What will Colorado’s 2017 record be (162-game regular season schedule)?
My best guess for the Rockies record is somewhere around 90 wins. They have improved the lineup and the bullpen considerably and hopefully are getting all the injuries out now. The rotation is a big question mark. However, with above average pitchers in the top 3 and the multiple high ceiling options to round out the rotation, I think it will allow for the Rockies to excel. Final record: 92-70
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Who will be Colorado’s biggest surprise and disappointment?
I would say the biggest surprise for the Rockies this year will be either Antonio Senzatela or Kyle Freeland. Both have already surprised with their strong springs and I think at least one of them will stick in the rotation this year.
Biggest disappointment this year in my opinion will be Jake McGee. I don’t think he will improve much from a disappointing 2016 season.
Why will or why won’t Colorado make the playoffs?
The Rockies will make the playoffs this year as a Wild Card team. I think their depth is strong enough to withstand underperforming from some players and injuries along the way. There are too many talented guys at every position for this team not to have a successful 2017 campaign.