Former Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado will play third base for the St. Louis Cardinals
The wounds are still fresh for Colorado Rockies fans as Nolan Arenado will be in the playoffs with the St. Louis Cardinals when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2021 National League Wild Card Game.
He had a familiar Nolan Arenado-like season in the power department in 2021 as he hit 34 home runs and had 105 RBI but his batting average (.255) and on-base percentage (.312) are lower than his usual season.
Former Colorado Rockies reliever Jake McGee will be in the San Francisco Giants bullpen
After ending his career with the Colorado Rockies on a sour note, Jake McGee has been great for the San Francisco Giants (and great for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020).
For the Giants in 2021, McGee has been their primary closer. He has an ERA of 2.72 in 62 games with 31 saves. He has an ERA+ of 151, a FIP of 3.35, and a WHIP of 0.905 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 6:1.
Bonus: Not a former Colorado Rockies player but Colorado native Kevin Gausman
In addition to his teammate Jake McGee, Colorado native Kevin Gausman will be a big key to the San Francisco Giants. He is one of the leading candidates for the NL Cy Young Award. In an NL-leading 33 starts, Gausman went 14-6 with an ERA of 2.81 in 192 innings. He has averaged nearly 11 strikeouts and just above two walks per nine innings with a WHIP of 1.042.