Rockies Being Disrespected by Projected Win Percentage Odds

By michael obermuller
An offensive core that includes Charlie Blackmon among others is still in place in Colorado.
An offensive core that includes Charlie Blackmon among others is still in place in Colorado. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Colorado Rockies are two years removed from a 91-72 season. The problem? In 2019 they followed up that campaign with a 71-91 reversal.

This Rockies roster does not lack offense. The veteran lineup includes Nolan Arenado (no longer looks like he will be traded), Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, Daniel Murphy and David Dahl with prospects Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard hoping to make an impact. The problem is pitching for Colorado.

Rockies 2020 Win Percentage Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Rockies win percentage at over/under 45 percent of games in 2020, and the major concerns are all on the pitching side of things. The recent ace of the staff has become German Marquez, with the more inconsistent Jon Gray and Kyle Freeland behind him.

The bullpen isn't too much better. Wade Davis is still the likeliest option at closer. The journeyman had an 8.65 ERA in 50 appearances last season for Colorado.

The bigger problem may be the Rockies competition. The Los Angeles Dodgers are absolutely stacked and the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks have younger teams that keep getting better and better.

The Rockies can play .500 baseball (or higher), we've seen it with a similar core just two years ago, they just need to recapture the magic of 2018 and get something from their pitching staff.

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