Colorado Rockies Starting Lineup 2/18/19 Rockies Lineup

91-72, 2nd in NL West

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at MIL

8:35 pm GMT, 10/10

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Colorado is a premium spot for hitters when hitting at home, and the new face of Daniel Murphy gives them a stable first base option that they haven’t had in some time. Murphy is also a left-handed bat that helps breakup a string of right-handed bats. This team is loaded with power, but health will also be needed on their side. Charlie Blackmon isn’t running as much as he used to, but he is a strong leadoff bat that hits well from the left side. Nolan Arenado continues to be a 100+ RBI bat in the middle of the lineup, and is always in contention to hit 40+ HR as well. Here is where the lineup can be even better. A healthy David Dahl is a major piece to this offense in the middle of the lineup, but he has been injured more often than not. Trevor Story is a lefty mashing shortstop, and his on-base ability improved as well.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/8

Starting Lineup

G. Marquez , (R), SP
1. C. Blackmon , (L), CF
2. D. LeMahieu , (R), 2B
3. N. Arenado , (R), 3B
4. T. Story , (R), SS
5. M. Holliday , (R), LF
6. C. Gonzalez , (L), RF
7. I. Desmond , (R), 1B
8. T. Wolters , (L), C
9. G. Marquez , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP German Marquez G. Marquez (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP German Marquez G. Marquez (R) 75 33 14-11 196 817 179 90 82 24 57 230 0.22% 0.09% 1.20 0.314
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon (L) 93 1 157 695 182 115 31 7 29 70 119 12 4 0.291 0.358 0.50 0.86
2B DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu (R) 90 2 129 579 147 98 32 2 15 62 90 6 5 0.276 0.321 0.43 0.749
3B Nolan Arenado N. Arenado (R) 96 3 156 672 175 97 38 2 38 110 104 2 2 0.297 0.374 0.56 0.935
SS Trevor Story T. Story (R) 87 4 158 656 174 89 42 6 37 108 88 27 6 0.291 0.348 0.57 0.915
LF Matt Holliday M. Holliday (R) 83 5 25 65 15 11 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 0.283 0.415 0.43 0.849
RF Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez (L) 90 6 133 504 128 76 32 4 16 64 71 5 2 0.276 0.329 0.47 0.796
1B Ian Desmond I. Desmond (R) 85 7 160 618 131 80 21 8 22 88 82 20 6 0.236 0.307 0.42 0.729
C Tony Wolters T. Wolters (L) 71 8 74 216 31 20 4 4 3 27 19 2 0 0.17 0.292 0.29 0.578
SP German Marquez G. Marquez (R) 75 9 33 60 18 17 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 0.3 0.3 0.35 0.65

2018 Recent Rockies Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/7 vs MIL L 0-6 German Marquez G. Marquez (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, L Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Matt Holliday M. Holliday Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Tony Wolters T. Wolters German Marquez G. Marquez
10/5 @ MIL L 0-4 Tyler Anderson T. Anderson (L), 6 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, L Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Trevor Story T. Story Gerardo Parra G. Parra Ian Desmond I. Desmond Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Tyler Anderson T. Anderson
10/4 @ MIL L 2-3 Antonio Senzatela A. Senzatela (R), 5 IP, 1 SO, 2 ER, ND Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu Nolan Arenado N. Arenado David Dahl D. Dahl Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Antonio Senzatela A. Senzatela
10/3 @ CHC W 2-1 Kyle Freeland K. Freeland (L), 6.2 IP, 6 SO, 0 ER, ND Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Matt Holliday M. Holliday Ian Desmond I. Desmond David Dahl D. Dahl Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Kyle Freeland K. Freeland
10/1 @ LAD L 2-5 German Marquez G. Marquez (R), 4.2 IP, 9 SO, 2 ER, L Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Tony Wolters T. Wolters German Marquez G. Marquez
9/30 vs WSH W 12-0 Tyler Anderson T. Anderson (L), 7.2 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Tyler Anderson T. Anderson
9/30 vs WSH L 2-12 Jon Gray J. Gray (R), 2 IP, 1 SO, 5 ER, L Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Tony Wolters T. Wolters Jon Gray J. Gray
9/29 vs WSH W 5-2 Kyle Freeland K. Freeland (L), 6 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, W Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Kyle Freeland K. Freeland
9/27 vs PHI W 5-3 Antonio Senzatela A. Senzatela (R), 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, ND Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Chris Iannetta C. Iannetta Antonio Senzatela A. Senzatela
9/27 vs PHI W 14-0 German Marquez G. Marquez (R), 7 IP, 11 SO, 0 ER, W Charlie Blackmon C. Blackmon DJ LeMahieu D. LeMahieu David Dahl D. Dahl Nolan Arenado N. Arenado Trevor Story T. Story Carlos Gonzalez C. Gonzalez Ian Desmond I. Desmond Tony Wolters T. Wolters German Marquez G. Marquez

2019 Colorado Rockies Pitching Analysis

Pitching in Coors is one of the toughest things to do, and the Rockies pitchers are already ad a disadvantage pitching half their games in the high altitude ballpark. The Rockies seem to rotate who the breakout arm is each year. We have seen Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson breakout, while it was Kyle Freeland and German Marquez who did it last year. If the rotation could put it together at the same time, the last few seasons would have gone a lot differently. Freeland had a successful 2018 season, winning 17 games with a 2.85 ERA. The ERA is expected to go up about a full run, but Freeland is projected to hit the 200 innings mark, and still provide solid peripheral numbers. German Marquez had a huge season with 230 strikeouts in 196 innings. He finished the year with a 3.77 ERA, but in the second half he was unbeatable with a 2.61 ERA and 34% strikeout rate. Projections are looking at Marquez to continue this type of pitching, as his arsenal translates well with Coors, and his velocity is up as well. We also have to remember that these arms will be facing San Diego, San Francisco, and now Arizona which all project to be bottom half offense.

Jon Gray is someone we want to show more consistency. He took a step back in 2018 boasting an ERA over five, but had a 3.47 xFIP. He allowed 1.41 HR, which was up quite a bit from the last two seasons where he kept it under one. Expect those numbers to trickle back down and even out. He had a 12.3% swinging strike rate, and averaged 95 mph on the season. Tyler Anderson is the other Colorado name who is going to sport a more league average pitching line this season. He had the second highest ERA on the team, and it was the home runs that killed him. His batted ball stats were not as friendly when trying to prove it was some bad luck. Anderson is going to need to keep the ball in the park this year. Antonio Senzatela and Chad Bettis will likely be the guys rounding out the rotation, as both are below average right-handed options.