Throughout the history of the Colorado Rockies (and most MLB franchises, in general) they have had at least one player per season that could have conceivably been All Stars. This year was no exception.
Both the Rockies and their fans were not too happy that neither reliever Adam Ottavino nor Kyle Freeland were named All-Stars this season. You could even argue that Tyler Anderson could have been an All-Star as well.
For Ottavino, he ends the first half of the season with a 1.62 ERA in 41 games. His FIP is also excellent (2.13) as is his WHIP (0.925) and ERA+ (294). He’s allowing less than five hits per nine innings, less than four walks (which is much better than the 6.6 walks per nine innings that he had last year), and he is striking out nearly 14 batters per nine innings.
Freeland is 8-6 with a 3.11 ERA in 19 starts where he has averaged more than six innings a start. His ERA+ is 153, he has a FIP of 4.08, and an opponent batting average of .238.
Anderson is 6-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 20 starts. He’s averaging about 5 2/3 innings per start. He has a FIP of 4.13, a WHIP of 1.205, and his opponents are hitting .234 against him.
Ottavino not making the team has raised the most stink but it is something that is not an uncommon thing for the Rockies in their franchise history. Let’s look at some of the other instances where this has happened in Rockies history.