How All Of The Rockies Hitters Were Acquired Onto The Roster + Analysis: Fall 2013
How All Of The Rockies Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @mlbreports
At the MLB Reports, we intend to show you the Roster Tree for the Colorado Rockies – and how they assembled their current roster for hitting and Pitching. It will work in a six degrees of separation like format.
Once we figure out the origin of how many trades going back in time it takes to see where the tree started, it will be time to dissect how the team fared on the deals.
If a player has never left the organization at all, the tree will be easy – as it will just be the year they were drafted or signed. Today, we will cover the Hitters.
For all of the Rosters, Depth Charts, State of the Unions and Salaries that we do, please visit our dedicated page link here.
Todd Helton Retirement Announcement:
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||On-Base%||Bats|
|1.||Joey Votto (7, 29)||.4193||L|
|2.||Todd Helton (17, 39)||.4143||L|
|3.||Manny Ramirez (19, 41)||.4106||R|
|4.||Albert Pujols (13, 33)||.4097||R|
|5.||Lance Berkman (15, 37)||.4060||B|
|6.||Joe Mauer (10, 30)||.4049||L|
|7.||Jason Giambi (19, 42)||.4004||L|
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Batting Average||Bats|
|1.||Joe Mauer (10, 30)||.3230||L|
|2.||Albert Pujols (13, 33)||.3211||R|
|3.||Miguel Cabrera (11, 30)||.3208||R|
|4.||Ichiro Suzuki (13, 39)||.3186||L|
|5.||Todd Helton (17, 39)||.3166||L|
|6.||Joey Votto (7, 29)||.3144||L|
|7.||Derek Jeter (19, 39)||.3124||R|
|8.||Ryan Braun (7, 29)||.3123||R|
|9.||Manny Ramirez (19, 41)||.3122||R|
|10.||Matt Holliday (10, 33)||.3112||R|
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||On-Base Plus Slugging||Bats|
|1.||Albert Pujols (13, 33)||1.0085||R|
|2.||Manny Ramirez (19, 41)||.9960||R|
|3.||Miguel Cabrera (11, 30)||.9671||R|
|4.||Joey Votto (7, 29)||.9616||L|
|5.||Todd Helton (17, 39)||.9534||L|
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Doubles||Bats|
|1.||Todd Helton (17, 39)||591||L|
|2.||Manny Ramirez (19, 41)||547||R|
|3.||Derek Jeter (19, 39)||525||R|
|4.||Albert Pujols (13, 33)||524||R|
|5.||David Ortiz (17, 37)||519||L|
|Alex Rodriguez (20, 37)||519||R|
|7.||Adrian Beltre (16, 34)||493||R|
|8.||Miguel Tejada (16, 39)||468||R|
|9.||Alfonso Soriano (15, 37)||465||R|
|10.||Jimmy Rollins (14, 34)||455||B|
The former back up to Peyton Manning in Football at the University of Tennessee replaced Rockies great Andres Galarraga in 1998, finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year Voting.
This man was a great Draft Pick, and has 2516 Career Hits.
Coors Field Career: 3 Slash .345/.441/1.047 – with 226 HRs and 856 RBI in 4035 AB.
Road Career: .287/.386/.857 – with 145 HRs and 547 RBI in 3913 AB.
This young Catcher finished 4th in NL Rookie of The Year Voting in 2012, with 28 HRs and 71 RBI in 396 AB. He may turn out to be the best power hitting backstopper of this new generation when all is said and done.
Coors Field Career: .287/.329/.866 – 29 HRs and 93 RBI in 458 AB.
Road Career: .265/.289/.756 – 23 HRs and 65 RBI in 441 AB.
This trade is going to be one sided by the time it is over, based on the ineptness of Ian Stewart in Chicago. Stewart hit .201/.292/.627 – with 5 HRs and 17 RBI in 179 for the Cubs.
However the former Rockies player was released earlier this year from comments made directly towards inflaming the Cubs management brass for how he was treated.
Stewart has since signed as a free Agent with the Dodgers. He made $2 MIL in 2013 for riding the bus in the Minor Leagues.
D.J. Lemahieu Colorado Rockies numbers: .286/.319/.699 – with 4 HRs and 50 RBI in 629 AB.
2013 Splits: Coors Field: .311/.348/.768 3 Slash Line: Road, .245/.270/.568.
Tyler Colvin (27) OF/1B: After a promising 2012 campaign, with a .290 BA, with a .858 OPS, 18 HRs in 136 Games in 2012, Colvin hit .160 with just 3 HRs and 27 Strikeouts in 75 Plate Appearances this year.
Colvin was DFA’d – without earlier this year without any of the clubs picking him up. He is back in the Minor Leagues for Colorado now. The man has 21 HRs and 82 RBI in 499 AB with the Rockies since coming over.
Hit OPS is still at .799 despite his anemic play this season.
Overall the trade was still an absolute win, when you consider LeMahieu is a productive everyday player.
