Early Guesses At The Colorado Rockies’ 2016 Starting Rotation

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May 31, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. Lyles (24) walks off the field with pitching coach S. Foster (56) after being injured in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Quite a bit is going to change between now and April, but let’s take a look at some of the guys vying for spots in the Colorado Rockies’ 2016 rotation. 

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The Colorado Rockies are limping to the finish line in 2015, so is it too early to already look ahead to 2016? Hell no!

This club has a chance in 2016, they are 0-0 right now, if folks get healthy, they could win 90 games!

Ok… that’s ridiculous (but you hopefully already knew that), but 2016 could go a long way to developing some young starters so that the few years after that are actually pretty competitive in Denver.

With that, let’s look at the potential starting rotation in 2016, now that we’ve seen these guys throw a lot this year and all of our brains are starting to turn thinking about what might be next year.

One note: all the following assumes, you know, general good luck with health. So, sure, any/all of these guys could have elbow or shoulder surgery, but I’m handicapping the rotation right now assuming none of that’s going to happen (even though to somebody, at some point, we all know it will).

Enjoy this handicap over the next few slides, and let me know: who’s your starting five in the Rockies’ rotation if 2016 started today (and everyone were healthy)? What’s your ideal rotation look like? Tweet it out: @RoxPileFS and @BobbyDeMuro.


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