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There was a time when going anywhere near Coors Field with any starting pitcher in fantasy baseball was suicidal. The last few years, though, things have started to turn around as the Rockies pitching has improved and the famous humidor has brought the park effect back under control.
Last year, however, the Rockies starting staff took a step backwards and struggled to a collective 54-60 record from their starters with a 4.57 ERA. As a rotation, the Rockies were in the bottom five in the league in ERA, innings pitched, strikeouts, and opponents batting average. They were better than the Twins rotation which was the worst in the majors, but not by much.
To their credit, Colorado has tried to make some changes this offseason bringing in Brett Anderson from Oakland and Franklin Morales from Boston. There could be some fantasy value to some of the Colorado starters as a short term pickup or as streaming options although they don’t have anyone that needs to be targeted in most mixed-league drafts.
In the following slides, you can find the projected starters for the Rockies with their numbers from last year and their outlook for the 2014 season.