The club is actually 434 – 432 in the games that Tulowitzki has played in. They are routinely a .400 team without the man in the lineup.
Another great Draft Pick!
Coors Field Numbers: .314/.387/.935 – with 85 HRs and 314 RBI in 1636 AB.
Road Numbers: .276/.348/.819 – with 70 HRs and 237 RBI in 1609 AB.
Coors Field Numbers: .294/.332/.786 – 5 HRs and 33 RBI in 238 AB.
Road Numbers: .240/.270/.627 – 5 HRs and 17 RBI in 233 AB.
CARGO Colorado numbers: .307/.368/.920 – with 121 HRs and 393 RBI in 2255 AB. He won the Batting Title in 2010, with a .336 BA. His splits were really one-sided, before he has started to crush it on the road this year.
2013 Splits: Coors Field: .273/.354/.930 – 12 HRs and 42 RBI. Road: .332/.381/.987 – 14 HRs and 28 RBI.
We have seen a maturing of a young hitter. This is a great sign. Now only if he and Tulowitzki could stay on the field at the same time.
For the course of evaluating the trade, the Rockies did very well against the Athletics in the trade. Oakland only did well in flipping Matt Holliday to St. Louis.
Huston Street (33) RP: December 7, 2011: Traded by the Colorado Rockies with cash to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. The San Diego Padres sent Nick Schmidt (minors) (December 9, 2011) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.
Street was 9 – 9, with 84 Saves and a 3.50 ERA for the Rockies during his stint.
Street has a dazzling 2.19 ERA and 54 Saves in his 94.2 IP for the Padres so far.
Holliday hit .286/.378/.831 – 11 HRs and 54 RBI in 346 AB – before being traded to St. Louis.
In the trade of Holliday for CARGO, Street and Smith, I am giving the nod to the Rockies.
In the trade of Huston Street for Nick Schmidt, I have to go with the San Diego Padres on this one. Schmidt is still struggling in Colorado of the PCL, while Street has played well in California.
Nick Schmidt SP: Nick is 5 – 3, with a 4.71 For the AAA Colorado Sky Springs.
Fowler has been a force at Coors Field for his Career: .298/.395/.880 – 27 HRs and 146 RBI in 1129 AB. Road: .241/.333/.694 – 14 HRs and 99 RBI in 1119 AB.
This has been a good FA Signing for the club. Cuddyer leads the NL with a .335 BA heading into the last 5 games of the year.
2013 Home 3 Slash: .356/.413/.999 – 11 HRs and 45 RBI in 222 AB. Road: .318/.375/.873 – 9 HRs and 39 RBI in 255 AB.
Rutledge Career Numbers – Coors Field: .269/.318/.756 – 10 HRs and 31 RBI in 283 AB. Road: .239/.278/.648 – 5 HRs and 25 RBI in 268 AB.
Herrera is one of the rare guys that hits pretty much the same on the road as at home: Coors Field: .266/.331/.673 – 5 HRs and 34 RBI in 466 AB. Road: .263/.318/.641 3 HRs and 32 RBI in 513 AB.
The Veteran Catcher has hit .239/.295/.573 for the club, and has backed up Rosario well. Because he was once a Rockies player in the day, I will give his career Coors Field numbers in comparison to his Career Totals.
Career Totals Line: .256/.315/.694.
Coors Field: .280/.335/.754.
Coors Field: .344/.374/.850 – 5 HRs and 22 RBI in 212 AB.
Road: .246/.274/.647 – 4 HRs and 16 RBI in 228 AB.
Coors Field: .307/.365/1.012 – 4 HRs and 12 RBI in 88 AB.
Road: .245/.283/.610 – 1 HR and 5 RBI in 98 AB.
Charlie Culberson has seen some limited play this season, hitting for a 3 Slash of .303/.327/.750 – with 2 HRs and 12 RBI in 89 AB in 2013.
This trade may end up helping out both clubs. Scutaro re-signed with the Giants after his World Series heroics.
Culberson is under Team Control until 2019, and is 13 years younger than the Giant Second Baseman.
Marco Scutaro lit the world on fire for the Giants in 2012. Having said that, he was on the last year of his contract, and a lot of other teams thought he was using Coors Field to spike his numbers in early 2012.
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Posted on September 25, 2013, in MLB Teams: Articles and Analysis, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged 2012 world series, @MLBreports on twitter, albert pujols, andres galarraga, boston red sox, charlie blackmon, charlie culberson, chicago cubs, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, clayton mortensen, colorado rockies, Coors Field, Corey Dickerson, Dexter Fowler, Ethan Hollingsworth, greg smith, huston street, Ian Stewart, Jonathan Herrera, josh rutledge, Larry Walker, los angeles dodgers, manny ramirez, Marco scutaro, matt holliday, michael cuddyer, Nick Schmidt, nl west, nolan arenado, san diego padres, san francisco giants, ss/2b/3b D.J. LeMahieu, tyler colvin, wilin rosario, yorvit torrealba. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.