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The 2016 Colorado Rockies season was the franchise's 24th in Major League Baseball. It was the 22nd season the Rockies played their home games at Coors Field. After doing reasonably well most of the season and even posting a 54-53 (.505) record as late as August 3, they collapsed through the months of August and September, going an MLB-worst 21-34 in that span to finish 75-87, third place in the National League West, and missing the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. At the end of the season Walt Weiss resigned his position as manager after 4 seasons at the helm.

2016 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–87 (.463)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Charles & Dick Monfort
General manager(s)Jeff Bridich
Manager(s)Walt Weiss
Local televisionRoot Sports Rocky Mountain
(Drew Goodman, Jeff Huson, Ryan Spilborghs)
Local radioKOA (English)
(Jack Corrigan, Jerry Schemmel)
KNRV (Spanish)
(Salvador Hernandez, Javier Olivas, Carlos Valdez)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • December 8, 2015: Jason Motte and Chad Qualls were signed as Free agents by the Colorado Rockies.[1][2]
  • December 16, 2015: Mark Reynolds was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • January 20, 2016: Gerardo Parra was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • January 28, 2016: Corey Dickerson was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Kevin Padlo (minors) to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake McGee and Germán Márquez.[5]
  • February 19, 2016: Christian Friedrich was released by the Colorado Rockies.[6]
  • March 4, 2016: Ryan Raburn was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • April 2, 2016: Kyle Parker was released by the Colorado Rockies.[8]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League WestEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562 53–28 38–43
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537 4 45–36 42–39
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 16 42–39 33–48
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 22 33–48 36–45
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 23 39–42 29–52


National League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 87 75 0.537
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 1
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 12
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 14
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 18
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 18½
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 19
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2016 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 5–2 2–5 3–3 10–9 7–12 2–4 3–4 5–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 6–13 4–3 2–5 5–15
Atlanta 2–5 3–3 3–4 1–6 1–5 11–7 2–5 10–9 11–8 3–4 4–2 3–4 2–4 4–15 8–12
Chicago 5–2 3–3 15–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 11–8 2–5 5–1 14–4 4–2 4–3 10–9 5–2 15–5
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 4–15 5–2 2–5 3–4 11–8 0–6 4–2 9–10 3–4 3–3 9–10 3–4 5–15
Colorado 9–10 6–1 4–2 2–5 7–12 2–5 1–5 6–1 2–5 2–5 10–9 9–10 2–4 4–2 9–11
Los Angeles 12–7 5–1 3–4 5–2 12–7 1–6 5–2 4–3 4–2 2–5 11–8 8–11 4–2 5–1 10–10
Miami 4–2 7–11 3–4 4–3 5–2 6–1 4–2 7–12 9–10 6–1 3–3 2–4 4–3 9–10 6–14
Milwaukee 4–3 5–2 8–11 8–11 5–1 2–5 2–4 2–5 3–4 9–10 3–4 1–5 6–13 4–2 11–9
New York 1–5 9–10 5–2 6-0 1–6 3–4 12–7 5–2 12–7 3–3 4–3 4–3 3–3 7–12 12–8
Philadelphia 3–4 8–11 1–5 2–4 5–2 2–4 10–9 4–3 7–12 3–4 5–2 3–3 2–5 5–14 11–9
Pittsburgh 5–1 4–3 4–14 10–9 5–2 5–2 1–6 10–9 3–3 4–3 3–3 4–3 9–10 2–4 9–11
San Diego 9–10 2–4 2–4 4–3 9–10 8–11 3–3 4–3 3–4 2–5 3–3 8–11 1–6 4–3 6–14
San Francisco 13–6 4–3 3–4 3–3 10–9 11–8 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 3–4 3–4 8–12
St. Louis 3–4 4–2 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–4 3–4 13–6 3–3 5–2 10–9 6–1 4–3 2–5 8–12
Washington 5–2 15–4 2–5 4–3 2–4 1–5 10–9 2–4 12–7 14–5 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 12–8


