Miguel Rojas (R), 5 percent, Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies (LHP Tyler Anderson): The Marlins haven’t faced many southpaws after seeing a few in the first week of the season. In one of the recent times, Rojas hit leadoff. He probably will be in his customary seven-hole, but it’s worth a look. Coming into the season, Rojas had four career homers; he has three already this season.
Ware was a Pro Bowl fixture by his second season and a beloved high-effort leader in Dallas. He moved on to give a little bit of that to Denver and get his Super Bowl ring with the Broncos.
6th round, 199th overall, 7th QB picked. In other words, this list could be named after him: the Tom Brady Lifetime Draft Steal Award. Does anyone out there not know this story by heart already? Or not know at least a few of the six quarterbacks taken ahead of him — Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin, Marc Bulger and the immortal Spergon Wynn?
Incumbent Josh McCown will go into training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he’s a lock.
Arguably the best deep passer in the class. Understands how to lead receiver downfield with touch and accuracy. Willing to attack every level of the field and anticipates throwing lanes well. Weaknesses Below-average athlete.
The Rams are working on a permanent answer, but in the meantime they’d like to wear the Dickerson-style throwbacks more. The NFL, however, has other ideas.
Rams COO Kevin Demoff says the team has asked the NFL for permission to wear the blue and yellow throwbacks more often, but the NFL limited the Rams to wearing them twice last season. Demoff said he’s working on explaining to the league office that the fans would prefer those uniforms.
“We have spent the year educating them on our fan base,” Demoff told the Los Angeles Times. “We forwarded them all of the fan complaints, the emails we get, so I think they’re well aware of our fans’ preferences.”