FanGraphs was very harsh on the Colorado Rockies with center field
In center field, new acquisition Randal Grichuk is streaky at the plate and not a good defender. But dead last? And with this as a description:
"“A good way of admitting to the rest of the league that you have no plan or even the ability to make a plan is to make Randal Grichuk your starting center fielder on purpose. That’s the Rockies for you, a baseball team that builds its roster like Family Guy writers build jokes: randomly, with no logic, and very badly … That feels right for this placeholder of a major league franchise.”"
He’s not Mike Trout (who, coincidentally, was drafted with the pick after Grichuk, both by the Angels) but it’s not like he’s Choo Freeman. Pipe down.
Even a ranking in the bottom 10? Okay. Last? And the Phillies and Reds are ahead of the Rockies … and neither of them are even 29th? That’s not a great look (which admittedly comes from their projections, which are, again, not great).
The Rockies are a team that those on the national scale think are a team are one of the worst teams in the sport. But it’s a team that was only 4.5 games back of the San Diego Padres, the team that the “experts” thought would win 95+ games. The Rockies also went 55-53 in the final two-thirds of the season.
Again, the most talented team in baseball? No. Most talented at any of the positions? No. But the Rockies are not the worst team in baseball nor are they close to being it.