Colorado Rockies: Roundtable season projections and outlooks
By Kevin Henry
By Edison Hatter
Brendan Rodgers will prove to be the biggest surprise player of the year. He has been highly touted since being drafted three years ago and will likely begin the year at AA Hartford. I expect Rodgers to have a breakout year at the AA level before being called up around the middle of the season and helping contribute to the Rockies success in the second half of the season.
The biggest disappointment of the year will he Nolan Arenado. After a huge year last year, expectations will be extremely high for Arenado entering this season. Everyone will expect him to perform at the same level he has been for the past few seasons. At some point, he will be unable to better his stats year after year. This season will be that point.
At the deadline, the Rockies are going to be buyers. While the team looks strong to begin the year, it is likely that a weak spot will emerge at some point in the season. The Rockies will look to buy at the deadline to bolster their playoff hopes.
Overall, the Rockies will have a successful season, similar to last year. They once again will finish in a Wild Card position in the NL, but will win the game this year to advance to the NLDS. They will fall in the NLDS to conclude their 2018 season.