Colorado Rockies: 3 numbers that show the good, the bad, and the ugly

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 28: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third base en route to scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 28: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third base en route to scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 25: Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Coors Field on May 25, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 25: Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Coors Field on May 25, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The ugly

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The Colorado Rockies are 3-11 when Chris Iannetta starts behind the plate.

Chris Iannetta has been better at the plate recently for the Rockies but the results of the games that he has played in and his defensive numbers are very ugly.

The Rockies are 3-11 when he starts. In games not started by him, the Rockies are 5 games above .500 (4 games over with Wolters at 18-14 and 1 game over with Drew Butera at 3-2).

Defensively, as we mentioned earlier, Wolters had 6 DRS entering Sunday. Iannetta has -3 DRS. He has also caught less than a third of the percentage of runners that Wolters has as Iannetta has caught only 14 percent of runners compared to Wolters’ 45 percent.

Also, in his seven starts in the month of May, the Rockies’ opponent has scored seven or more runs in six of those starts.

Whether it’s just a correlation or causality is for you to determine.

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Whether it’s one way or another, it is not a pretty number to see. It’s also one thing, of many, that need to change very soon for the Rockies. Otherwise, they very well may look to shed some players before the trade deadline in July as they fall further and further back out of contention.

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