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Colorado Rockies 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview

Apr 13, 2020

David Dahl could perform better than his ADP this season in fantasy.

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As part of our 2020 season preparations, we are going digging into the fantasy options for every Major League Baseball team.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Colorado Rockies from a fantasy perspective.

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Starting Lineup

# NAME POS
1 David Dahl CF
2 Trevor Story SS
3 Charlie Blackmon RF
4 Nolan Arenado 3B
5 Daniel Murphy 1B
6 Ryan McMahon 2B
7 Sam Hilliard LF
8 Tony Wolters C

 

Quick Thoughts: There’s no denying that the Colorado Rockies can hit, although we could debate how much of the Rockies’ offense is inflated because of the thin atmosphere at Coors Field. Regardless of the cause, Colorado’s lineup is full of fantasy potential from top-to-bottom.

Pitching Rotation

# NAME R/L
1 Jon Gray R
2 German Marquez R
3 Kyle Freeland L
4 Antonio Senzatela R
5 Jeff Hoffman R

 

Quick Thoughts: There’s a yin to every yang. If we’re able to look for offense from the Colorado Rockies in a given year, then we have to approach the pitching staff cautiously. There is undeniable talent in some of the arms, but the same overall net is cast on the team. Offense reigns supreme in Colorado, and it limits the upside of all Rockies pitchers.

Bullpen

Quick Thoughts: As potential fantasy owners, we’re allowed to be upset. So, let’s collectively groan as we hear manager Bud Black announce that Wade Davis will be the team’s closer. It’s not that Davis isn’t good enough; it’s that we can’t trust Black will believe in Davis for the majority of the season. If we’re using numbers, then Scott Oberg is the clear choice over Davis. That Black disagrees is enough for us to worry. For now, draft Davis as the team’s closer, but make sure you have depth at the position.

Prospects

Quick Thoughts: Surgery for Brendan Rodgers has derailed his easy route to a starting role with the Major League squad, but a delayed season might help him become more fantasy relevant in 2020 than he would have been originally. Elsewhere, Grant Lavigne is arguably the most hyped prospect that still has a lot to prove in the Minor Leagues. He’s slated for long-term development that has not started off as well as it should. Lavigne might meet expectations, but likely not before others in the Rockies’ pipeline.

Other Helpful Fantasy Info

  • Park Factor: There’s no hiding or denying that Coors Field is a hitter-haven. It ranks first in every single offensive category except home runs by right-handed bats — where it ranks third.
  • Green Light Rating: MEDIUM — Manager Bud Black was well above-average in terms of aggressiveness in his previous stint with the San Diego Padres, but he has lessened his need for speed with the Colorado Rockies. His team still runs, but closer to league average now.
  • Likeliest 2020 roster moves: We can’t rule out a potential trade of superstar Nolan Arenado, although it’s not exactly “likely.” What’s more likely is a reshuffling of the bullpen that probably includes a trade for help at the back-end.
  • Bold Fantasy PredictionDavid Dahl finally stays healthy and finishes the season as a top-ten fantasy hitter.
  • Bland Fantasy Prediction: Nolan Arenado finishes the season as the top fantasy third baseman and a top-three overall fantasy hitter, outperforming his slightly decreased ADP.

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Mario Mergola is a featured writer at FantasyPros, as well as the creator and content-editor of Sporfolio. For more from Mario, check out his archive and follow him @MarioMergola.

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