth inning on Sunday against the Padres.

Hawkins came in with a 6-4 lead but served up a one-out, two-run home run to Everth Cabrera to knot the game up at six apiece. Despite the one blown save, Hawkins has been shaky since the calendar turned to May and now owns a 4.11 ERA with a 6/3 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.
May 18 - 8:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins picked up his 10th save of the season on Friday, allowing a run on three hits in his inning of work against the Padres.

It wasn't the smoothest of sailing, but as he has every time this season, Hawkins managed to get the job done. He has now converted each of his first 10 save chances on the season, though it comes with a 3.14 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.
May 17 - 12:03 AM

LaTroy Hawkins recorded his eighth save by hurling a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Not a bad start to the 41-year-old's Rockies' career, as he's now 8-for-8 in save conversions to go with a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 5/2 K/BB rate over 10 1/3 innings. The Hawk won't blow anyone away, but he's learned all sorts of tricks over the years -- including his vaunted "quick pitch" -- and should be able to hold onto ninth-inning duties assuming his body doesn't betray him.
Apr 29 - 12:46 AM

Despite giving up a two-run bomb to Adrian Gonzalez, LaTroy Hawkins recorded his seventh save Friday against the Dodgers.

It was the first homer and just the second and third runs allowed by Hawkins in 9 1/3 innings this season. He's yet to blow a save.
Apr 26 - 2:26 AM

LaTroy Hawkins recorded his fourth save with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Padres.

Rex Brothers has been wild in the early going and Hawkins has yet to experience a misstep, so it doesn't look like the Rockies' closer gig will change hands anytime soon. Hawkins thus far has allowed three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings of work.
Apr 17 - 9:59 PM

LaTroy Hawkins earned his third save of the season Tuesday in the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Padres.

So far, so good for Colorado's 41-year-old offseason import. Since allowing a run in his Rockies' debut, Hawkins has strung together four consecutive scoreless appearances. He's 3-for-3 in save conversions to go with a 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He's outpitching Rex Brothers right now.
Apr 16 - 1:47 AM

LaTroy Hawkins earned his second save of the season Saturday in the Rockies' 1-0 win over the Giants.

The veteran closer protected Colorado's 1-0 advantage by retiring Buster Posey, Michael Morse, and Hector Sanchez in order in the bottom of the ninth inning. Hawkins has a firm grasp for now on the Rockies' closer role.
Apr 12 - 7:02 PM

LaTroy Hawkins struggled, allowing two runs in an inning of work as the Rockies lost to the Giants 3-2.

The two runs came on three hits, including two doubles. Hawkins' save opportunities may get cut into depending on how often manager Walt Weiss wants to play the match-ups with lefty Rex Brothers. Brothers was fantastic for the Rockies last season, finishing with a 1.73 ERA.
Mar 4 - 5:54 PM

Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Tuesday that LaTroy Hawkins is not necessarily the team's "everyday" closer.

That means that manager Walt Weiss could play the matchups in the late innings, using Rex Brothers in the ninth when the opposition has left-handed hitters coming up. Brothers is also a threat to usurp Hawkins' gig entirely given that he's simply a better pitcher, and Hawkins is also a candidate to be traded in July. Given all of that, and the fact that he'll be pitching in Denver, the 41-year-old is obviously a shaky fantasy proposition.
Feb 11 - 7:09 PM

Rockies signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

The deal has become official after Hawkins passed his physical. It also includes a $2.25 million option for 2015 that contains a $250,000 buyout. Hawkins will serve as the Rockies' closer, pushing Rex Brothers back to a setup role. The veteran right-hander posted a 2.93 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings for the Mets this past season and will turn 41 in December.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown