Colorado Rockies: what could the NLDS roster look like?
The Colorado Rockies clinched the second National League Wild Card yesterday with the Milwaukee Brewers losing to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rockies will face Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card Game this coming Wednesday.
The Rockies will face the Arizona Diamondbacks for a one-game playoff to see who will advance to the National League Division Series to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. Earlier today, our own Kevin Henry looked at what the Rockies Wild Card roster may look like. Right now, we will examine what the NLDS roster could look like if the Rockies get to that point.
(2): Jonathan Lucroy and either Ryan Hanigan or Tony Wolters
Lucroy is no doubter to make it. However, the decision between Hanigan and Wolters is obviously a bit more difficult. Personally, I would go with Wolters for the simple fact that he is more versatile than Hanigan. Wolters has played at second and third base this season at the major league level and he played shortstop for a few games in the majors last year. Hanigan can only catch. Whether or not Rockies manager Bud Black has the same thinking is obviously a different question, though.
(6): Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, DJ LeMahieu, Mark Reynolds, Pat Valaika, Alexi Amarista
As Kevin mentioned in his article earlier today, some Rockies fans may not like to see Amarista on the playoff roster but he’ll be on it for a few reason. First off, he has a history with Bud Black going back to their days in San Diego. Secondly, he is versatile. He has played all but pitcher, catcher, and first base for the Rockies this year.