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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German Marquez of the Colorado Rockies
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 21: German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Rockies starting pitching staff is obviously anchored by German Marquez and Jon Gray so it’s no shocker that the are at the top and neck-and-neck. However, some of the other ratings and some of the names under starting pitchers are odd.

Having Kyle Freeland being below Senzatela and Almonte is a bit harsh but not completely surprising considering his epic fall from grace in 2019. Assuming the season starts at some point, Freeland’s rating will likely go up in roster updates if he pitches as well or even close to the level he did in 2018.

Having Almonte as a starter is something that isn’t going to happen. That is one of the areas that is a bit of a differentiation depending on roster updates and what mode you’re in. He is a reliever and rated in the low- to mid-60s for some others, like in this video. That also has Goudeau and Bowden as relievers too. That also doesn’t have Ubaldo Jimenez in it either.

As you can see from the others, there are a lot of starters in the low-to-mid-60s. The same is for the Rockies relievers in the high 60s.

This list does not include closers, which includes Wade Davis and Joe Harvey. Their overall ratings are 66 and 50.

Personally, I would think that Estevez and Diaz would be higher than Pazos but they are all close together. Even though they have struggled a lot in the past few seasons, I would have expected to see McGee, Shaw, and Davis higher than Bard, Rosscup, and Collins because each of the three hasn’t had much major league time recently.

Musgrave is on some rosters and not others depending on updates since Musgrave was released by the Rockies on March 10.

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