Colorado Rockies: Five players to watch as Spring Training opens

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies stand for the national anthem prior to the spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 25, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies stand for the national anthem prior to the spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 25, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 05: A detail of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick during a spring training game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies on March 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies have officially returned to the diamond, as Spring Training is officially here. While there are many young returning faces ready to build on the previous year’s success, new faces emerge looking to make their impact.

It is an exciting time of year. The Super Bowl and subsequently the NFL season is in the rearview mirror, clearing the way for baseball to take center stage. While the first spring game for the Colorado Rockies does not kick off until February 23, the buzz surrounding the club is electric.

For the Rockies, they are coming off back to back postseason appearances. It has never happened in the history of the franchise. Now, the budding stars look to make it three seasons in a row, continuing to progress in the right direction.

As the club decided to throw the inexperienced to the wolves proverbially, many of those guys responded admirably with a level of leadership both Jeff Bridich and Bud Black came to rely on the previous two seasons. Heading into 2019 the story remains the same as a new crop looks to bring their special levels of talent.

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