Colorado Rockies 2018 Pitching Situation: The Starters

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DENVER, CO - MAY 27: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #31 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the second inning against the St Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on May 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 27: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #31 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the second inning against the St Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on May 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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6. Jeff Hoffman

DENVER, CO – JULY 08: Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
DENVER, CO – JULY 08: Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman. Photo courtesy of Getty Images. /

You thought it was over, but I’m here to tell you otherwise. Spring Training will be a battleground for the last rotation spot and Jeff Hoffman is a strong contender.

Though his record isn’t as polished as his colleagues, he will be the other option for a fifth (or potentially, sixth) spot. He comprised a noble first half, but started to descend as the second half commenced causing the Rockies to send him down.

When pitchers and catchers report the main thing to look at with Jeff Hoffman is if he’ll be able to not tire out to fast with the pace of the majors.

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Takeaways From This

The Rockies have a stellar group of pitchers on their hands. As long as they are able to develop the young arms and establish repertoire, the pieces will fall into place.

The key component to having a good ball club is the pitching staff since the Rockies have gotten the bullpen in order it’s only a matter of time until the rotation is set.

Over the next few months, it will be interesting to see if the Rockies will stick with a solid young group or perchance sign a veteran to work along side the youngsters. Perhaps even more interesting, the club, with having a young pitching staff, could entertain the idea of a six-man rotation.

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In the end, there will be eyes on the potential starters in Spring Training.

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