Mark Reynolds was a player this season that many Rockies fans thought that he should be an All Star. Even though he was not chosen as an All Star, he still proofed a lot and meant a lot to the Rockies.
He was a free agent after the 2016 season and had a much more lucrative offer to play baseball in Japan but he decided to resign with the Rockies for a one year contract for $1.5 million.
He was worth every penny. He played in 148 games and he had 82 runs, 139 hits, 22 doubles, 30 home runs, 97 RBI, a .267/.352/.487 offensive slash line, and an OPS+ of 105.
The Rockies may not be able to resign for the 2018 season but he is definitely somebody that they will be interested in resigning.
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Greg Holland was signed by the Rockies as a reclamation project on an incentive laden “pillow” contract and it worked because he was a huge reason for the Rockies success.
On the season, he pitched in 61 games and he had an ERA of 3.61 with 41 saves (which was the best in the National League).
You may remember his disastrous August in which, in 11 games, he had an ERA of 13.50. Without August, his stats are mind boggling. He didn’t have a month with an ERA above 2.25. Overall, his ERA, without the month of August, was 1.70. He also allowed 23 earned runs all season. 14 of them were in the month of August.
He will not be exercising his player option for this season but the Rockies will look to resign him for the long term this offseason.
We feel that an honorable mention should be mentioned. That would go to Chris Rusin. In 60 games and 85 innings, he went 5-1 with a 2.65 ERA. He is a big reason why the Rockies bullpen was better than expected this season.