Three Colorado Rockies players who have something to prove in the final 30 percent of 2021
The Colorado Rockies are a team that is at a crossroads and a lot of their players are at a crossroads as well.
Some players will almost definitely be with the Colorado Rockies in 2022, like Germán Márquez, Ryan McMahon, Kyle Freeland, Charlie Blackmon, and Brendan Rodgers are just four of the players that will fall into that category.
But there are some players that will have a lot to prove in the final 48 games (or 30 percent) of the Rockies regular season. It could be because they could be playing for a starting job next season, it could be just to get more playing time in general due to recent struggles or struggles throughout 2021, or it could be that they haven’t shown that they can play at the major league level yet.
So here are three Colorado Rockies that have something to prove in the final 48 games of the season.
Colorado Rockies utility man Garrett Hampson is definitely one in this category.
The Colorado Rockies love Garrett Hampson because he is extremely versatile and he is one of the fastest players in all of baseball.
However, he has seen his playing time diminish because his bat has not yet translated to the major league level.
Overall in 2021, Hampson is hitting .236/.289/.376 but since July 3, he is hitting .165 with an OPS just over .400. Considering that he has had an OPS between 65 and 72 from 2019 through 2021, Hampson has a lot to prove in the remaining 48 games of the season.