25-year old lefty swinging Ian Stewart will likely see a bump in P.T. in 2011. Stewart played in 121 games for the Rockies last season and he was 99 for 386 (.256 avg, .781 OPS) with 54 runs scored, 18 homers, 61 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Stewart did whiff 110 times last season so he goes up to the plate hacking. Stewart played in 115 games at 3B for the Rockies last season and he made 10 errors while showing good range. This could be the year that Stewart breaks out and rips 25-30 homers.
33-year old righty swinging Ty Wigginton will likely be needed more at 1B than he will be needed at 3B in 2011. Wigginton had 5 errors in only 22 games at 3B for the Orioles last season but he showed above average range.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE ROCKIES 3B IN 2011: B