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.