Even in a shortened season, there were plenty of players who had enough moments at the plate in 2020 to torment the Colorado Rockies multiple times.
Before the 2020 campaign began, our own Kevin Larson took a look at who were the Colorado Rockies killers of the past decade. It’s an impressive list of some of Colorado’s biggest pains over several years.
For this article, we’re going to look at the players who feasted on Rockies pitching in 2020. As a reminder, the most that any team faced the Rockies this season was 10 games, and those were the other four teams from the National League West. The other 20 contests were against teams from the American League West. Additionally, we looked at players who had 20 or more at-bats against Colorado in 2020.
Here’s a spoiler alert before going any further. The player who destroyed the Rockies more than any other at the plate in 2020 was Alex Dickerson of the San Francisco Giants.
Remember that 23-5 demolition of the Rockies at the hands of the Giants at Coors Field at the start of September? Remember that Dickerson had three homers and six RBI in that game? Well, that was just part of the damage that the 30-year-old outfielder inflicted upon the Rockies this season.
In all, Dickerson went 18-for-43 at the plate against Colorado in 2020, logging a .462/.512/1.103 slash line. Of his 10 homers, he hit this season, six came at Colorado’s expense.
Think about this: Dickerson’s 18 hits in 43 plate appearances were more than he had in 51 plate appearances over 16 games against the American League West (12 hits and only one homer).
Oh, Dickerson’s wRC+ against Colorado this season? 318. Wow.
So who else hurt the Rockies in a big way at the plate in 2020? Let’s take a look.