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Monday, April 6, 2015

COLORADO ROCKIES

2015 PROJECTED STARTERS



As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                     NICK HUNDLEY                              R/R  Age 31
First Base:                                 JUSTIN MORNEAU                          L/R  Age 33
Second Base:                            DJ LEMAHIEU                                   R/R  Age 26
Third Base:                               NOLAN ARENADO                          R/R Age 24
Shortstop:                                 TROY TULOWITZKI                        R/R Age 30
Left Field                                  COREY DICKERSON                       L/R Age 25
Center Field:                            CHARLIE BLACKMON                    L/L Age 28
Right Field:                              CARLOS GONZALEZ                       L/L Age 29    

Batter Bench Notable:              DREW STUBBS                                R/R  Age 30

Starting Pitcher 1:                     KYLE KENDRICK                           R/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 2:                     JORDAN LYLES                              R/R Age 24
Starting Pitcher 3:                     JORGE DELAROSA                         L/L Age 34
Starting Pitcher 4:                     TYLER MATZEK                             L/L Age 24
Starting Pitcher 5:                     EDDIE BUTLER                               R/R Age 24

Closer:                                      LATROY HAWKINS                         R/R Age 42

Pitcher Bench Notable:            JOHN AXFORD                                 R/R Age 32

NOTABLE INJURIES:   JORGE DELAROSA starts the season on the DL but is expected back mid April. 
         
PROJECTION: 4TH in the NL West. Projected wins = 79

MVP:           CARLOS GONZALEZ                            

POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: A pair of rookie pitchers will significantly impact the Rockies rotation this year, EDDIE BUTLER will break camp in the majors and JON GRAY will not be far behind him.

COMMENTS:   Pitching in Colorado has always been the bane of this organization, and breaking camp with a 42 year old closer is demonstrative of attracting free agent pitchers to the Rockie. The young arms who can be controlled contractually might add some stability down the road.