Brendan Rodgers: Hit at home like it’s the road
Rockies players are all too often judged by their home/road splits but you’d be hard-pressed to find another Rockies player with the splits that Brendan Rodgers does. In 2021, he hit for a solid 100 wRC+. But he got there by hitting for just a 68 wRC+ at Coors. Now his 131 wRC+ on the road is more than impressive (and we want that to stay the same), but hey, this lineup is about to be without Trevor Story and needs some more power to instill some fear in opposing pitchers.
Rodgers approached the road like many would’ve expected him to by having better power numbers on the road with a fairly similar batting average. If he just takes whatever mentality he had on the road and applies it to home games more often then he becomes an even more formidable hitter. This lineup will need him more and him being better at home may be able to help the Rockies steal a couple more wins.
So there’s our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s hope the players (and front office) read this and take my suggestions very, very seriously. That way we can all have a New Year’s Rockies Eve (stop booing).