Colorado Rockies: 2017 Batting Order Possibilities with a Designated Hitter

Aug 24, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Detail view of Safeco Field sign in left field prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Detail view of Safeco Field sign in left field prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Colorado Rockies will play at Safeco Field this season
Aug 24, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Detail view of Safeco Field sign in left field prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Earlier this month, we took a look at the different configurations that the Colorado Rockies could use in their batting lineups. We took a look at how the lineup might appear against right-handers, left-handers, and even at the end of the season, depending on if the Rockies were in or out of the playoff chase. You can read the article by clicking here.

One thing we didn’t look at in that article was how the Rockies might line up when facing an American League team on the road. Those series will be at Minnesota (May 16-18), Seattle (May 31-June 1), Cleveland (August 8-9) and Kansas City (August 22-24).

As a reminder, before we dive into the lineup scenarios, let’s remember that, however the lineup might shake out, offense has never been much of a problem for the Rockies. Take a look at some of the numbers last season and where Colorado ranked among all of Major League Baseball…

2016 numbers and MLB ranking

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Average: .275 (2nd)

Home Runs: 204 (10th)

RBI: 805 (2nd)

Stolen Bases: 66 (Tie for 20th)

Runs: 845 (2nd)

OBP: .336 (3rd)

SLG: .457 (2nd)

OPS: .794 (2nd)

So how will the lineup look in an American League park? Let’s take a look…