Colorado Rockies: Breaking down the team piece by piece
The time has come: Spring Training is here. It’s great to have baseball back. Not only just baseball, but Colorado Rockies baseball. That’s right … from now on we’ll all be bleeding purple and dreaming of Dinger.
As the preseason starts back up, we all begin to have questions. Some of us even worry about what will happen with the Rockies this year, if they even make it to the postseason, which leads to me writing to this article. I’ll be analyzing the Rockies, going over every aspect to the game. Let’s begin.
For this section, I’ll just give a summary of my analysis with the starters. If you want a more in-depth article showcasing each pitcher, you can read that here.
For starters, we know Jon Gray will be the ace of the team. As for the rest of the rotation, it’s really a toss up that we’ll have to watch at Spring Training for where everyone else will be. The Rockies will be completely investing into a very young rotation this year with the oldest be Chad Bettis, who’s only 28.
Unfortunately, for the Rox, Fangraphs ranked the starting pitching 24th overall. Looking at it optimistically, I’ll say at least they aren’t number 30, right?
Either way, it’s not a very good accolade to have and hopefully, this season, Colorado will be able to turn that around. With the strong possibility of going for another playoff run, the Rockies have really got to instill a workhorse mentality upon these young starters.
No one, and I mean no one, wants to see what happened in the NL Wild Card game happen again. In reality, if these starters can hold their ground, they can lead a smooth transition for these guys.