So who should be in the Rockies 7-man rotation?
Let’s build us the ultimate super-rotation for the Colorado Rockies out of players they’ve had the past several years. First, we start with the core, the players always in the rotation no matter where the team plays: Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, and Germán Márquez. These guys were the trifecta for the team for the last several years. Each had their trials, but they all showed flashes of greatness. Home and away, they can be your guys/would have been your guys.
Next, let’s set up the hometown pitchers, the guys that are fantastic at Coors and that’s about it. These guys would start for the home stands and work in relief during the away stretches.
Looking at the splits over the last five years, it’s simple: Chad Kuhl, and Antonio Senzatela/Austin Gomber. Chad Kuhl has been one of the best pitchers at Coors Field in the past five years and would actually work decently as an away relief pitcher. I like Gomber’s stats overall better than Senzatela, but Gomber has struggled home and away all year.
They both have the stuff for Coors Field, but not like the Kuhl cat himself. You may notice that with these three choices, we have the current rotation already set to continue pitching for the team, and you are completely correct. The starting pitching staff is built for Coors currently, but that is about it. These pitchers have struggled when away from the Mile High City, so who can take the reins elsewhere?