Colorado Rockies: Looking ahead to the 2019 rotation
By Aaron Hurt
Much like the Colorado Rockies’ offense was in the four playoff games, I decided that I would remain silent for a few days as I processed the disappointment that was the 2018 Rocktober (Cheap shot? I kid because I care). After multiple alcoholic beverages and several sleepless nights, I was finally able to close the book on this season and look towards 2019.
Believe it or not, the future looks extremely bright and it is due a very un-Colorado Rockies-like reason … the starting pitching staff.
As bad as the offense was in the playoffs, it was the starting pitchers that kept the Rockies’ within striking distance of pulling off a couple of wins and extending the playoffs. In the four games, starters Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, Tyler Anderson and Antonio Senzatela pitched a combined 22.2 innings, giving up five runs on 18 hits while striking out 17 and only walking five for an impressive ERA of 2.03. These four players give a positive outlook for the upcoming seasons.
Rather than look behind, however, let’s look ahead to what these pitchers can do next season. With that in mind, here is a way too early look at the potential Colorado Rockies 2019 starting rotation.