An old adage says that where you end up depends on where you start. For the Colorado Rockies, this seems especially true in a myriad of ways.
The 2017 season began with mountains of promise for the team at altitude, even if those closer to sea level never craned their necks to see it… and still can’t.
Whether it be the beginnings of individual careers or the actual start to a season that saw the club make the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade, the signs were on the wall early that this was going to be a different Rockies team.
While some analysts weren’t bothering to learn their names, a new wave of talent was quietly paving the way for a more purple future. These new names would power a revolution in the Mile High City. And this is just the beginning.
Honorable Mention(s): MLB Debuts
It wasn’t quite the parade of potential that we saw in 2016—which saw the debuts of Trevor Story, German Marquez, Jeff Hoffman, David Dahl, and Raimel Tapia—but 2017 still saw a few exciting players make their first foray into the world of MLB. And, though the individual moments themselves don’t stick out as much as the ones that made the list proper, we may find ourselves looking back at these inauspicious appearances as momentous occasions in the history of the Rockies.