The Colorado Rockies have played ten games in the 2021 season and they have gone 3-7, which is obviously not the start that they hoped to get out to.
There are a few different reasons both on offense and on defense/pitching for why the Rockies have that record and are already five games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West.
So let’s dive into five stats through their first ten games that encapsulate the Rockies play thus far on the season.
The Rockies team slash line
As a team, the Rockies are hitting .231/.285/.418 through their first ten games. Entering play on Monday, those numbers are tied for 14th, in sole position of 25th, and 9th so it’s quite an array.
So what do these numbers say? The team average is in the middle of the road, despite it being a low average. But usually, averages are lower in the early part of the season since the weather is usually cooler. In fact, only six teams are hitting above .260.
The on-base percentage says that they are not walking a lot (they are 23rd in that) and the slugging percentage says that when they are getting hits, it’s of the extra-base variety, which is a good sign.