TransactionsEdit

  • April 25, 2016: David Hale was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Colorado Rockies.[9]
  • June 23, 2016: José Reyes was released by the Colorado Rockies.[10]
  • September 9, 2016: Brandon Barnes was released by the Colorado Rockies.[11]

Major League DebutsEdit

  • Batters
    • Trevor Story (Apr 4)
    • Tony Wolters (Apr 5)
    • David Dahl (Jul 25)
    • Stephen Cardullo (Aug 26)
    • Raimel Tapia (Sep 2)
    • Pat Valaika (Sep 6)
    • Jordan Patterson (Sep 8)
  • Pitchers
    • Carlos Estévez (Apr 23)
    • Tyler Anderson (Jun 12)
    • Matt Carasiti (Aug 12)
    • Jeff Hoffman (Aug 20)
    • Germán Márquez (Sep 8)

RosterEdit

2016 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

Legend
  Rockies win
  Rockies loss
  Postponement
Bold Rockies team member
2016 Game Log

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Nick Hundley 83 289 75 .260 10 48
1B Mark Reynolds 118 393 111 .282 14 53
2B DJ LeMahieu 146 552 192 .348 11 66
SS Trevor Story 97 372 101 .272 27 72
3B Nolan Arenado 160 618 182 .294 41 133
LF Gerardo Parra 102 368 93 .253 7 39
CF Charlie Blackmon 143 578 187 .324 29 82
RF Carlos González 150 584 174 .298 25 100

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Daniel Descalso 99 250 66 .264 8 38
Cristhian Adames 121 225 49 .218 2 17
Ryan Raburn 113 223 49 .220 9 30
David Dahl 63 222 70 .315 7 24
Tony Wolters 71 205 53 .259 3 30
Brandon Barnes 48 100 22 .220 0 8
Ben Paulsen 39 92 20 .217 1 11

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chad Bettis 32 186.0 14 8 4.79 138
Jon Gray 29 168.0 10 10 4.61 185
Tyler Chatwood 27 158.0 12 9 3.87 117
Jorge De La Rosa 27 134.0 8 9 5.51 108
Tyler Anderson 19 114.1 5 6 3.54 99

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chris Rusin 29 84.1 3 5 3.74 69
Eddie Butler 17 64.0 2 5 7.17 47
Justin Miller 40 42.2 1 1 5.70 45
Gonzalez Germen 40 40.2 2 1 5.31 32
Jeff Hoffman 8 31.1 0 4 4.88 22

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Boone Logan 66 2 5 1 3.69 57
Carlos Estévez 63 3 7 11 5.24 59
Jake McGee 57 2 3 15 4.73 38
Chad Qualls 44 2 0 0 5.23 22
Jordan Lyles 40 4 5 1 5.83 32


NotesEdit

  • On May 5, 2016, the Rockies scored 13 runs in the top of the 5th inning in a game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Prior to that game, no team had ever scored that many runs in an inning in that ballpark.[12] Those 13 runs also set new franchise records for most runs scored in an inning on the road (previously 9 in St. Louis in 2009)[13] and for most runs scored in any inning (previously 12 against the Cubs in Denver in 2010).[14] 13 runs also tied the record set by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010[15] for most runs scored by any team in any inning.[16]
  • On June 20, 2016, in a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park, the Rockies defeated Miami 5–3. All eight runs in the game were scored via a solo home run, which set a new Major League record. The previous record for all runs in a game being scored via solo home runs was 5, accomplished 7 times. The most recent was in 2015 when the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3–2.[17]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League Glenallen Hill
AA Hartford Yard Goats Eastern League Darin Everson
A-Advanced Modesto Nuts California League Fred Ocasio
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Warren Schaeffer
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Andy González
Rookie Grand Junction Rockies Pioneer League Frank Gonzales
[18]

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