Colorado Rockies: We Examine 5 Key Numbers From 2016
By Nolan Lees
After one of the most historic and memorable World Series in MLB history, it’s now time to close the book on the 2016 season. Before we do that though, let’s take a look back at five numbers and stats that tell an important story about the Colorado Rockies past, present and future.
Baseball is a sport of statistics, probably more so than any other. The long season makes numbers crucial for telling the good from the bad, and the good from the great.
Pretty much anyone can watch a basketball game and quickly understand that LeBron James is better than the other players on the court. As the movie Bull Durham once famously observed however, the difference between a .300 hitter and a .250 hitter is one more base hit a week. Over the course a six-month season, numbers are the only thing that give some context to what we’re seeing.
Of course, stats can be misleading as well. With the sheer amount of information out there, it can be hard to tell what’s relevant and what is not. In this article, we’ll take a look at five stats that I believe tell some kind of story about the Rockies, where they’ve been, and where they’re heading. Enjoy!