Colorado Rockies: Projecting Starting Rotation for 2016

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Apr 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Matzek (15) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In a perfect world, the Colorado Rockies would be able to keep the same five starters throughout the 2016 season; however, that more than likely will not be the case. With Eddie Butler, David Hale, and Tyler Matzek seen as the odd men out, they should see spot starts over the course of the 2016 season due to injuries suffered by other pitchers.

While this is just a rough projection of the Colorado Rockies’ potential starting rotation, we should get a better idea of what the team is thinking after Spring Training begins. We are only a couple of months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, so stay tuned with upcoming news surrounding the Colorado Rockies.

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The Colorado Rockies are going to have a tough time competing against the newly revamped rotations of the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants. Moreover, the Los Angeles Dodgers likely make a deal in the upcoming weeks to bolster their starting rotation as well. The Colorado Rockies likely have the fourth or fifth best rotation in the National League West heading into 2016. But at least we have hitting…?