Colorado Rockies: Three more bold predictions for the 2021 season

Jul 5, 2020; Denver, Colorado, United States; Colorado Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon (24) during workouts at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 5, 2020; Denver, Colorado, United States; Colorado Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon (24) during workouts at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 21: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies during a MLB exhibition game at Globe Life Field on July 21, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

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.

Why?

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.

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