The Colorado Rockies are not close to having a stud rotation. Frankly, they lack two top starters that can serve as anchors, and I don’t think that’s going to change in 2013. I know they’ve traded for Drew Pomeranz (pictured above), but I don’t know if he’ll ever be a top-of-the-rotation guy in the big leagues due to command issues. Jorge De La Rosa is returning to the club, which will be a decent pick-me-up, but if he’s your number two your club will be in trouble. The Rockies have a couple of arms in the minors that could one day be impact guys, but those days aren’t coming anytime soon. Let’s take a look at the 2013 projected rotation for the Blake Street Bombers.
1) Jhoulys Chacin
2) Jorge De La Rosa
3) Drew Pomeranz
4) Jeff Francis
5) Juan Nicasio
The key to the rotation is going to be the aforementioned Pomeranz. If he can prove me wrong, and be that guy that can go out and give you seven strong every start, the Rockies will have some rays of sunshine. However, I have a feeling he’ll have his innings limited and throw on strict pitch counts, so I don’t know what he’s going to be this year.
To close out games, the Rockies are hoping Rafael Betancourt will continue his magic from 2012. Betancourt had 31 saves last season after being a career set-up man.
This is certainly a team to keep an eye on because they can score runs, but this rotation is going to be the Achilles’ heel for them in 2013.