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Old 05-12-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Surprised there is no such thread for Rockies 2017 team.

Denver is home to one of the best young MLB teams.

What's not to like about this years' team?

Explosive offense up and down the lineup...

Charlie Blackman- CF one of the best and most productive leadoff hitters in baseball
DJ LeMahiu- Last years' batting champ off to somewhat of a slow start.
Nolan Arenado- MVP caliber talent.
Mark Reynolds- Biggest surprise in baseball. Was not supposed to play 1st base until newcomer Desmond broke his hand. Reynolds leads league in almost all statistical categories in baseball this year.
Ian Desmond- The Big FA signing, since coming from broken hand, he's been productive... and not having to move to uncomfortable 1B because Reynolds has been on fire this year.
Carlos Gonzalez- Struggling offensively, but he's capable of .280 with 30 HR.
Gerrardo Parra- Strong prescence near bottom of order.
Tony Walters- A big surprise currently hitting .346 but on the short concussion DL.

The pitching..... Bullpen has been DOMINANT. Greg Holland has been perfect and almost unhittable. Late inning specialists (Ottavino and Dunn) have been very good to almost unhittable, and the rest of the bullpen has been reliable to pretty good.

Starting pitching was supposed to be the question mark with so many rookies and young unproven talent. Then their "ace" (Jonathan Gray) goes on the DL. Rookies fill up most of the rotation and they have been lights out. Senzatela, Freeland, Marquez, Chatwood, and Anderson all have had very good moments.

Defensively..... Gold all around the infield with Arenado and LeMahieu, Story has Gold Glove abilities, and Mark Reynolds has been spectucular at 1st base this year. Outfield. CarGo is still one of the very best, Desmond and Parra have been competent to good and Walters is really good behind the plate.

We need to start talking about this team! They are damn good this year!
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