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The Colorado Rockies are expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2024.
Not only do they not have a good roster, but they play in an extremely tough park for pitchers.
Colorado is the best hitter park in baseball due to the altitude in Colorado.
That is also why many of their pitchers struggle to have good numbers.
According to Codify, the Rockies have a projected WAR of 5.9 for their starting pitchers in 2024.
That is projected to be the worst in baseball.
Projected 2024 starting pitcher WAR(via FanGraphs, after Stroman signing):
16.1 – Braves15.5 – Phillies15.4 – Dodgers13.6 – Marlins13.3 – Blue Jays, Reds, Mariners13.2 – Twins, Yankees13.0 – Astros12.8 – Brewers12.2 – Tigers12.1 – Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Giants, Cubs…
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) January 12, 2024
Looking at the Rockies pitching staff, there are not many household names.
Some of the names at the top of the Rockies rotation are Kyle Freeland, Cal Quantrill, and Austin Gomber.
Last season, the Rockies did not have a pitcher who started 10 or more games with an ERA under 5.00.
No matter how talented the pitcher is, the ball does not spin the same in Colorado.
One thing the Rockies need to buy into is their hitters.
The Rockies have had success in the past when they were able to outscore teams.
But, their offense does not project to be very good.
They overpaid for an aging Kris Bryant, and now they are stuck with him.
There is no question the Rockies will be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2024.
But, they can at least lay the groundwork to be successful in the future.
It will be interesting to see what moves the Rockies make this season in regards to their prospects.
Developing their young players will be the only way they are successful in the future.
That should be their goal for the 2024 season.
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