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The 2017 Colorado Rockies season was the franchise's 25th in Major League Baseball. It was the 23rd season the Rockies played their home games at Coors Field. Bud Black became the new Rockies Manager after the resignation of Walt Weiss. Black in his first season was a finalist for the Manager-of-the -year award. The Rockies finished the season 87–75 in third place in the National League West Division, 17 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. They did, however, receive the second wild card spot in the National League and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. In the Wild Card Game, they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2017 Colorado Rockies
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87–75 (.537)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Charles & Dick Monfort
General manager(s)Jeff Bridich
Manager(s)Bud Black
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

Offseason and spring trainingEdit

  • December 13, 2016: Ian Desmond was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.[1]
  • December 15, 2016: Mike Dunn was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • January 17, 2017: Alexi Amarista was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • January 28, 2017: Greg Holland was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • February 1, 2017: Eddie Butler was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Chicago Cubs for James Farris (minors).[5]
  • April 2, 2017: Ryan Hanigan was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.[6]

For their pre-season spring training, the Rockies participated in the Cactus League, finishing with a 16–15 win–loss record.[7] In addition, two of their games finished tied and are not included in the standings.[8]

Regular seasonEdit

SummaryEdit

The Rockies won their Opening Day game on April 3, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, 7−5. Relief pitcher Greg Holland, making his Rockies debut, earned the save, his first save since September 17, 2015.[9]

Holland won the National League Reliever of the Month Award for April.[10]

On Mother's Day, Holland broke the franchise record of converting 16 consecutive saves to start a season, formerly held by José Jiménez, which he had set in 2002.[10]

For the month of May, Charlie Blackmon won his first MLB Player of the Month Award, for the National League. He led the NL in hits (42) and triples (five), was second in batting average (.359), fourth in runs scored (24), tied for fifth in RBI (22), and tied for seventh with a 1.037 OPS. Holland won his second consecutive NL Reliever of the Month Award, going for 20-for-20 in save opportunities, a 1.31 ERA and 0.82 WHIP through May.[10]

On June 18, 2017, Nolan Arenado hit for the cycle versus the San Francisco Giants. The home run was a walk off, securing a 7−5 win off Giants closer Mark Melancon. The 288th cycle in MLB history, it was the eighth by a Rockies player, and the 17th overall accomplished at Coors Field.[11] It was only the sixth time[a] in MLB history that a cycle included a walk-off home run; Carlos González did the same on July 31, 2010, versus the Chicago Cubs.[13]

During the June 28 game versus the Giants, Arenado knocked down a line drive batted by pitcher Ty Blach as he was facing third base, spun on his stomach, and, without getting up on his feet, threw out Blach at first base.[14]

Arenado set career-highs with three home runs and five hits, while tying a career-high seven RBI in an 18–4 rout of the San Diego Padres on July 19.[15] He tied the franchise record held by Jeff Cirillo and Todd Walker for the number of total bases in a single game with 14, and became the first player in Rockies history to reach both three home runs and five hits in a single game. He also became the first player in the majors to reach 80 RBI. Named NL Player of the Week for the fourth time of his career on July 23, Arenado hit .458/.480/1.000 with four home runs and 13 RBI in five games.[16] He later won NL Player of the Month Award for July, his second career monthly award, after hitting .389/.423/.744 with eight home runs, 35 hits, 15 extra base hits, 30 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 22 games.[17]

With a two-run home run versus José Ureña of the Miami Marlins on August 11, Arenado became the first major leaguer of 2017 to reach 100 RBI, doing so in 112 games. He had batted .441 and 77 RBI with runners in scoring position (RISP).[18]

On September 16 versus the Padres, Arenado drove in his 125th run of the season, becoming the first third baseman and first Rockies player to do so in three consecutive seasons.[19] Later that September, he became the 11th player in major league history to drive in 130 or more runs in three successive seasons.[20] Writing for The Sporting News, Joe Rivera noted that per Fangraphs Arenado was the fourth player in history to net at least 100 defensive runs saved within his first five seasons (103).[21]

On September 29, 2017, Blackmon homered versus Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers to reach 102 RBI, surpassing Darin Erstad in 2000 for the major league record of RBI by a leadoff hitter in one season.[22][23]

Season standingsEdit

National League WestEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 104 58 0.642 57–24 47–34
Arizona Diamondbacks 93 69 0.574 11 52–29 41–40
Colorado Rockies 87 75 0.537 17 46–35 41–40
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 33 43–38 28–53
San Francisco Giants 64 98 0.395 40 38–43 26–55


National League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 104 58 0.642
Washington Nationals 97 65 0.599
Chicago Cubs 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 93 69 0.574 +6
Colorado Rockies 87 75 0.537
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 0.531 1
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 4
Miami Marlins 77 85 0.475 10
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 12
Atlanta Braves 72 90 0.444 15
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 16
New York Mets 70 92 0.432 17
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19
Philadelphia Phillies 66 96 0.407 21
San Francisco Giants 64 98 0.395 23


