The Colorado Rockies have played really bad baseball in the last 3+ weeks
From May 6 through Saturday, here’s how the Colorado Rockies stack up in comparison to the rest of baseball on offense.
- .263 batting average (6th)
- .318 on-base percentage (12th)
- .361 slugging percentage (26th)
- 91 runs (15th)
- 81 wRC+ (29th)
- 71 wRC+ on the road (29th)
- .596 OPS on the road (29th)
- 6.8 percent walk rate (25th)
- 6 stolen bases (28th)
- 14 home runs (T-25th)
- 0.4 fWAR (29th)
Overall, it’s a very dismal picture. Furthermore, their team BABIP in that span is .317, or second-highest in the sport. That shows that the Rockies, essentially, have had good luck with how they are hitting … and still hitting that badly.
The starting pitching has had some bad luck (as the advanced stats show) but they have not had good results
- 5.79 ERA (29th)
- 4.00 FIP (13th)
- 1.7 fWAR (T-9th)
- 3.68 BB/9 (24th)
Their main problem has been the walks … and the guys behind them in the bullpen aren’t picking them up.
- 5.40 ERA (26th)
- 4.78 FIP (27th)
- -0.1 fWAR (23rd)
- 8.85 K/9 (16th)
- 4.48 BB/9 (28th)
- 64.2 percent of inherited runners stranded (26th)
Particularly for the bullpen, this has been a recurring theme for years now. It’s time that the Rockies bring in some new faces on the team.
In fact, they already have done it twice and it has worked well so far.