Colorado Rockies roster: Predicting their Opening Day roster
Rockies starters (5): German Marquez, Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, Jon Gray, Austin Gomber
None of the first four are surprising. German Marquez will likely be the team’s Opening Day starter. Kyle Freeland had a nice rebound year in 2020 after a disastrous 2019. Antonio Senzatela had his best MLB season in 2020.
Jon Gray and Austin Gomber have the most to prove of the five. For Gray, he is a free agent at the end of the season and when he’s healthy, he’s, arguably, the Rockies best starting pitcher. But in recent seasons, he hasn’t been healthy as he has had a laundry list of injuries in each of the last four seasons.
He has only made than 30 starts in a season once and that was in 2018 (31 starts) but he said that he was not healthy during the season.
Gomber is the only MLB piece that the Rockies got in return for Arenado. The left-hander pitched well for St. Louis in 2020 (1.86 ERA) but that was only in 14 games (4 starts).