Colorado Rockies: 3 Players Who Are Under-Performing This Spring
By Kevin Henry
Spring training is always a time to get a feel for how players are shaping up for the regular season. Sure, these are exhibition games but they are also opportunities for the Colorado Rockies and other Major League Baseball teams to get a feel for what they’ll be working with when the regular season begins.
Through the games of March 11, the Rockies have an 8-6 record in Cactus League play. That’s 14 games where players have had a chance to flash their talents and make an impact. For veterans, it’s a chance to shake off the rust. For younger players and those on the roster bubble, it’s a chance to make an impact and draw some attention.
So who has done well in spring training? Trevor Story is back to hitting bombs and leads the team with four homers, including a monster shot in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Pat Valaika has also made his presence felt in the power department with three solo homers.
On the mound, Mike Dunn has looked impressive in four scoreless outings out of the bullpen. Zach Jemiola has racked up a pair of saves while not allowing a run in seven innings of work.
Those are the positives. However, there have been a few negatives so far this spring as well. In this article, we’ll look at three players who are underwhelming right now. Some may just be in a bit of slump while others may be in more serious trouble.
Let’s start on the mound and we’ll go from there…