Monday, July 11, 2011

Players Rankings: First half

Just a quick glance at the guidelines...

Everything is taken into consideration -- offense, defense, pitching, clutchness, baserunning, consistency, awareness, intelligence, and in this case, performance will be weighed against expecations.

I'm looking back at the entire first half of the season (xx games). I figure I need to draw a line somewhere with all of the recent roster shuffling, so it'll be any player has five played in at least five games for the Rockies this season.

Let's get to this one...
  1. Todd Helton
  2. Troy Tulowitzki
  3. Jhoulys Chacin
  4. Carlos Gonzalez
  5. Matt Belisle
  6. Huston Street
  7. Seth Smith
  8. Ubaldo Jimenez
  9. Matt Lindstrom
  10. Jorge De La Rosa
  11. Ty Wigginton
  12. Jason Hammel
  13. Matt Reynolds
  14. Jason Giambi
  15. Chris Iannetta
  16. Clayton Mortensen
  17. Jonathan Herrera
  18. Juan Nicasio
  19. Charlie Blackmon
  20. Mark Ellis
  21. Franklin Morales
  22. Jose Morales
  23. Rex Brothers
  24. Dexter Fowler
  25. Rafael Betancourt
  26. Chris Nelson
  27. Matt Pagnozzi
  28. Eric Young Jr.
  29. Greg Reynolds
  30. Ryan Spilborghs
  31. Esmil Rogers
  32. Aaron Cook
  33. Alfredo Amezaga
  34. Matt Daley
  35. Jose Lopez
  36. Felipe Paulino
  37. Ian Stewart
Bruce Billings, Eric Stults, Edgmer Escalona, Alan Johnson and Cole Garner did not qualify, but that's still a lot of damn players to rank for half a season. They say you need your whole 40-man roster over the course of the season. The Rockies have already gone two over that number... and there's still 2 1/2 months to go. Yikes.

It was difficult ranking the Top 4. Helton wins out for his consistency. Tulowitzki rates just ahead of Chacin because his hot streak in April carried the team to a great start. Without that great start, there would be zero reason optimism in the second half. As it sits now, there's not much anyway.

Surprised at how high Franklin Morales ranked? I was too at first, but look at the bleh after him. It was impossible trying to sort that mess out. So much disappointment.