26-year old lefty swinging Carlos Gonzalez likely won’t be moving all over the outfield in 2012 for the Rockies in 2012, as he will likely be the starting LF. Gonzalez played in 127 games for the Rockies last year and he was 142 of 481 (.295 avg, .889 OPS) with 92 runs scored, 26 homers, 92 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He has now played in 361 games in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 418 of 1,346 (.311 avg, .924 OPS) with 256 runs scored, 73 homers, 238 RBIs and 62 stolen bases. He has now played in 446 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 491 of 1,648 (.298 avg, .871 OPS) with 287 runs scored, 77 homers, 264 RBIs and 66 stolen bases. Gonzalez played in 61 games in LF for the Rockies last year and he had 5 assists and 1 error while showing poor range there.
25-year old lefty swinging Charlie Blackmon could get some P.T. in LF for the Rockies in 2012. He played in 27 games for the Rockies last year and he was 25 of 98 (.255 avg, .573 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Blackmon also played in 58 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 82 of 243 (.337 avg, .965 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 10 homers, 49 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. He played in 25 games in LF for the Rockies last year and he had 0 errors and 2 assists while showing off poor range there.
Eric Young and Tyler Colvin could also get some P.T. in LF for the Rockies in 2012. Young played in 35 games in LF for the Rockies last year and he had 1 error and 0 assists while showing off awful range. Colvin played in 10 error-free games in LF for the Cubs last year.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE LF IN 2012: A