Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 1/17/13
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Colorado Rockies. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cubs / Giants / Nationals / Phillies / Pirates / Rangers / Royals / White Sox. Batters It is not surprising to find that, among Colorado’s field players, ZiPS finds two stars: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. The former, in particular, is fantastic on a per-game basis; however, injury trouble has created a rather conservative plate-appearances projection for Tulo. The shortstop has recently reported a return to form, but remember: ZiPS doesn’t know how or why he’s been injured, just that his playing time has been deflated in the near past. Elsewhere, like last season, third base appears to be a cause for some concern for the Rockies in 2013. Chris Nelson (0.3 WAR
PLAYERS: Troy TulowitzkiCarlos GonzalezJordan PachecoJosh RutledgeJuan NicasioNolan ArenadoEric YoungCharlie BlackmonDexter FowlerWilin RosarioMichael CuddyerRyan WheelerTyler ColvinTodd HeltonCristhian AdamesRamon HernandezGustavo MolinaHernan IribarrenJonathan HerreraJason GiambiMatt McBrideRafael OrtegaOmir SantosTim WheelerCal RipkenAl MartinCarlos BeltranHowie KendrickCasey McGeheeFernando TatisLarry BarnesKevin MillarRaul ChavezNick GreenMatt StairsRob CosbyShaun CumberlandJhoulys ChacinDrew PomeranzMatt BelisleDaniel RosenbaumRex BrothersJeff FrancisRafael BetancourtWilton LopezAdam OttavinoRob ScahillTyler ChatwoodChristian FriedrichJosh OutmanMike McClendonJonathan SanchezEdgmer EscalonaWill HarrisJoe GardnerRoyce RingJosh SullivanErick ThreetsManny CorpasLogan KensingEdwar CabreraJustin BergJason BergmannEric JungeAustin Bibens-DirkxDavid WestPaul WilsonMark HendricksonJohn SmoltzRandy WolfBrian TalletEddie OropesaScott MunterColter BeanMike VenafroJake RobbinsBrandon PufferDoug CreekAaron Sele
TEAMS: Colorado RockiesChicago White SoxSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles AngelsNew York YankeesWashington NationalsIndiana PacersBaltimore OriolesSan Diego Padres
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