• Non-roster outfielder Jason Pridie, 30, has played in snippets for the Twins, Mets, Phillies and Orioles, so he knows the key is making sure that organizations discuss him favorably when making decisions before and during a season.
Hit a homer a day, and you get talked about that way.
Pridie homered in Thursday's intrasquad game and again Friday against the D-backs -- right after catching prospect Tom Murphy went deep in the eighth inning of an 11-0 victory. Both homers came off D-backs reliever Alex Sanabia.
But Pridie said he knew evaluations about him would be about more than power, even though he has 102 Minor League home runs. (He also has five homers and a .228 average in 232 at-bats in the Majors.)
Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer are the all-star corner outfielders, and there are more candidates on the Major League roster than there are outfield spots. But Pridie wants to make sure he is not overlooked.
"You make a good first impression, they start talking in meetings, 'Oh, yeah, look what he did,'" Pridie said. "Or it's putting together consistent at-bats and just keep getting your name brought up where if something happens and they need something, they say, 'He's been out there doing it, and he's playing the game the right way.'"
Ryan Casteel, another prospect with power, homered for two runs in the third inning Friday against D-backs lefty starter Patrick Corbin.
• Rockies pitching held the D-backs to two hits on Friday. Starter Franklin Morales and relievers Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino are expected to be part of the staff. Hopefuls Tommy Kahnle, a Rule 5 pick from the Yankees who struck out one and threw 93-95 mph in his spotless inning, Chris Martin and Greg Burke (formerly of the Padres and the Mets) also were smooth. Lefty Tyler Matzek, a former Rockies top Draft pick, gave up a hit and a walk but struck out three in two scoreless innings.
• Weiss seemed happy with Friday's offensive performance.
"The guys swung the bats well, and some of the things we talked about offensively came into play right away -- two-strike hitting, hitting with runners in scoring position," Weiss said.
The Rockies finished Friday with 14 hits, with doubles by Dickerson and backup infield candidates Charlie Culberson and Ryan Wheeler.
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