With the first full month of the 2019 Major League schedule behind us, it is safe to say that there is plenty of baseball left to play this season. With the Colorado Rockies still hovering just below the .500 mark, that’s a very good thing to know and remember.
One of the jobs for any media outlet is to try to forecast what things may or may not happen during the season. We do that for the Colorado Rockies, along with other media organizations who are focused on the team. However, forecasting is by no means an exact science … and neither is the game of baseball. That’s just one of the reasons why we love the sport so much.
Obviously, we love to talk about the times that we have talked about players and trends heading into the 2019 season and our thoughts have actually turned out right. Well, at least so far they have, kind of like our pick of Bryan Shaw for Colorado’s comeback player of the year when we wrote this article back in February.
Today, however, let’s be honest about some of the things that haven’t gone the way we expected so far this season … at least in our minds. Let’s talk about three players who have surprised us in a good or not so good way and if those trends will continue. And, by the way, that doesn’t include Kyle Freeland, who has struggled to a 4.82 ERA and 4.33 FIP through his first six starts and already spent time on the injured list.