Colorado Rockies: Who should represent them at the All-Star Game?

Jun 29, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Raimel Tapia of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 19: Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies reacts on second base after hitting a double against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Coors Field on June 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

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Raimel Tapia

Raimel Tapia has been great for the Rockies at the top of their lineup.

Overall, the Rockies leadoff man is hitting .290/.338/.403 with an OPS+ of 95.

His problem is that he has been a bit streaky this year. After hitting .316 with an .807 OPS in his first 32 games, he hit .156 with a .440 OPS in his next 21 games.

In his next 18 games, he hit .438 with an OPS of 1.077 but in his last eight games, he’s hitting .138 with a .366 OPS.

Final Thoughts

For the Rockies, especially with their drastic home/road splits in the first half of the season, don’t have a slam-dunk All-Star candidate.

They have a lot of players that are right on the cusp of it as some of the cold players to start have warmed up and some of their hot players to start the season have since cooled.

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If I had to guess, though, the Rockies will still only have one representative at the All-Star Game and as of now, I think the hot hand will go to Germán Márquez. He is likely to start on next Friday or Saturday of next week so he should be available to pitch in the All-Star Game on the Tuesday after the start.

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