Colorado Rockies: Looking at some potential batting order tweaks
By Kevin Henry
We can move the players around in any way that we want, but the fact remains that players like Gerardo Parra are going to have to duplicate their success from 2017 in order to make an impact. Players like Trevor Story and Ian Desmond will need to bounce back from their frustrating 2017 seasons. Players like Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia will need to show they can produce at the Major League level on a consistent basis. David Dahl will need to show he can return to form after his injury that wiped out his season last year in Denver.
Remember, last season, outside of Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado, Colorado’s lineup produced a 0.0 WAR. That simply can’t be duplicated in 2018.
Yes, there are a lot of possibilities with the lineup and manager Bud Black will have plenty of options this season. However, players outside of the top three are going to need to make an impact. If that happens, Colorado’s chances of returning to the postseason improve greatly.
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