Now at the unofficial halfway point of the Major League Baseball season, the Colorado Rockies sit in third place in the National League West and hold their own fate in their hands when it comes to the postseason.
It’s been an interesting first half of the season to say the least. No one could have predicted the struggles that Trevor Story and Carlos Gonzalez have endured all season. No one saw the impact that rookie pitchers would have on the Rockies in 2017. And how about the years that Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds are enjoying at the plate?
There are a lot of things to love about this season … as well as some things that aren’t so great currently. But the All-Star break is a time for renewal, reflection on the first half of the season and gearing up for the second half of the campaign. It should be a fun ride.
As we look back at the first half of the season, it’s a great time to look back at how our writers ranked Colorado’s 40-man roster heading into the season … and how those rankings have changed.
You can check out our preseason rankings here. However, on the following pages, we unveil our updated 40-man roster rankings based not only on how the players performed in the first half but also the impact they could each have in the second half of the season.
You’ll see a lot of movement in the rankings. You’ll also see some new faces in the rankings as four new players have joined the 40-man roster since we ranked it in the preseason. That means four have left, so no rankings this time for Cristhian Adames, Miguel Castro, Jason Motte or Chad Qualls.
So how do the midseason rankings look? Let’s dive in…