The Colorado Rockies have an MVP candidate at shortstop in Troy Tulowitzki. As long as he’s healthy, the Rockies can withstand any uncertainty at the other infield positions, but the presence of Ty Wigginton doesn’t hurt.
The Colorado Rockies are confident enough in their starting outfield of Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and Seth Smith that they are willing to go with just one true outfielder as a backup.
The Colorado Rockies committed to catcher Chris Iannetta, handing him the starting job and not bringing in a veteran backup. Now, with two of the Rockies’ top prospects lurking behind him, Iannetta needs to prove he’s the catcher and hitter the team has always wanted him to be.
The Colorado Rockies’ hard-throwing bullpen might be the best collection of relievers in franchise history. But it still has question marks and seven relievers has never been enough to get through a full season.
The Colorado Rockies have depth for their starting rotation waiting at Triple-A and potentially Double-A, but the best thing that could happen to their pitching staff in 2011 is to be able to keep the extra pitchers dreaming of the major leagues.