Colorado Rockies: 3 numbers that surprised us 60 games into the season

Apr 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (25) runs to second on an RBI double in the first inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (25) runs to second on an RBI double in the first inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron
Apr 25, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (25) singles in the sixth inning at against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Who is leading the Colorado Rockies in OPS+?

Remember when the Rockies took a chance on signing first baseman C.J. Cron to a minor league contract before the season began, with the hopes that Cron was not only healed from a knee injury he suffered in the 2020 season but also that he could provide a power bat for the Rockies in the middle of the lineup?

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Well, the 31-year-old Cron has done just that. Despite missing some time in mid-May with a lower back strain, Cron is tied for second on the Rockies with five homers and is leading the squad with a 110 OPS+. His play, as well as his affordable one-year, $1 million deal with Colorado, will surely have Cron among the players who will draw interest from teams as we near the trade deadline.

So who led the Rockies in OPS+ in Colorado’s 60-game slate in 2020? That would be Trevor Story, who posted a 120+ and was one of just three Colorado players to post over 100+ OPS in 2020 (Kevin Pillar’s 103 in 24 games and Charlie Blackmon’s 104 in 59 games joined Story on the triple-digit list).

This season, Story sits at an OPS+ of 95 while Blackmon is once again one of three Rockies in triple-digits (104). Cron is the leader, with Ryan McMahon at 108.

Speaking of RyMac, let’s talk about a surprising number with him next.

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