Colorado Rockies: Five pitchers spring numbers that may have fans concerned
The Colorado Rockies had their first of two off days in Spring Training yesterday. As a result, we looked at some of the stats of Rockies players thus far and there are five pitchers who spring training numbers, thus far, may have some fans concerned as spring training starts to wind down in the next two weeks.
Entering their first off day this Spring Training, the Colorado Rockies have not have had the record that they would look for as they are 7-10 in their first 17 games.
Obviously, Spring Training games don’t matter at the end of the day but they do help decide spring training battles. Fortunately for them, four of these five pitchers are not part of any of those battles. All five have had small sample sizes (as have all players in Spring Training) but these pitchers have not impressed, at least in their results. Let’s take a look at them.
Unfortunately, Bryan Shaw‘s struggles in a Rockies uniform seems to have continued on from last season. As you may remember, Shaw pitched to an ERA just south of 6.00 in 61 appearances. He was demoted to a mop up role in the second half of the season after his continued struggles in the first half of the season and when the Rockies made it to the NLDS, he was even left off the roster.
This spring training at least, his struggles have continued as in five appearances (4 2/3 innings), he has an ERA of 7.71 while allowing four runs (all earned), eight hits, three walks, and two strikeouts. Batters are hitting .381 against him and he has a WHIP of 2.36.