We are less than two weeks away from the Colorado Rockies kicking off spring training with pitchers and catchers reporting on February 13 to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona. Just a few days later (February 18), the entire Rockies camp will come together to prepare for the 2018 season.
While we know some things that can be taken for granted and can predict starters at several positions, there are still some question marks surrounding this team. And it doesn’t just involve starters. There will need to be some hard decisions made by Rockies manager Bud Black and his staff regarding depth as well before Colorado opens the season on March 29 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
We will be covering spring training live from Arizona in the early portion of the Rockies March schedule. During this time, there will be some questions answered and some players will begin to establish themselves as ones who will make a true impact on the 2018 season. We can’t wait to be there and see some of this unfold.
So what will we be watching for during spring training? Here, we will discuss four key position battles that we think will be worth keeping an eye on as spring training evolves. Let’s dive in and discuss each of them.