The Colorado Rockies have a collection of exciting, young talent and new faces on display this season who could work their way into next year’s starting lineup.
After recording a mundane 12-17 record after the All-Star break, Colorado sits 15 games behind a streaking Los Angeles Dodgers squad whose surge is unlike anything baseball has seen in decades.
Walt Weiss’ offense has been unusually dormant in the second half. Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer have struggled in August, and the injury to Carlos Gonzalez leaves the Rockies without much-needed offense.
It’s been the youngsters like Corey Dickerson, Charlie Culberson and Nolan Arenado proving their worth this month with surprising production. Their success opens the door for a starting job in 2014.
Here’s a look at some predictions for the Rockies lineup in 2014.