Colorado Rockies: The MLB The Show 20 ratings and rankings may raise some eyebrows

DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 27: A general view of the stadium as the Boston Red Sox face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 27: A general view of the stadium as the Boston Red Sox face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

A few weeks ago, MLB The Show 20 was released. In the game, some of their ratings, rankings, positioning of some Colorado Rockies are a bit peculiar.

Since there are no games currently happening and there won’t be any in the foreseeable future, the only ways we can see Colorado Rockies baseball is through past games and video games.

MLB The Show 20 is the most popular MLB video game on the market right now and while most people have more time on their hands, they may be playing it or watching others play it (like our friends over at Purple Row, as Ben Kouchnerkavich has been simulating and providing play-by-play for each simulated game in the Rockies season on the game thus far that you can watch here).

However, for those that have not bought the game yet or aren’t huge fans of video games, you may not have seen the ratings for the players and rankings for the Rockies yet. With them, there are few puzzling ones, including some positions that they have assigned to players as well.

For the players, we will discuss those on the 40-man roster and players that have prior MLB experience. For the first time in 2020, there are no fake players as all of the players in the game are major or minor leaguers.

Also, some of the ratings and rankings vary depending on which mode you are in on the game and whether or not rosters have been updated by PlayStation. All of these ratings and rankings are ones that are encountered when you go into “franchise” mode.

Let’s first start out with their team rankings.

Team Rankings

Of the 30 MLB teams, the Colorado Rockies are ranked 22nd. That is exactly where they ranked in their win total in 2019 so it’s a pretty fair ranking.

The Rockies are ranked second in contact, 19th in power, 26th in pitching, 15th defensively, and 1st in speed. The speed rating is the one that I think is a bit high but I’ve seen some people say that their rating is as low as 7th.

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