Colorado Rockies: The 5 most disappointing players in 2017

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Relief pitcher Tyler Chatwood #32 of the Colorado Rockies walks back to the mound after giving up a home run to Jesus Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Relief pitcher Tyler Chatwood #32 of the Colorado Rockies walks back to the mound after giving up a home run to Jesus Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at Coors Field on August 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Story

It’s unfortunate Story couldn’t really piece together a very good season this year, because everyone was rooting for him. I mean, no pun intended, but he had such a story line coming into this year. Troy Tulowitzki was dealt to Toronto, and Jose Reyes was an astronomical disappointment. Rockies fans’ dreams of seeing an elite shortstop playing in the purple pin stripes was dead. Until the beginning of 2016.

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Trevor Story hit 27 home runs in just 97 games, and would have won Rookie of the Year in a landslide had he not come down with an injury in his thumb. Still, Story was hope the Rockies had a lot to be excited about.

It’s not like Story was awful, but there was definitely disappointment when watching him on the field. Story played 48 more games than the year before, but hit 3 less home runs, with only a .239 batting average and a whopping 191 strikeouts to only 49 walks.

David Dahl

It’s hard for most fans to see the problem with David Dahl. The man was injured for most of the year, and never saw the majors. He has a really good swing, and is a very young player. Dahl played well in major league baseball last year. What’s to be disappointed about?

Sure, he hit .315 last year with 7 home runs in just over 60 games. It’s not like you can blame him for this, but you can certainly be disappointed it happened. During spring training, David Dahl was expected to be playing in the majors as a backup while only missing the first week or so. And, to sum it up, he ended up being injured for months longer than expected, didn’t play at all at the major league level, and his Triple-A stats were awful.