Colorado Rockies: Offense Performing as Expected
Injuries to Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu has certainly played into the inconsistency of this team. Charlie Blackmon still managed to be in the top 4 in home runs among Major League outfielders through the end of April. Dj LeMahieu has been his wildly consistant self, when he has been able to stay on the field, as well.
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The dark horse of the Rockies
The dark horse offensive player in the offense is Trevor Story. I wrote about Story’s massive struggles very early in the season. As the month moved along, he started to show flashes once again of his offensive potential, by being in the top 5 among major league shortstops in home runs, runs batted in, and stolen bases.
The caveat to all of this? We are only looking at the first month of the season! However, this is the time the Rockies need to put some games between themselves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers may be circling mediocrity at the moment. It won’t take much for them to get hot and go on a run.
The Rockies’ offense has been built to struggle. They are going to have really have to get some of the other talent on this roster going, such as Gerardo Parra, David Dahl, and Ryan McMahon.
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Maybe even attempt to acquire a bat at some point this season… I wouldn’t count on that though. If the Rockies don’t start shaking things up in some form or fashion, this is going to be a long, grinding season…
[ Statistics in this article were provided by FanGraphs ]