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Ranking The Rockies: 25 Michael Mckenry

Jake Shapiro Avatar
November 19, 2015

 

We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here)

Player: Michael McKenry

Stats: 58 G, 152 PA, .205 AVG, .329 OBP, .402 SLG, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 86 wRC+, 0.0  WAR

Big Moment: May 21, the Phillies are in Denver visiting Coors Field. Jerome Williams is starting, and McKenry is starting for everyday catcher Nick Hundley. In the game, the 30-year old backup catcher hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning. He also walked three times in the game, reaching base four times while catching a 7-3 Rockies win.

Season Recap: McKenry came off a stellar 2014 season as one of the best backup catchers in the National League. He regressed a lot in 2015, although he was still serviceable, his OPS dropped almost 200 points. He ended the year on the DL with a season-ending knee injury, but before that he played in 58 games, 30 of which he started. Still the right-handed catcher was a good defensive player and was a reliable bench option for the Rockies.

What’s Ahead: The Rockies removed him from the 40-man, and McKenry elected free agency. He now can sign with any team while the Rockies will look to Dustin Garneau or Tom Murphy to back up Nick Hundley.

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