Friday, March 20, 2009

2009 MLB Preview: Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

IF (4/5) - If Helton is healthy, this is a pretty good IF. Tulowitzki's numbers were down last year, but he should bounce back. Baker has potential and Iannetta looks really good. Atkins is a good offensive 3B. Stewart and Barmes add good depth. Barmes could actually be starting at 2B after bringing his average back up last year.

OF (2.5/5) - We know Hawpe is starting. The other two starters will come from: Spilborghs, Seth Smith, Posednik, Carlos Gonzales, and Murton. You would think two people would have to emerge from that list, which is semi-impressive.

SP (2.5/5) - Cook's ERA continues to drop, which is pretty good in Colorado. Jimenez and Marquis should both have ERAs around 4.00-4.50 and about 10-13 wins, depending on run support. Francis may be out for the year and De La Rosa has not looked good at all in Spring Training. Greg Smith and Greg Reynolds are other options.

RP (2.5/5) - I'm kind of expecting Street transition to be "rocky," (ha!) not because I don't like him, but because that happens to former Oakland players sometimes. I also wonder about Embree as well. Corpas was not as effective last year. Buchholz and Grilli pitched well and Speier was OK.

Wildcards: De La Rosa, Baker, Murton

[Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on your team. I think it's fun to do this stuff before a season starts and then see how close (or how far off) I was. If you spend time from your day insulting us, telling others to insult us, or posting in a blog or messageboard about how wrong our opinions are, then we are flattered!]

1 comment:

louise said...

Colorado Rockies should be always competitive enough to keep pace with the others. I really like them; they’ve always been my favourite teams in MLB. Just read about them here: