Colorado Rockies: The 2018 projected defensive alignment
With less than 50 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Arizona, the Colorado Rockies have a lot of things that need to be discussed in order for this team to make it all the way one of those would be their defense setup.
Bud Black and GM Jeff Bridich have some serious decisions to make before Opening Day. Bridich started making moves with signing catcher Chris Iannetta and, then, at the Winter Meetings, Bridich may have developed a super bullpen with resigning left-handed reliever Jake McGee and signing closer Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw. However, that is only one factor into making a good team.
One of those factors is defense. The Rockies are already known for having an incredible defense. They even came in 3rd according to ESPN out of all 30 teams. The key to winning it all is to keep that up. With questions looming about who could play first base and right field, their defense is up in the air.
Internally, the Rockies have some options at both areas but to start off, at first base, we propose an option at first base that you may not be thinking of … but he could be an effective option at first base.