Colorado Rockies Starting Rotation Showing Promise

Colorado Rockies
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JULY 29: German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the bottom of the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies starting rotation has long been subject to the cruel mistress that is Coors Field. However, they have started strong in 2020 with a winning record through the team’s first five games. This year will be among the oddest in baseball history but the Rockies have shown they are ready to compete this year.

Colorado Rockies Starting Rotation

The Rockies have gotten two starts from German Marquez and one each from three other pitchers. Marquez has combined with Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, and Antonio Senzatela for a 2.30 ERA, 3.62 FIP, and .6 WAR. That last figure places Colorado tenth among MLB starting rotations to this point. The starters ended 2019 as the 25th-ranked starting rotation at 6.5 WAR. They are off to a much stronger start compared to how last season ended.

The starters are succeeding so far thanks to a significantly reduced home run rate. They are currently giving…

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