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LaTroy Hawkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (42) / 12/21/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss told LaTroy Hawkins that he would not be closing games for the time being.
Weiss termed it as Hawkins getting "a break" from closing, which strikes as incredibly euphemistic. In the first week of the season, Hawkins blew two saves and allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched. Rafael Betancourt and Adam Ottavino are in position to see the most save chances moving forward, but Ottavino is the one with the higher upside and the one to pick up if available. Apr 13 - 3:03 PM

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LaTroy Hawkins gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning, blowing the save and ultimately helping send the Rockies to a loss against the Cubs on Sunday.

Hawkins was handed a 5-3 lead when he entered with one out in the ninth inning. After a walk, a wild pitch and an RBI single, Hawkins served up a two-run home run to new Cub Dexter Fowler. The Rockies were unable to rally in the bottom of the ninth. The veteran also blew the save in Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Hawkins has saved 36 games over the past two seasons, but he's not a dominant pitcher and in terms of fantasy, he ranks near the bottom of the barrel. Adam Ottavino's time may be coming.
Apr 12 - 8:52 PM

LaTroy Hawkins gave up four singles and two runs in the ninth to blow a save Wednesday against the Brewers.

None of the singles were very well hit, but this is the kind of thing that will occasionally happen to relievers who don't strike anyone out. Hawkins will surely keep his job after this, but of the true closers in Major League Baseball, he's the weakest bet for fantasy purposes. Adam Ottavino is likely next in line in Colorado.
Apr 9 - 12:04 AM

LaTroy Hawkins threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers to earn his first save of the season Tuesday.

Hawkins was called on to protect a three-run lead, and aside from a two-out Khris Davis single he had little trouble doing so. The right-hander struck out one in the outing. Hawkins is no spring chicken at 42, but he's still capable of getting big league hitters out and has little competition for his job at the moment.
Apr 7 - 11:37 PM

LaTroy Hawkins was shelled in one-third of an inning, allowing five runs to the Athletics as the Rockies lost 11-2 on Monday.

The A's scored two runs on a Ben Zobrist double and a Billy Butler single, then added three more on a Brett Lawrie three-run homer. Hawkins has pitched well in four of his six outings this spring, but has been hit hard in the two others. He's entering what will be his final year in baseball, and the mix of his age (42), home ballpark, and vanishing strikeout rate makes him a risky play for fantasy purposes.
Mar 30 - 7:55 PM

LaTroy Hawkins revealed in an interview on MLB Network Friday that the 2015 season will be his final one.

It's no surprise, of course, as Hawkins will turn 42 later this month and 2015 is the final year on his contract. The veteran reliever doesn't miss bats anymore but has remained an effective reliever, this past season posting a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP for the Rockies. He'll enter the 2015 campaign as the team's closer.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Rockies exercised RHP LaTroy Hawkins' $2.25 million option for 2015.

Hawkins fared pretty well as the Rockies' closer in 2014, posting a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while converting 23 of 26 save chances. He should enter the 2015 campaign at the back-end of the bullpen again for the Colorado.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:01:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins retired the only batter he faced Saturday in his 1,000th career appearance.

The 41-year-old Hawkins became the 16th pitcher ever to appear in 1,000 games, and it's an especially impressive feat given that he was a starter through age 26. His 98 career starts are the second most for anyone with 1,000 appearances, trailing Dennis Eckersley's 361 starts.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:36:00 AM

LaTroy Hawkins took his fourth blown save and second in a row after giving up two runs in the ninth Monday against the Mets.

Hawkins' terrific season seems to be coming apart here a little bit at the end, but hopefully he'll rebound and finish strong. Even after giving up four runs in three appearances this month, he's sporting a 3.28 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He's 22-for-26 saving games.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:24:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins hurled a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 21st save against the Giants on Monday.

The Hawk made things interesting, losing Mike Morse on a full count to walk the leadoff batter. The next batter, Joe Panik, hit the ball on the screws, but Charlie Blackmon snagged it in right field, and then Hawkins struck out both Gregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford to end the affair. The Rockies are thrilled with their return on investment from the 41-year-old (21 saves, 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP) and value his veteran presence. Colorado plans to pick up his $2.25 million club option for 2015.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 01:23:00 AM

LaTroy Hawkins tossed a clean inning to earn his 20th save against the Marlins on Sunday.

Hawkins gave up three hits and a run in a non-save situation Saturday, so it was a nice rebound for the 41-year-old. This marks the third season in his long career that Hawkins has reached 20 saves. The right-hander owns a 2.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 45 innings this season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:31:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins struck out the side to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

It wasn't exactly a murderer's row of hitters -- Hawkins had to face Alfredo Marte, Jake Lamb and Tuffy Gosewisch in the 10th inning -- but it was still nice to see from the 41-year-old. Hawkins now owns a 2.93 ERA and 18 saves through 40 innings this season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:03:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are expected to hang on to LaTroy Hawkins.

Hawkins is 41 and would have some value on a contending team in a middle relief role, but the Rockies like his veteran presence and plan to pick up his $2.25 million club option for 2015. Hawkins has saved 17-of-18 chances this season while sporting a 3.09 ERA. The Pirates and a couple other clubs had expressed interest.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:47:00 AM

According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding, the Pirates have interest in Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins.

The Bucs are looking for some easy and inexpensive ways to upgrade their bullpen, and the 41-year-old Hawkins fits that mold. He has posted a 3.09 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 35 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen on a salary of just $2.25 million. Hawkins also carries a $2.25 million club option for the 2015 campaign.
Source: MLBlogs
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 09:10:00 AM

LaTroy Hawkins allowed two runs and stranded the bases loaded in a non-save situation against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Hawkins entered the game with a four-run lead and got two quick outs before the Nationals strung together four straight hits. A fielding error loaded the bases with the winning run at first, but Ian Desmond struck out to end the threat. Hawkins has a 3.09 ERA after Wednesday's outing, and the struggles of Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino have given the 41-year-old some job protection in his hold on the Rockies' closer role.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6Christian Bergman
7David Hale
8Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Rafael Betancourt
3Boone Logan
4LaTroy Hawkins
5John Axford
6Christian Friedrich
7Brooks Brown
8Scott Oberg