Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rockies Player Rankings: 4-21-11

Welcome to the first installment of my Rockies player rankings in 2011. I think I did about 4 or 5 of these last year at various points in the season. Usually on off days when there's little else to talk about. I plan on doing it a little more often this year. Every 18-20 games or so. 

Everything is taken into consideration -- offense, defense, pitching, clutchness, baserunning, consistency, awareness, intelligence. No stats involved. Just my personal evaluation and opinions.

This first list will include all 28 players that have taken an at-bat or thrown a pitch for the Rockies this season. As we move along, players that haven't been with the big club during the most recent period of time will likely be excluded.

For the record. This was an extremely difficult list to make for all the right reasons. I remember at times last year ranking the top 3-4 and then struggling to find another guy playing well. Right now several Rockies are playing well, and deciding who belongs where has been difficult.

Alright, enough of the intro... without any further ado...
  1. Troy Tulowitzki
  2. Jhoulys Chacin
  3. Seth Smith
  4. Chris Iannetta
  5. Huston Street
  6. Jonathan Herrera
  7. Jorge De La Rosa
  8. Todd Helton
  9. Dexter Fowler
  10. Matt Lindstrom
  11. Matt Belisle
  12. Ty Wigginton
  13. Matt Reynolds
  14. Rafael Betancourt
  15. Carlos Gonzalez
  16. Jason Hammel
  17. Jose Morales
  18. Greg Reynolds
  19. Franklin Morales
  20. Clayton Mortensen
  21. Jose Lopez
  22. Ryan Spilborghs
  23. Jason Giambi
  24. Ubaldo Jimenez
  25. Esmil Rogers
  26. Felipe Paulino
  27. Ian Stewart
  28. Alan Johnson