Shortstop: Trea Turner
Ah yes, Trea Turner. A career .815 OPS hitter who, when he sees the Rockies, decides to jump that up to 1.112 for a tOPS+ of 169. He’s really 69% better when he faces the Rockies? Not exactly nice.
One of the common themes that Rockies killers tend to have is that they’ll have hit for the cycle against the Rockies. Trea Turner did this on April 25, 2017 and then AGAIN on July 23, 2019. If you’re ever in Vegas for a Rockies-Nationals game (once everything opens up again), and you can find a prop bet sheet which will allow you to bet that Turner will hit for a cycle against the Rockies, you should absolutely take it because that may just be the easiest money you’ll ever make.
Don’t let the baby face fool you. Trea Turner will destroy you. We should’ve known better.
Third Base: Wil Myers
No one is more of a quintessential Rockies Killer than Wil Myers. He can’t spell his own name correctly and has a career OPS of .763, which, of course, inflates to 1.044 against the Rockies. A tOPS+ of 170? You’ve gotta be kidding me.
Myers has 21 homers in 80 games against the Rockies. He’s one of two Padres players to hit for the cycle and, yeah, his cycle came against the Rockies … because why not? Of the 9.5 fWAR he’s accumulated, I am certain that at least 9.1 of it has come against the Rockies (please don’t fact check this).
Maybe the move to the brown and yellow color scheme will take away his powers and we won’t have to worry about him being a Rockies Killer any more. At which point we’ll just have to unreasonably hate someone else who’s gonna destroy us like, oh I don’t know, Fernando Tatis Jr. I’m not looking forward to it.