In 2017, there were no shortage of fantastic defensive plays and with the Colorado Rockies having one of the best defensive teams in baseball with the likes of Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and DJ LeMahieu, there was no shortage of Rockies plays on the list.
MLB Network recently showed their top 100 plays show on the air. Most of them were defensive plays and in that area, the Colorado Rockies were well represented in the list.
First off, for the Rockies, they were featured early as Rockies rookie left-handed pitcher Kyle Freeland had a play that was number 98 on the list. It was from July 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freeland ranged to the third base line to field a chopper and he made a jump throw to first that Mark Reynolds dug out of the dirt. You can watch it in the video below, courtesy of MLB.com’s videos of the segments of the show.
Play Number 64
The Rockies were featured next at number 64. This play took place on June 15 against the San Francisco Giants. Trevor Story went to his right into shallow left field to make a diving catch, nearly rolling over his wrist in the process. He was visibly shaken up a bit but received a hearty round of applause from the 40,747 people in attendance at Coors Field.