Colorado Rockies: Projecting Starting Rotation for 2016

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Sep 2, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (22) in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies head into 2016 with a similar roster to their 2015 team, but let us take a look at their projectable rotation for next year.

The Colorado Rockies were among the league’s worst in most major pitching statistics, and with the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants beefing up their starting rotations, the Colorado Rockies might be in for another tough season in the pitching department. The Colorado Rockies brought in several relievers to help out their bullpen, but they failed to land any big name free agents to bolster their starting rotation. 

The Colorado Rockies used several different starting pitchers last season, mostly due to injuries throughout the rotation. Also, Jon Gray made his MLB debut, bringing a bright, young arm to the Colorado Rockies’ weak starting rotation. Although Gray spent most of his rookie season in the minors, he was on a strict pitch count when he made his debut with the Colorado Rockies. If the Colorado Rockies want to find success next season, it starts with their starting rotation.

The Colorado Rockies boasted MLB’s worst ERA in 2015; moreover, they were among the league’s worst in strikeouts and walks. Despite having one of the worst pitching staffs in the MLB, the Colorado Rockies offer some hope for improvement heading into the 2016 season. With the Colorado Rockies’ starting rotation hoping to improve on their gaudy 2015 season, let us take a look at what the starting rotation might look like heading into next season.

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