Colorado Rockies: New Year’s Resolutions for the 2018 season
Develop the young starters
The Rockies have struck gold with their young pitching staff. Though they aren’t currently ready for the more important games. Jon Gray only stayed in the Wild Card game for 1 1/3 innings, it’s vital that the ace for this team is ready for important games like this.
Also, potential starters, like Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland, will have to develop so that they can pitch for full seasons. Combined, they pitched a combined 290 2/3 innings at the major league level in 2017. However, only 90 innings were after the All-Star break, or 31 percent of their total innings.
There’s so much talent with this group of starters all they have to do is stay grounded and continue with what they did last year. Keeping up the same repertoire is going to be the thing to watch when it comes to the Rockies pitching staff.
Get ready for Rocktober 2018
The only direction is up for the Rockies. Finishing 3rd in the NL West division and 2nd in the Wild Card shows that this team is ready. Their 87-75 record exhibits that improvements are happening and Bud Black is doing extraordinary with this team.
Despite some projecting the Rockies having a poor record, only time will tell. The Rockies came in 3rd this year for both offensively and defensively as a team, according to ESPN. Nothing is holding this team back from being the top team next year.
They’ll have to bypass the naysayers and keep on keeping on.