When Colorado Rockies baseball in 2020, they may have to play some games at a neutral playing site.
One of the potential scenarios for the MLB season starting back up involves all teams playing at neutral sites. As you can imagine, people have already jumped the gun with how this would be a hindrance to the Colorado Rockies given how poorly they perform on the road. They still view things with the Rockies through the scope of Home/Road splits and as I’ve already told you, that’s not how it should be done.
Instead, there are other ways for us to predict how the Rockies would perform if an entire season were to be played at a neutral site. One of those ways is to look at how they perform when they open the season on the road, giving us more of a true look at how things may go when there’s no Coors Effect to combat.
Only Spring Training games precede these games, so we can get a more accurate look at how they hit without battling the effects of altitude. And lucky for us, the Rockies like opening up away from Coors to set up that awesome Friday Opening Day holiday for us in Denver, giving us more games to pull from.
So let’s take a look at the last 10 seasons and see how the Rockies performed prior to playing at Coors. From there, we’ll see how that’d compare to teams in recent history to get a feel for how a season at a neutral site would actually go for the Rockies. We’ll even give you some comparisons for the current Rockies to show you who they’d compare to from other teams. So let’s dig in.