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Projecting the 2019 Rockies’ starting rotation

Rockies news and links for January 24, 2019

All 30 projected Opening Day rotations |
All 30 of’s beat writers were tasked with projecting the Opening Day rotation for their respective clubs. Thomas Harding had the honor for the Colorado Rockies. Harding projects a starting five of Kyle Freeland, German Márquez, Tyler Anderson, Jon Gray and Chad Bettis. Notably on the outside looking in is Antonio Senzatela, who made quite a statement in the postseason in 2018. Harding also lists Jeff Hoffman and Peter Lambert as possibilities.

The best and worst of the 2019 Hall of Fame vote | SB Nation
Tuesday saw the induction of four players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame- Roy Halladay, Edgar Martínez, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera (the first player ever to be unanimously elected). Rockies fans know well that Larry Walker did not achieve the necessary 75% of the vote in his penultimate year on the ballot. At the main SB Nation site, Grant Brisbee lists the best and worst things about this year’s voting. One of the best things for Brisbee is that Walker is getting closer to induction. One of the worst things is that Lance Berkman is one-and-done, which I heartily agree with.

2019 Top 100 Prospects | Baseball America ($)
Baseball America released their list of Top 100 prospects on Wednesday, with two Rockies making the cut. Brendan Rodgers came in at No. 14 (a rise of eight spots from last year’s rankings) and Garrett Hampson was ranked No. 87. Two Rockies from the 2018 list found themselves unranked in the latest edition— Riley Pint and Ryan McMahon. The list-makers took notice of Pint’s struggles with performance and injuries, while McMahon has graduated from prospect status.

2019 Prospects: The Top 101 | Baseball Prospectus
Baseball Prospectus also came out with their Top 101 prospect list on Wednesday. Rodgers came in at No. 22 on their list and Hampson at No. 98. Unlike his rise on the Baseball America list, Rodgers dropped 10 places on Baseball Prospectus’ rankings. Pint and McMahon also appeared on their 2018 list.