Hitting second for the Colorado Rockies, the shortstop: Trevor Story
The Colorado Rockies would love to re-sign Trevor Story to play shortstop for them, whether it’s a one-year deal or if it’s long-term.
Story had a down year in 2021 but he has shown that he can hit 30+ home runs. He still hit 24 in 2021. Story also has shown that he can get on at a good rate, as he had an OBP of .355 from 2018 through 2020.
But we have him in this spot in the lineup for two main reasons: his speed and the guys behind him.
Is it realistic that he will come back? Probably not, but until he signs elsewhere, the Rockies are still in the hunt to re-sign Story … in theory. But in this dream lineup, he is back and there are some bigger power guys in the 3-5 spots.
Hitting third for the Colorado Rockies, the first baseman: C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron was the best offensive player for the Colorado Rockies in 2021 and it wasn’t particularly close.
He hit .281/.375/.530 with 28 homers, 92 RBI, and an OPS+ of 130.
Realistically, the 3-5 in this lineup could be changed in any order but we’ve got Cron in the third spot because of his high on-base percentage. In other words, he can work a deep count and/or walk to be on base for the next guy in this dream lineup.