With the release of the latest Major League Baseball fantasy rankings for 2019 by MLB.com, the Colorado Rockies are well represented near the top of the list.
The top 300 players in terms of fantasy baseball were updated in this MLB.com article, and the list included three members of the Colorado Rockies within the top 25 and and 11 Rockies included in the overall list.
Nolan Arenado was the highest-ranked member of the Rockies, coming in at sixth overall. There was one other third baseman ranked ahead of him as Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians was pegged at third overall.
Coming off a season where he finished third in National League Most Valuable Player voting, Steamer is projecting Arenado to finish with a .286 average, 36 home runs and 107 RBI during his final season before he could potentially test free agency.
Trevor Story was ranked 18th overall in the list, making him the fourth-rated shortstop in the fantasy rankings. Steamer projects Story to end 2019 with a .271 batting average, 31 home runs and 95 RBI.
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Also in the top 25 was outfielder Charlie Blackmon, finishing 25th overall and as the ninth-ranked outfielder (just one spot behind Giancarlo Stanton). Could a move to a corner outfield spot be in store for Chuck Nazty this season? It’s possible. Where will he bat in the lineup this season? That remains to be seen with the addition of Daniel Murphy and the departure of DJ LeMahieu. Despite all of the questions, Blackmon is projected to bat .287 with 26 home runs and 78 RBI.
The highest-ranked pitcher for the Rockies was German Marquez, coming in 84th overall and 23rd among starting pitchers. Marquez is projected to earn 13 wins and post a 3.88 ERA with 207 strikeouts.
A promising sign for Rockies fans could be the inclusion of David Dahl on the list at spot 104. It has long been thought that if Dahl can put together a healthy season, he could have a tremendous impact on the lineup. Steamer agrees, projecting him with a .271 average, 24 home runs and 81 RBI. Interestingly, he finishes four spots ahead of the must sought-after J.T. Realmuto.
Again, to see the whole list and all accompanying projections, please click here.