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  • The Rockies made the postseason for the second consecutive time last year, led by the recently re-signed Nolan Arenado and some surprise pitching performances.
  • If they want to get there again, they'll need at least another bullpen arm or two and starting pitcher to break out like Adam Ottovino and Kyle Freeland did last year.
  • They'll also need to improve on offensive performance on the road, as they've consistently ranked towards the bottom of the league in road OPS over the past five years.

Original analysis published on Mar. 1. 

Nolan Arenado will be in Colorado for a long time, but that may be the only thing Rockies fans have to cheer about this season.

After six consecutive losing seasons, the Colorado Rockies made the playoffs for a second consecutive year in 2018. Odds are against them making it to October for a third straight year, but weird things can happen when you’re the only team that plays thousands of feet above sea level.

2018 Results

  • Record: 91-72 (+17.1 units), 87-76 ATS (+2.4 units)
  • Over/Under Record: 67-86-10 (Fewest overs in MLB)
  • Preseason World Series Odds: +4750
  • Win Total: 81.5
  • Most Profitable Starter:  Kyle Freeland (23-10, +12.6 units)

The Rockies were a very profitable team and ended the year on an 8-2 run that forced a Game 163 vs. the Dodgers. Though they lost that, they did surprise most folks by beating the Cubs in Chicago in the Wild Card Game.

With a Pythagorean record of just 85-78, though, they were the second-luckiest team in baseball. That’s a big reason why their win total is considerably lower than 91 this year despite playing in the weakest division in the National League.

Also note that the Rockies games went over their run total the fewest of any team in baseball. At just 33-46-2, Coors Field was right at the bottom of the league in terms of worst ballparks for the over.

2019 Odds

  • World Series Odds: +2500
  • Division Odds: +450
  • Win Total O/U: 84.5
  • Playoff Odds: Make +210, Miss -260

The Rockies’ World Series odds are in the third tier, with the first being the super contenders such as the Yankees, Astros and Red Sox, and the next containing many of the teams in the NL East and NL Central. They’re currently tied with the Mets, Rays and Athletics, and of the four, I’d have to say I like the Mets the most.

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