The Colorado Rockies have had some really good and some really poor performances from their offensive players.
The Colorado Rockies starting pitching staff has been the main highlight for the Rockies in 2020 but they also have had some offensive players that have been big for the offense. However, they have had some players that haven’t been doing well and, frankly, there haven’t been many players in between.
Overall, the Rockies team numbers look like this, in comparison to the rest of the National League, according to Baseball-Reference:
- .284 batting average (1st)
- .345 on-base percentage (2nd)
- .464 slugging percentage (1st)
- 103 runs (3rd)
- 177 hits (2nd)
- 26 home runs (5th)
- 106 OPS+ (6th)
By OPS+, the Rockies have five players with an OPS+ over 110.
- Charlie Blackmon (203)
- Trevor Story (147)
- Garrett Hampson (145)
- Daniel Murphy (144)
- Nolan Arenado (128)
For Arenado, he was well below league average (100) before the Rockies last series with the DBacks, in which he hit three home runs, saw his batting average increase 88 points, and saw his OPS increase 295 points.
On the other hand, the Rockies have seven players with an OPS+ under 90.
- Drew Butera (-34)
- Tony Wolters (18)
- David Dahl (34)
- Elias Diaz (49)
- Sam Hilliard (57)
- Ryan McMahon (76)
- Raimel Tapia (88)
In the middle ground (90 to 110 OPS+), the Rockies only have two players.
- Chris Owings (91)
- Matt Kemp (108)
Some numbers from StatCast
There are a few Rockies in the top and bottom ranks in advanced stats, via StatCast.
On the negative end, the Rockies have three players in the bottom ten percent of the league in exit velocity.
- Daniel Murphy (84.3 MPH, bottom 8%)
- Matt Kemp (84.3 MPH, bottom 7%)
- Tony Wolters (82.6 MPH, bottom 4%)
The league average is 88.2 MPH, entering Friday.
Tony Wolters’ weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) is .200, which is also in the bottom four percent in the league, and .317 is league average. David Dahl is also in the bottom 10 percent of wOBA at .227.
Kemp is also in the bottom six percent of hard-hit percentage at 21.4 percent (34.7 is league average).
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Ryan McMahon is also at the bottom in expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, and expect wOBA. His slash line on those three stats is .169/.279/.244, which are in the bottom five, six, and six percent in the league.
On the positive end, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon are each in the top 10 percent in each of those three stats.
- Garrett Hampson: .331/.625/.429 (top 8, 10, and 9 percent in the league)
- Charlie Blackmon: .382/.612/.432 (top 1, 7, and 3 percent in the league)
Trevor Story is also in the top 7 percent in both expected slugging percentage and expected wOBA at .621 and .416.
Story, Blackmon, and Murphy are also all in the top 10 percent in wOBA. Story and Murphy are at .401 and .402, which are in the top 10 while Blackmon is at .491, which is in the top one percent.
Blackmon and Murphy are also in the top 4 and 8 percent in the league in wOBACON (which is wOBA only based on contact and not instances of getting on-base without contact, like walks and hit by pitches). Blackmon is at .545 and Murphy is at .524.
The Rockies will look to keep Arenado on track and see more consistent at-bats from Dahl, McMahon, Wolters, Tapia, and others this weekend as the Rockies host the Texas Rangers. All five of those players are in the Rockies starting lineup tonight when they start at 6:40 PM MT.