How have the Rockies addressed their depth?
The Rockies currently have Ryan Castellani as their fifth starter but their depth after Castellani is suspect. They have addressed that problem, somewhat, this offseason as they resigned Chi Chi Gonzalez and signed Dereck Rodriguez to minor league deals but none of the trio have been all that successful in the majors in the last two seasons. The Rockies are hoping that Rodriguez (the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez) will pitch as he did in his rookie campaign (2018) when he pitched to a 2.81 ERA (135 ERA+) in 21 games (19 starts) for the Giants. Even if he does pitch like that, as the adage goes, “you can never have too much pitching.”
Offensively, they need depth as well. Currently, the Rockies don’t have any top prospects waiting to make their MLB debut in 2021. In fact, outside of their current 26-man roster, they only have three players (two of which are non-roster invitees) that have any MLB service time and all three have less than one year of service time.
As it stands, the Rockies, outside of Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, would have the worst offense in the entire sport. Even with them (granted, Arenado was not himself in 2020), the Rockies had the third-worst in baseball in 2020. If you just look at the last 46 games of the season (or slightly more than 75 percent), the Rockies had the worst offense in the NL.