Let’s be charitable and say 2012 represents a season to “forget” for fans of the Colorado Rockies. They own the third-worst record in baseball due, in no small part, to a dearth of legit Major League talent on their roster. The pitching staff is atrocious, with the third-worst FIP as a staff.
As far as offenses go, the Rockies are what one might expect from a team in the Mile High city. Despite franchise cornerstone Troy Tulowitzki only appearing in 47 games, the Rockies .329 wOBA ranks and 668 runs scored put them in the top three in the National League. Losing Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t hampered the Rockies as much as one would think. In his absence, a few players have stepped up to fill his considerably large shoes.
Marco Scutaro chipped in with a strong month at short when Tulo initially went down but Josh Rutledge has since taken the job and run with it. With Tulowitkzi on his way back and a move to second in Rutledge’s future, the Rockies think they have their middle infield sealed up for some time.