By Nina Zimmerman on June 21, 2014
Though they’ve cooled off recently, the Colorado Rockies started the season as one of baseball’s most intriguing teams, with an overly explosive offense and a pitching rotation that seemed to handle the altitude challenges of Coors Field with relative ease. Still, there are several Rockies players who deserve to make the NL All-Star team. Here’s a ranking of the top five.
Arenado makes this list at No. 5 solely because he’s still currently on the DL with a fractured finger. Arenado put up a slash line of .305/.333/.489 while playing above average defense at third base.
Lyles is another example of a member of the Rockies who deserves to make the All-Star team despite being on the DL at the moment. Before going down with a hand fracture, Lyles had a 5-1 record in 12 starts with a 3.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Though his numbers cooled off significantly since starting the season batting over .600, Blackmon remains one of Colorado’s most consistent hitters, with a .303/.351/.496 slash line in right field.
Hawkins is having something of a late-career resurgence with the Rockies and has been borderline lights-out as their closer this season. He has 14 saves in 15 chances, along with a 2-1 record and 2.88 ERA.
There is no doubt that Tulowitzki is having a season worthy of not only making the All-Star team, but starting at shortstop for the league. He’s hitting a very strong .363 on the season with 18 home runs and 45 RBIs.
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