Are the Colorado Rockies nearly the worst at every position?
The Colorado Rockies are not the most talented team in baseball history. It is also already known that the Colorado Rockies don’t have the most talented team in baseball right now as well. But they are far from the worst organization in baseball.
Even in 2021, there were five teams in the NL with a worse record than them. But that doesn’t mean that FanGraphs doesn’t believe that they are the worst (or among the worst) teams in baseball.
FanGraphs ranks the Colorado Rockies in the bottom five in nearly every position
FanGraphs has been releasing their power rankings for each team entering the season and they ranked the Colorado Rockies at or very close to the bottom in every single position.
Overall, here is the breakdown of position players:
- Catcher: 30th
- First base: 17th
- Second base: 24th
- Third base: 23rd
- Shortstop: 28th
- Left field: 28th
- Center field: 30th
- Right field: 29th
- DH: 26th
They haven’t yet ranked the bullpen or the starting rotation yet (as of this publication) so that will be an interesting read. But let’s look at the most egregious position player rankings on the list.
First off at catcher, if Elias Díaz produces anywhere close to where he was in the final four months of the season, it’s not going to the be worst in baseball by a long shot.
In fact, offensively, from June 2 through the end of the season, he was the fourth-most offensively productive catcher in the sport. One of the three ahead of him was Buster Posey, who has since retired. Even if Díaz doesn’t produce at that level, the Rockies are not dead last in catching.