Colorado Rockies: Five pitchers spring numbers that may have fans concerned
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Yency Almonte hopes to be a member of the Rockies starting rotation in the near future. However, with all five spots taken right now by Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, Jon Gray, the aforementioned Tyler Anderson, and either Chad Bettis or Antonio Senzatela, Almonte does not figure into the Rockies rotation, at least at the outset of the season.
Almonte hasn’t helped himself with his results, though, as he has pitched to an atrocious 10.38 ERA in five appearances, all in relief. In 4 1/3 innings, he has allowed seven hits, five runs (all earned), and four walks with a 2.54 WHIP and a .350 opponent batting average.
The pitcher who has struggled the most of the five pitchers we are featuring today is Seunghwan Oh. He pitched well for the Rockies after he was acquired from the Blue Jays in 25 games as he pitched to a 2.53 ERA (3.86 FIP) but he has not seen any success in spring thus far. In four games (3 2/3 innings), he has an ERA of 19.64 as he has allowed nine hits, eight runs (all earned), two home runs, a .474 opponent batting average, and a 2.74 WHIP.
Again, we’re only about a dozen and a half games into spring training so it’s definitely not time to hit the panic button yet on any of these guys but there spring numbers look problematic but it doesn’t mean anything once the regular season comes around.
If you take a look at the 2018 spring training stats, German Marquez made four starts and had a 9.82 ERA, a .353 opponent batting average, and a 2.09 WHIP but he was a key cog in the Rockies rotation last season.
However, particularly for Shaw and McGee, their spring numbers have not helped their cause with fans especially after they both had bad 2018 seasons. They hope that that they can turn it around in the next few weeks before the season starts so that they start the season on the right foot.