Colorado Rockies: 3 Battles to Watch Heading into 2017
There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the Colorado Rockies and what could well be a playoff push in the 2017 season. With a young and talented rotation, star-studded lineup that can produce plenty of runs and offseason moves in place that are expected to shore up some of Colorado’s 2016 weaknesses, things look good for the Rockies on paper.
However, while things may look good on paper, there are still some decisions that need to be made by new manager Bud Black. While some things may be set in stone (we really don’t see anyone beating out Nolan Arenado for the third base job), there are still some positions where decisions are going to have to be made. Those decisions could not only have an impact on the lineup, but also on the direction of a player’s potential with the Rockies in 2017 … and possibly beyond.
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We analyzed the roster and came up with the three biggest position battles that we see happening with the Rockies next season. All three involve young players who are believed to be a key part of Colorado’s nucleus moving forward and all three are probably going to come down to who performs the best in spring training.
Hey, the biggest battle for the Rockies last season in spring training turned out pretty well for the team. Some guy named Trevor Story won the starting shortstop position and he made a pretty nice impact.
Let’s look at the first battle and analyze the players…