Colorado Rockies: 4 starting pitchers that could help the Rockies rotation
Entering Sunday, the Colorado Rockies had the worst starter’s ERA in the National League (and second worst in baseball) at 5.55. Sunday’s 4 2/3 inning outing from Jeff Hoffman, in which he allowed 6 earned runs did not help matters for the Rockies.
Heading into the 2019, most people thought that the Colorado Rockies’ strength would be their starting rotation, and why not?
Kyle Freeland came in 4th in the NL Cy Young Award voting last year, German Marquez was coming off a good season (3.77 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 196 IP), and the only way Jon Gray could go was up.
However, they entered Sunday with a starter’s ERA of 5.55, which was 29th in baseball. After Hoffman’s start against the Mets on Sunday, the Rockies starter’s are, entering Monday, are dead last in baseball with a 5.63 ERA. This has been because Freeland’s results were atrocious (7.13 ERA/6.37 FIP in 12 starts) before being sent back to Triple-A Albuquerque, Antonio Senzatela has struggled (4.95 ERA/5.56 FIP in 11 starts), Tyler Anderson‘s struggles and injury, and Jeff Hoffman‘s struggles.
The team, however, is still in contention so the Rockies could find themselves in the market for a starting pitcher before the trade deadline.
Today, we’re going to look at four possible targets that the Rockies have.
NOTE: No starters from the NL West are considered as the percentage chance of that happening is much lower than outside of the division. Therefore, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner is not on this list.