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2017 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 2–4 3–3 3–3 11–8 11–8 3–4 4–3 6–1 6–1 4–3 11–8 12–7 3–4 2–4 12–8
Atlanta 4–2 1–6 3–3 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–2 7–12 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 9–10 9–11
Chicago 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–5 2–4 4–3 10–9 4–2 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 14–5 3–4 12–8
Cincinnati 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 0–6 2–5 8–11 3–4 4–2 13–6 3–4 4–3 9–10 1–6 5–15
Colorado 8–11 4–3 5–2 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 3–3 5–2 3–3 12–7 12–7 2–4 3–4 10–10
Los Angeles 8–11 4–3 4–2 6–0 9–10 6–1 3–3 7–0 4–3 6–1 13–6 11–8 4–3 3–3 16–4
Miami 4–3 8–11 3–4 5–2 4–2 1–6 2–4 12–7 8–11 3–4 5–1 5–1 2–5 6–13 9–11
Milwaukee 3–4 2–4 9–10 11–8 3–4 3–3 4–2 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 3–4 11–8 4–3 11–9
New York 1–6 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 0–7 7–12 2–5 12–7 3–3 3–4 5–1 3–4 6–13 7–13
Philadelphia 1–6 13–6 3–4 2–4 2–5 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 1–5 8–11 5–15
Pittsburgh 3–4 5–2 9–10 6–13 3–3 1–6 4–3 10–9 3–3 5–2 3–3 1–5 8–11 4–3 10–10
San Diego 8–11 2–5 4–2 4–3 7–12 6–13 1–5 2–5 4–3 5–1 3–3 12–7 3–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 7–12 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 8–11 1–5 4–3 1–5 3–4 5–1 7–12 3–4 1–5 8–12
St. Louis 4–3 5–1 5–14 10–9 4–2 3–4 5–2 8–11 4–3 5–1 11–8 4–3 4–3 3–3 8–12
Washington 4–2 10–9 4–3 6–1 4–3 3–3 13–6 3–4 13–6 11–8 3–4 5–2 5–1 3–3 10–10


TransactionsEdit

  • April 5, 2017: Jason Motte was released by the Colorado Rockies.[24]
  • July 5, 2017: Chad Qualls was released by the Colorado Rockies.[25]
  • July 26, 2017: Pat Neshek was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Colorado Rockies for Jose Gomez (minors), J.D. Hammer (minors), and Alejenadro Requena (minors).[26]
  • July 30, 2017: Jonathan Lucroy was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Pedro Gonzalez (minors) (August 23, 2017) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.[27]
  • August 1, 2017: Jordan Lyles was released by the Colorado Rockies.[28]

Major League DebutsEdit

  • Batters
    • Mike Tauchman (Jun 27)
    • Ryan McMahon (Aug 12)
  • Pitchers
    • Antonio Senzatela (Apr 6)
    • Kyle Freeland (Apr 7)
    • Shane Carle (Apr 14)

RosterEdit

2017 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

2017 game log: 87–75 (Home: 46–35; Away: 41–40)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Rockies team member

Postseason Game LogEdit

2017 Postseason Game Log (0–1)

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 Tony Wolters 83 229 55 .240 0 16
1B Mark Reynolds 148 520 139 .267 30 97
2B DJ LeMahieu 155 609 189 .310 8 64
SS Trevor Story 145 503 120 .239 24 82
3B Nolan Arenado 159 606 187 .309 37 130
LF Gerardo Parra 115 392 121 .309 10 71
CF Charlie Blackmon 159 644 213 .331 37 104
RF Carlos González 136 470 123 .262 14 57

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
Ian Desmond 95 339 93 .274 7 40
Pat Valaika 110 182 47 .258 13 40
Alexi Amarista 96 168 40 .238 3 19
Jonathan Lucroy 46 142 44 .310 2 13
Raimel Tapia 70 160 46 .288 2 16
Ryan Hanigan 33 101 27 .267 2 12
Dustin Garneau 22 68 14 .206 1 6
Stephen Cardullo 15 28 4 .143 0 3
Mike Tauchman 31 27 6 .222 0 2
Tom Murphy 12 24 1 .042 0 1
Ryan McMahon 17 19 3 .158 0 1
Cristhian Adames 12 13 0 .000 0 0

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
Germán Márquez 29 162.0 11 7 4.39 147
Kyle Freeland 33 156.0 11 11 4.10 107
Tyler Chatwood 33 147.2 8 15 4.69 120
Antonio Senzatela 36 134.2 10 5 4.68 102
Jon Gray 20 110.1 10 4 3.67 112
Jeff Hoffman 23 99.1 6 5 5.89 82

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
Tyler Anderson 17 86.0 6 6 4.81 81
Chris Rusin 60 85.0 5 1 2.65 71
Jordan Lyles 33 46.2 0 2 6.94 33
Chad Bettis 9 46.1 2 4 5.05 30
Carlos Estévez 35 32.1 5 0 5.57 31
Pat Neshek 28 22.0 2 1 2.45 24
Chad Qualls 19 16.2 1 1 5.40 11
Zac Rosscup 9 7.0 0 0 5.14 10
Jairo Diaz 4 5.0 0 0 9.00 2
Shane Carle 3 4.0 0 0 6.75 4

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
Greg Holland 61 3 6 41 3.61 70
Scott Oberg 66 0 1 0 4.94 55
Jake McGee 62 0 2 3 3.61 58
Adam Ottavino 63 2 3 0 5.06 63
Mike Dunn 68 5 1 0 4.47 57


Awards and league leadersEdit

AwardsEdit

National League leadersEdit

Batting statisticsEdit

  • Batting champion: Charlie Blackmon
  • Doubles leader: Nolan Arenado
  • Hits leader: Charlie Blackmon
  • Runs scored leader: Charlie Blackmon
  • Strikeouts leader: Trevor Story
  • Triples leader: Charlie Blackmon
  • Total bases leader: Charlie Blackmon
  • Ref:[35]

Farm systemEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the only the fifth time in MLB history.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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  36. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/affiliate.cgi?id=COL

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