The Colorado Rockies are close to beginning Spring Training, so let us take a look at what the lineup might look like heading into the new season.
The Colorado Rockies’ opening day roster for 2016 will look slightly different than the previous year, with Jose Reyes, Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra joining the team. Moreover, the Colorado Rockies recently parted ways with Corey Dickerson, giving Parra the starting nod in right field. Despite Ben Paulsen spending a good portion of last season starting at first base, the Colorado Rockies may deploy a platoon at first, with Reynolds and Paulsen switching off.
Also, for the first time in almost a decade, the Colorado Rockies will be without Troy Tulowitzki on opening day, with the slugger being dealt mid-season to the Blue Jays. However, the Colorado Rockies managed to keep Carlos Gonzalez, despite all the rumors surrounding is imminent departure. With Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado still in Denver, the Colorado Rockies will have a solid lineup, but the pitching lags behind.
The Colorado Rockies were one of the most prolific offenses in the MLB, and many will point out that it has to do with their home field. Although the Colorado Rockies do play in hitter-friendly Coors Field, it is their home park, and people will have to live with the facts. So, with Spring Training nearly underway, let us look at what the Colorado Rockies’ lineup might look like heading into the 2016 season.