Colorado Rockies: Offense Performing as Expected
Looking at the team performance from a high level, it is clear why the Rockies are having a heck of a time being successful. The Rockies lack the firepower and plate discipline to light pitchers up on a consistent basis. A lot of people have highlighted the Rockies’ troubles by pointing to the game where Freddy Peralta struck out 13 in his MLB debut. However, this isn’t an isolated incident. As a team, the Rockies have had double-digit strikeouts in 16 of the first 30 games this season.
Bright side to all of this is that the Colorado Rockies aren’t too far off how they started the season in 2017. The optimistic baseball fan would say there is time for the team to find it’s self and improve. Here is how the Rockies compared to the first month of last season to the first month of this season.
Provided by FanGraphs
So, yes, it is too early in the season to wave the white flag and start tearing things apart.
The main culprit in the Rockies offensive troubles
Although, there are multiple adjustments that could’ve been made to establish a better offense for later in the season. One that I am specifically alluding to is sitting Ian Desmond and giving just about anyone, at this point, a shot. I am not going to take up more of your time talking about the struggles of Ian Desmond. Jake Shapiro did a fine job of that here at Rox Pile, if you haven’t heard by now.