The Colorado Rockies traded Lafayette High School alum Chaz Roe to the Seattle Mariners for second baseman Jose Lopez Thursday night. Roe, the Rockies’ first-supplemental-round pick out of Lafayette in 2005, was 9-13 with a 5.98 ERA in 27 starts for AAA Colorado Springs in 2010. Baseball America ranked the right-handed pitcher the No. 24 prospect in the Rockies’ system before the 2010 season.
Roe’s best minor league season to-date came in 2009 when he was 7-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 20 starts for AA Tulsa. The Rockies selected Roe with the No. 32 pick in the 2005 draft. “We don’t like to give up our young players. But we had to do it in this case,” Rockies assistant GM Bill Geivett told Troy Renck of The Denver Post about trading Roe. Lopez batted .239 with 10 home runs for the Mariners in 2010. (Read more)