Colorado Rockies: The Five Worst Players of the 2016 Season
No. 5: Ryan Raburn
Look, it would be easy to give Raburn a pass because he was primarily a bench player who came in to pinch hit. He only appeared in 113 games. When the Rockies signed him from the Cleveland Indians for $1,500,000, he was coming off a 2015 slash line of .301/.393/.543 and had hit eight HRs in 82 games.
What did he do for the team this season? A slash line of .220/.309/.404 and only nine HRs in his 113 games. Not good enough. Heck, he couldn’t even meet his career slash line of .253/.317/.753. He also struck out 80 times in 223 at-bats.
Furthermore, in 60 games in left field he had three errors and just six outfield assists for a poor .960 fielding percentage.
One thing the Rockies offense lacked in 2016 was pop off the bench. Unfortunately Raburn was not the answer and at 35 (he will turn 36 in April) is unlikely to be the answer in 2017.
Next: No. 4: Jorge De La Rosa