Colorado Rockies: Examining the 5 greatest seasons in franchise history
Through its first 50 games, the Colorado Rockies began the 2017 season with the best record in franchise history at 32-18. They are now battling for the lead in the National League West, arguably the toughest division in baseball.
There are many reasons for the great start such as hitting .266 as a team, second-best in the National League and the fourth-highest mark in Major League Baseball heading into Wednesday night. They are also the second-best defense in the MLB with only 23 errors and a fielding percentage of .989.
However, the most impressive statistics come from the pitching. Colorado’s pitching is ranked 16th in Major League Baseball with a team 4.20 ERA (heading onto Wednesday night), which is a major improvement over their ranking of 27th and 4.91 ERA last year.
There is no doubt that this season is going to be a memorable one, despite the outcome. The Rockies have finally shown what they are capable of. So even if they miss out on a deep playoff run this year, they have proven that they will come back even better in the following years.
Throughout the article, I graded some of Colorado’s greatest individual seasons based upon the team’s hitting, pitching, and fielding statistics. Also making the playoffs was another added bonus to the grading scale. With that being said, let’s take a look at the top five greatest seasons in Rockies history.