Colorado Rockies: a look at the Rockies infield as it stands

By FS Staff
DENVER, CO - JUNE 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates hitting a 3 RBI walk off home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 18: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates hitting a 3 RBI walk off home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on June 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies is greeted in the dugout after a solo home run in the ninth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Besides Arenado at third, there are a couple other locks on the infield as of right now. Both DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story are set to resume there spots at middle infield.

For LeMahieu, he brings a characteristic that is very important when talking about baseball… Consistency. When Rockies manager Bud Black sends LeMahieu on the field, he knows that he will perform. His RBI and HR numbers might not be the most showy, but he gets the job done with his high average and his defensive play, which earned him a Gold Glove last year.

Trevor Story

Looking at Story, 2017 was not quite the season that Rockies fans were hoping he would have. He had 3 less homers in 2017 than he did in 2016, and that was also with 131 more plate appearances. Either way, the most important thing for Story should be to try to improve his batting average. He batted .239 last year, and that is definitely something that needs to be improved.

Chris Iannetta

Behind the plate, it looks like Chris Iannetta will take over the catching duties.

It will be refreshing to see Iannetta back in the Rockies uniform, and he will bring a veteran presence to the clubhouse, which will also assist in continuing to improve the young rotation.

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