Fantasy baseball: Not so high on Rockies hitters
Fantasy baseball managers always pay a little more attention to hitters in the Colorado Rockies because this lucky franchise plays half of its games at the high altitude of Denver’s Coors Field – and that’s generally good for hitters. The Rockies as a franchise are a little confused, but when they play at home, the runs count. Recent news that starting 2B Brendan Rodgers (hardly a superstar, but still selected in the 20th round Live Sportzshala Mid Drafts), could miss the season due to a shoulder injury.
The only thing the Rockies have definitively said about the expected absence of Rodgers, who hit .266 with 13 home runs last season, is that 2B/3B Ryan McMahon — a gifted defenseman and a lowly powerhouse hitter — will regularly hit second base. . He only played 10 games in that position last season, but the move is likely not because of him, but because the team has other options for third base. For example, Chris Bryant, the big player last season who didn’t hit a home run at Coors Field, played third base most of his career (although he didn’t play at all last season). The team says he will stay in left field.