Colorado Rockies: 2018 Opening Day roster predictions

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Manager Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies stands on the first base line with rest of the team as the National Anthem plays before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Manager Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies stands on the first base line with rest of the team as the National Anthem plays before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Infielders (7)

Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 26: Nolan Arenado # 28 and Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate their win against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on September 26, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Nolan Arenado, 3B

Chris Iannetta, C

DJ LeMaheiu, 2B

Ryan McMahon, 1B

Tony Wolters, C

Trevor Story, SS

Pat Valaika, UTL

With the infielders, you have your mainstays at third, second, and shortstop. Then you have new catcher Chris Iannetta coming back for his second stint in Colorado and Ryan McMahon getting a chance at first. I added Pat Valaika due to the fact that he’s a versatile guy that can play essentially anywhere. Tony Wolters is another addition as well who should be taken seriously. I wrote a more in-depth article about how the Rockies should use Pat Valaika here and one on the catcher situation altogether here.

One name that we don’t see, and may not see the whole season, is Mark Reynolds as he remains unsigned. Reynolds did go ahead and say on the record that Colorado was his first choice. As we get closer and closer to Opening Day, it does appear the McMahon will be taking over at first base.

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