Rockies – NL West Competition

The Rockies have shocked the baseball world going 13-8 in their first 21 games. They have the 3rd best win percentage in the entire national league. They have 2.5 games in the D-backs for the second place playoff position. And most telling, their +23 run differential is second in the NL only to the Dodgers. So who are these likely playoff bound Rockies?

Highlights

  • Starting Offense
  • Bench
  • Starting Rotation
  • Bullpen
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Offense

Tony Wolters- Catcher

  • .222/.239/.267 for the season
  • .313/.353/.375 last 7 games
  • He only OPS’d .408 against the 2019 Dodgers

Daniel Murphy- 1st Base

  • .313/.343/.484 for the season
  • .792 OPS at Coors .885 OPS on the road in 2020
  • OPS’d .877 against the Dodgers in 2019
  • Hits well against Buehler and Urias
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Ryan McMahon- 2nd Base

  • .229/.295/.429 for the season
  • .250/.250/.536 in last 7 games
  • Benefits by almost .500 OPS points at Coors

Nolan Arenado- 3rd Base

If you don’t know the MVP Arenado truly is by now, you haven’t been paying any attention. Dodger Killer.

  • .244/.295/.500 for the season
  • .310/.313/.690 in his last 7 games
  • Not hitting well on the road so far
  • All 6 home runs are at home

Trevor Story- Shortstop

  • .326/.396/.616 for the season
  • .406/.441/.719 in his last 7 games
  • He’s a super star at Coors with a 1.146 OPS in 13 games so far

David Dahl- Left Field

  • .194/.244/.250 for the season
  • .111/.172/.111 in his last 7 games
  • He’s a career .837 OPSer. Likely top break out eventually

Garrett Hampson- Center Field

  • .321/.373/.509 for the season
  • .375/.394/.531 in his last 7 games
  • Has worked his way into the starting lineup with his bat and defensive versatility

Charlie Blackmon- Right Field

  • .446/.489/.663 for the season
  • .444/.516/.630 in his last 7 games
  • Has a legitimate shot at hitting .400 this year
  • He was hitting .500 not that long ago.

Matt Kemp- DH

  • .255/.364/.426 for the season
  • .217/.333/.261 in his last 7
  • Hitting .400/.471/.667 with RISP
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Bench

Ramiel Tapia- Outfield

  • .303/.351/.394 for the season
  • Only 2 extra base hits out of his 10.

Sam Hillard- Outfield

  • .188/.278/.313 for the season
  • Was originally looking like a starter after his breakout late last year but has slumped thus far

Chris Owings- 2nd/SS/3rd

  • .250/.308/.444 for the season
  • He’s the most used bench player so far

Drew Butera- Catcher

  • .143/.235/.214 for the season
  • Has turned into the third string catcher

Elias Diaz- Catcher

  • .250/.250/.333
  • Only has 3 games under his belt so far
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Rotation

German Marquez

  • 2-3, 2.25 ERA
  • 12 runs, 8 earned over 5 starts
  • Averaging over 6 innings a game. 4 out 5 QS

Jon Gray

  • 1-2, 5.74 ERA
  • 19 runs, 17 earned over 5 starts
  • Has pitched 4 out of 5 games in Coors

Kyle Freeland

  • 2-0, 2.45 ERA
  • 7 runs, all earned over 4 starts
  • He’s 4 for 4 in Quality starts with 3 in Coors

Antonio Senzatela

  • 3-0, 3.91 ERA
  • 11 runs, 10 earned over 4 starts
  • Only allowed more than 2 Earned Runs once in his 4 starts.

Ryan Castellani

Holy Max Scherzer look a like. We’re not kidding. Scherzer is is favorite pitcher, and his delivery proves it.

  • 0-0, 1.04 ERA
  • 1 earned run over 2 starts
  • 10 K’s in 8.2 IP with a 0.58 WHIP and yes one game was at Coors. He got 7 K’s in 4.2 IP

Bullpen

Wade Davis- Closer (Injured)

  • Had 2 saves before getting blown up and landing on the IL.
  • 16.88 ERA, 2/3 Saves

Daniel Bard- Setup

Feel good story of the year. Glad to see Bard back out there throwing his usual heat.

  • 1-1, 4.09 ERA,
  • 1/1 Saves

Jario Dias- Setup

  • Primary closer without Davis.
  • 3.12 ERA
  • 3/3 Saves

Carlos Estevez- Setup

  • 1-0, 3.38 ERA
  • 1/1 Saves
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Yency Almonte- MRP

  • 1-0, 3.86 ERA
  • 1/1 Saves

Jeff Hoffman- MRP

  • 2-0, 1.04 ERA,
  • 0.58 WHIP

Tyler Kinley- MRP

  • 0-1, 7.11 ERA
  • 9 K’s in 6.1 IP

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