The Colorado Rockies best, worst positions by fWAR in the last month

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a strike out during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to a strike out during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /
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Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 24: Infielders Trevor Story #27 and Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

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#1 strength: Shortstop

The aforementioned Trevor Story is the reason why this has been the Rockies number one strength in the last month.

In that span, Story has hit .300/.369/.536 with a wRC+ of 125. Overall, Rockies shortstops have an fWAR of 1.3 during that period, which is 5th best in baseball and the best ranking for the Rockies.

Final Thoughts

As you may expect, the stats say that the main factor in why the Rockies have struggled so much in the last month is their lack of pitching. It has struggled some due to injuries to some pitchers (e.g. Jon Gray and Scott Oberg) but the Rockies problem, frankly, for much of their entire franchise history, is depth, or lack thereof.

Every team has to deal with injuries but when a team has no pitching or offensive depth and only three or four offensive players playing at or above replacement level, your team is going to have serious problems.

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And that’s why the Rockies are 9-20 in the last month, three games under .500, and on the outside looking in on the playoffs entering the third-to-last weekend of the regular season

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