Colorado Rockies: Re-ranking Colorado’s 40-man roster
By Kevin Henry
5. Mark Reynolds
Think about this: Reynolds wasn’t even on Colorado’s 40-man roster when we did our preseason rankings. Flash forward to near the end of the All-Star break when he was one of five players competing in the Final Vote to make the All-Star Game. Baseball is weird.
Reynolds has 19 homers and 61 RBI at the break. But it’s not just offense that Reynolds brings. His defense is underrated and seemingly makes an impact every game.
The break comes at a great time for Reynolds as he’s hitting just .194 in July. With Desmond coming back from injury after the break and Parra able to play first as well, Reynolds could get some days off if needed.
4. DJ LeMahieu
Speaking of defense, how about Colorado’s All-Star second baseman? As Black told reporters the other day before the game, LeMahieu is a player who makes an impact every game.
After a slow start, LeMahieu has pushed his average to .307 at the break, including .381 in July.
3. Greg Holland
Hey look, another Rockies All-Star! Holland has 28 saves in 29 chances and has turned the back end of Colorado’s bullpen into something to be feared instead of something that scares Rockies fans.
The ultimate high-risk, high-reward signing, can Holland repeat his amazing first-half performance after the break? If so, and if the Rockies can bolster the bullpen through a trade, look out.
2. Charlie Blackmon
Chuck Nazty, All-Star and Home Run Derby participant. A .319 average, 20 homers and already career-high 10 triples. He leads Major League Baseball in hits (117) and total bases (214) and also has 47 extra-base hits. What more can be said?
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1. Nolan Arenado
The best third baseman in the game. Period.
He leads Major League Baseball in extra-base hits with 50 and is tied for the Major League lead with 70 RBI. He also makes plays like this.