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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Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – APRIL 6: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies gestures to celebrate his third home run of the game, a seventh-inning solo shot, against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 6, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Let’s talk about Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies hitting home runs

While home run numbers aren’t everything in today’s game, what Ryan McMahon has done at the plate with the Rockies through the first 60 games of the season is quite interesting.

This season, McMahon has 13 home runs to lead the club, which is more than any Rockies hitter had during last season’s 60-game stretch (Trevor Story finished with 11, while McMahon came in second with nine).

With McMahon setting the pace in home runs, there’s an interesting tie for second on the team in the category. Six players (Dom Nuñez, Joshua Fuentes, C.J. Cron, Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson, and Story) have each hit five homers to split the current second-place power spot.

The chasm between first and second in terms of homers shows how Colorado’s power has dwindled from the first 60 games of 2020 to the first 60 games of 2021. Last season, the Rockies hit 63 home runs (coming in 11th of 15 National League teams in the category). This season through 60 games, Colorado has hit 53 homers (ranking 12th of the NL’s 15 teams).

McMahon is certainly doing his part in hitting the long ball, including the longest one for the Rockies this season, a 478-foot blast on May 15 that is the fourth-longest hit by any MLB player this season and the fifth-longest ever by a Rockies player in the Statcast era. Check it out below.

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