Rockies Rumors & News: Colorado acquires CF Noel Cuevas to finalize Juan Nicasio trade

The Colorado Rockies have finalized the trade which sent Juan Nicasio to the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, acquring 23-year-old center fielder Noel Cuevas.

Here's Cuevas' scouting report, via MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams:

Cuevas spent the entire 2014 season in Double-A at age 22 and struggled after an excellent year at Class-A Advanced in 2013. The Puerto Rican outfielder followed up a .284/.341/.454 season with a disappointing .231/.285/.351 campaign.

Cuevas went from 12 homers in 2013 to seven in 2014, which isn’t too troublesome, but it’s surprising to see his stolen base total drop from 38 at High-A to six at Double-A. Presumably, he will open the 2015 season at Double-A with the hope of better results.

With such a sharp decline in results in his move from High-A to Double-A, the Rockies will likely do their best to ease Cuevas into the mix at Double-A while attempting to pinpoint exactly what troubled him last season.

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