The perfect lineup for the Colorado Rockies could be viewed a few ways.
The Colorado Rockies lineup has struggled for a few years now and while they can take steps to make it better internally, they won’t have a great lineup until they make some bigger free agent signs or trade acquisitions.
The Colorado Rockies, by wRC+, have had one of the worst offenses in the entire sport for a long time now. Even when they made the playoffs (in back-to-back seasons), they never were above 24th in baseball in the park-adjusted all-encompassing offensive stat. While some may have scoffed at it while the Rockies were making the playoffs, there’s no denying it now if you’ve seen the Rockies in 2019 and/or 2020.
To address their offensive issues, frankly, they need to spend more money than they claim they have available. Trading Nolan Arenado and/or Trevor Story this offseason would only exacerbate their offensive issues as the two players are the best Rockies offensive players and it’s not even close. Even if they traded Arenado or Story for greats like Mike Trout, they would still have a lot of issues.
In addressing a “perfect lineup,” for the Rockies in 2021, there are a few ways you could look at it. You can look at it without Arenado and/or Story and to say that the lineup without them would be less than “perfect” is an understatement. You could look at a lineup with them in it and the Rockies making big additions on the free agent or trade front so that they have a “perfect lineup.” You could also look at a lineup with that has some mid-level additions or you can look at reality: the Rockies as they are currently constructed. After all, the Rockies front office has all but indicated that they are not going to do much for a third straight offseason.
For that reason, that’s the “perfect lineup” we will look at: one as they are currently constructed. But we will consider that DH, as that’s what they had last year and they could have it in 2021. Let’s dive in.