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.
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