Rox Pile’s Ben Macaluso had three bold predictions for the Colorado Rockies yesterday in this article and I had one that some may think is bold earlier today but I think that there will be three more bold predictions involving the Colorado Rockies in 2021.
Frankly, I think there may be even more bold predictions than his three and my three but in a year where the Rockies are at a crossroads, a lot could happen.
Ryan McMahon will be the best Rockies player at the plate
This is a huge bold prediction for the current Rockies team on offense. However, by the end of the season, I think that it will be rather easy for him to achieve this.
I don’t think that Trevor Story will be on the team at season’s end and I’m not convinced that Charlie Blackmon will be either.
In fact, outside of the players who are no longer on the Rockies as well as Story and Blackmon, McMahon’s OPS+ was second-best on the team of players with at least 100 at-bats. Raimel Tapia was the leader in that category.
If McMahon cuts down on the strikeouts and gets more opportunities to get on base (which he will if he hits second in the lineup), it should be rather easy for him to become the best offensive player the Rockies have.
However, I think it will make it even easier to show that if he takes a leap (not a step, but a leap) forward in the on-base and slugging percentage categories.