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21 games down for Sim Rockies: Nolan stays hot while Story struggles

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News and statistics through April 19, 2020 of the simulated season.

The Sim Rockies went .500 this week, using a 3-3 record to improve to 11-10 on the season — two games behind the Padres for first in the division. Let’s take a look at what we learned this week.

The two pieces of the team’s superstar left side of the infield have opened the season trending in completely opposite directions. Nolan Arenado added three more home runs and nine RBI this week, bringing his season totals to eight and 21, respectively, to go along with a .342 average and 1.147 OPS. That puts him on pace for a season pace of 61 HRs and 162 RBIs — probably not sustainable, but fun to think about regardless.

Trevor Story, on the other hand, has matched Nolan’s numbers from last week (three home runs and nine RBI) throughout the entirety of the first 21 games to go along with a lowly .213 average. That average represents a 44-point increase since last week, however, so maybe Trevor is showing some signs of getting things going.

Let’s take a look at both guys’ numbers through 21 games last year to see how they compare:

Nolan Arenado (through first 21 games played)

Year HR RBI AVG. OBP. SLG. OPS
Year HR RBI AVG. OBP. SLG. OPS
2019 3 12 0.259 0.319 0.412 0.731
2020 8 21 0.342 0.426 0.722 1.147

Trevor Story (through first 21 games played)

Year HR RBI AVG. OBP. SLG. OPS
Year HR RBI AVG. OBP. SLG. OPS
2019 5 13 0.265 0.319 0.458 0.777
2020 3 9 0.213 0.308 0.400 0.708

These are great increases across the board from Arenado, so it looks like off-season tensions with ownership aren’t affecting his game. The on-field product for Nolan is business as usual. Trevor’s start to 2020 lags slightly behind his 2019 start, but 2019 wasn’t exactly a red-hot March/April for him either. If last year is any indication, it’s a little too early to worry about Story. He does lead the team with four stolen bases (that’s the team total of four), so let’s hope that his success on the base paths can be replicated at the plate.

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The Rockies will face off against the division rival Giants as well as the Brewers this coming week. You can catch all of the Rockies sim action on Ben Kouchnerkavich’s YouTube channel, and be sure to subscribe for future alerts. We’ll be back again next week with another update.

Sim Rockies Batting Stats

Name AB HR RBI SB AVG R H OBP SLG OPS BB K WAR
Name AB HR RBI SB AVG R H OBP SLG OPS BB K WAR
Nolan Arenado 192 14 39 0 0.318 35 61 0.391 0.615 1.005 23 39 1.8
Charlie Blackmon 192 11 27 1 0.302 31 58 0.369 0.578 0.947 20 47 1.6
David Dahl 213 6 20 1 0.268 26 57 0.323 0.469 0.793 17 49 0.5
Ian Desmond 129 5 15 0 0.240 12 31 0.308 0.395 0.703 12 39 0.8
Elias Díaz 66 1 5 0 0.303 2 20 0.343 0.424 0.767 4 14 0.7
Josh Fuentes 9 0 1 0 0.222 0 2 0.222 0.222 0.444 0 2 0.0
Garrett Hampson 30 2 4 0 0.167 7 5 0.265 0.433 0.698 2 8 -0.1
Sam Hilliard 39 1 2 0 0.128 2 5 0.209 0.256 0.466 4 18 -0.2
Ryan McMahon 179 13 31 0 0.251 26 45 0.333 0.559 0.892 21 61 0.6
Daniel Murphy 195 3 17 0 0.262 18 51 0.316 0.390 0.706 15 28 0.3
Chris Owings 57 0 5 0 0.263 9 15 0.354 0.386 0.740 7 10 0.3
Trevor Story 207 13 30 4 0.251 31 52 0.305 0.531 0.837 17 55 1.1
Tony Wolters 109 0 11 0 0.165 10 18 0.242 0.193 0.434 10 21 -0.1

Sim Rockies Pitching Stats

Name W L IP K ERA WHIP SV BB G GS R ER WAR K/9 BB/9
Name W L IP K ERA WHIP SV BB G GS R ER WAR K/9 BB/9
Ryan Castellani 0 1 7.2 6 10.57 1.960 0 6 2 2 9 9 0.0 7.0 7.0
Tim Collins 1 0 10.2 11 3.38 1.410 0 6 13 0 5 4 0.1 9.3 5.1
Wade Davis 1 1 21.0 19 7.71 1.810 3 6 28 0 18 18 0.4 8.1 2.6
Carlos Estevéz 0 2 28.0 37 4.82 1.140 0 6 30 0 16 15 0.0 11.9 1.9
Kyle Freeland 3 2 52.0 27 2.77 1.120 0 13 9 9 16 16 0.4 4.7 2.3
Chi Chi González 1 4 44.1 31 5.68 1.400 0 10 9 9 31 28 0.5 6.3 2.0
Jon Gray 2 6 52.1 41 5.68 1.430 0 20 10 10 33 33 -0.2 7.1 3.4
Joe Harvey 0 1 6.0 5 15.00 2.170 0 0 7 0 10 10 -0.1 7.5 0.0
Jeff Hoffman 3 0 43.1 31 6.23 1.570 0 14 23 2 30 30 0.3 6.4 2.9
Tyler Kinley 2 0 19.2 25 2.29 0.920 7 6 19 0 5 5 0.5 11.4 2.8
Jake McGee 1 2 25.2 19 5.61 1.640 1 14 28 0 16 16 -0.2 6.7 4.9
Scott Oberg* 0 1 11.0 12 3.27 1.450 5 12 14 0 4 4 0.1 9.8 9.8
James Pazos 1 1 31.1 29 4.88 1.630 0 11 29 0 17 17 0.5 8.3 3.2
Antonio Senzatela 1 3 43.0 37 5.44 1.530 0 16 10 10 29 26 0.5 7.7 3.4
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Sim NL West Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Padres 31 22 --
Dodgers 27 24 3.0
Giants 24 28 6.5
Diamondbacks 24 29 7.0
Rockies 21 30 9.0

Sim NL Wild Card Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Brewers 32 22 --
Pirates 31 21 --
Reds 30 22 0.0
Nationals 27 24 2.5
Dodgers 27 24 2.5
Mets 25 28 5.5
Marlins 25 28 5.5
Cardinals 25 29 6.0
Giants 24 28 6.0
Phillies 24 28 6.0
Diamondbacks 24 29 6.5
Rockies 21 30 8.5
Cubs 22 32 9.0