The Colorado Rockies have come crashing down to earth in the last month, going 9-20 since August 9 after starting the season 11-3. Their fWAR rankings have tumbled too.
The Colorado Rockies enter Friday with a record of 20-23, at least 2.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants for third place in the NL West as well as the final NL playoff spot.
Since the Rockies have taken a tumble from the best record in baseball to being 4th place in the last month, we thought that we’d take a look at the stats to see where the Rockies have been strongest (and weakest) by position since then…and some of them may surprise you.
Note: All stats are up to date entering play on Wednesday, September 9.
#3 weakness: The bullpen
The Rockies bullpen has had plenty of struggles in the last month and, frankly, if this wasn’t ranked by fWAR rank in this span, I would, personally, have this higher on the weakness list.
Since August 9, the Rockies bullpen has a ghastly ERA of 8.67, which dead last in baseball and by a wide margin, as the Phillies bullpen is 2nd-worst in that span with an ERA of 7.31.
However, by fWAR, they have a -0.4 fWAR since August 9, which is 26th in baseball at the time and, unfortunately for the Rockies, they have two other positions that they are worse than 26th in that same span.