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Hope Springs Eternal (The Colorado Rockies)

Hope Springs Eternal (The Colorado Rockies)

When I was a kid I could not wait to get my annual Athlon’s Baseball Guide or my Street and Smith’s magazine. I would consume every word of those publications and dream about the upcoming season. I remember sitting in Mrs. Williams 7th grade class with my notebook open making predictions for every team. Yep, I went full geek squad on these with complete opening day roster predictions and what each player would do.

Times have changed and the web makes it so much easier to find all of this info….But, I still find that, for me, I need to visually see each player and write them down to get the baseball memory the workout it needs for the upcoming season. Now, I thought I would finally share my work with you.

Stats wise this is just a fun experiment….so, I am not using some sort of calculation for these numbers. Just a little look inside the 7th grade Greg Schaum’s mind sitting in Mrs. Williams class with bubble gum card stats.

Colorado Rockies Spring Training Home: Salt River Fields

7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Restaurant Choice: Butters Pancakes and Cafe, (breakfast and brunch) 8390 E Via de Ventura, pancakes (wheat cakes, gluten free, banana, you name it)

Colorado Rockies:

3 strengths: Defense up the middle, 3-4 hitters, middle relief

3 weaknesses: 1B, RF, and SP

3 Impact Players: Tulowitzki, Gonzalez, and Rosario

3 best ST battles: Second Base, 3-4-5 spots in rotation, and Last bullpen spot

3 Who could win a spot in the spring: Chris Volstad RP, Rule 5 LHP Daniel Rosenbaum, SP Tyler Chatwood

Any moves left: Could see a waiver  move to add a bullpen arm, Lohse would be a big upgrade but that won’t happen

(25 man opening day roster)

Starters

C RH Wilin Rosario (23, 67, .256)

1B LH Todd Helton (12, 56, .248)

2B RH Josh Rutledge (11, 55, .281, 12 SB)

SS RH Troy Tulowitzki (25, 94, .311, 10 SB)

3B RH Chris Nelson ( 14, 65, .271, 5 SB)

LF LH Carlos Gonzalez (31, 104, .315, 21 SB)

CF SH Dexter Fowler (11, 57, .285, 21 SB)

RF RH Michael Cuddyer (18, 66, .267, 9 SB)

 

Starting Pitching

1-LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-14, 4.90, 168/77, 180 IP)

2- RHP Jhoulys Chacin (7-12, 4.60, 130/72, 160 IP)

3- LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-10, 4.90, 160/82, 185 IP)

4- RHP Juan Nicasio (8-11, 5.15, 146/66, 170 IP)

5- LHP Jeff Francis (7-13, 5.40, 106/42, 156 IP)

Bench

C RH Ramon Hernandez (4, 22, .232)

C/IF RH Jordan Pacheco (6, 36, .271)

1B/OF LH Tyler Colvin (12, 48, .190, 6 SB)

INF LH Reid Brignac (11, 47, .251, 5 SB)

OF SH Eric Young JR (3, 26, .281, 24 SB)

Bullpen

Long RP RHP Chris Volstad (47 G, 5-9, 5.10, 49/38, 85IP)

MRP RHP Adam Ottavino (62 G, 4-2, 4.40, 91/41, 82 IP0

MRP LHP Josh Outman (53 G, 5-6, 4.20, 71/36, 70 IP)

MRP LHP Rex Brothers (72 G, 7-3, 3.56,  78/31, 63 IP, 1 SV)

Setup RHP Wilton Lopez (80 G, 4-7, 3.35, 74/24, 82 IP, 5 SV)

Setup RHP Matt Belisle (75 G, 7-6, 3.78, 59/15, 75 IP, 2 SV)

Closer RHP Rafael Betancourt (61 G, 2-6, 3.81, 53/17, 56 Ip, 24 SV)

Rule 5 LHP Daniel Rosenbaum also in camp

 

5 Others who play roles this season:

LHP Christian Friedrich, INF Jonathan Herrera, 3B Nolan Arenado, OF Charlie Blackmon, RHP Tyler Chatwood,

10 top prospects (level they spend most time) : 3B Nolan Arenado (MLB) OF David Dahl (Low A) SS Trevor Story (High A) OF Kyle Parker (AA) RHP Chad Bettis (AAA) RHP Eddie Butler ( Low A) LHP Tyler Anderson ( AA) LHP Tyler Matzek (AA) LHP Jayson Aquino (Low A) 3B/1B Ryan Wheeler (AAA)

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About The Author

Greg Schaum

Grew up on the streets of Overland Park...played my high school ball at Shawnee Mission North before playing college ball in Riverside, CA. I graduated from an original Big 8 school and love this great city. My favorite player as a kid was Frank Tanana and I thought U.L Washington was a cool MOFO

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