The three Colorado Rockies that Statcast did not like on offense in 2020
The Colorado Rockies offense struggled for much of the 2020 season but there are three main players Statcast didn’t like, including a surprise or two.
As we discussed in this article on Friday, the Colorado Rockies did not have a banner season on offense in 2020. If you watched or listened to the Rockies in 2020 (or in the past few seasons), you likely already knew this. However, the more advanced numbers show that the Rockies were even worse than you may have thought.
As a result, we decided to dig into the numbers on a player level on Baseball Savant’s Statcast and see who seemed to be the Rockies’ worst players offensively in 2020 and a few of them may surprise you and others, not.
The one that’s not surprising
You should be least surprised by this name here: Daniel Murphy. He was not good for the Rockies in 2019 and it was even worse in 2020. By the end of the season, the Rockies largely relegated Murphy to the bench.
He was in the bottom ten percent in six different categories. Listed below are the stats he was in the bottom ten percent in, what the number was, the league average, and what percentile was in.
- wOBA: .255, (.317 league average), bottom four percent
- wOBAcon: .286 (.370), bottom four percent
- Hard Hit %: 25.2 (34.9), bottom four percent
- Exit Velocity: 85.1 MPH (88.3 MPH), bottom five percent
- xwOBA: .259 (.321), bottom five percent
- xwOBAcon: .291 (.376), bottom three percent
Fortunately, for Rockies fans, the Rockies will likely not exercise their mutual option with Murphy so hopefully, the salary that was previously allocated to him can be used more effectively in 2021.