MLB The Show 20 simulation: Previewing the Rockies’ season

Major League Baseball’s 2020 season was supposed to kick off with Opening Day on Thursday. But the season was delayed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

But don’t fret. That doesn’t mean we can’t still have baseball.

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Here at The Denver Post, we’ve taken to the video game realm to see how the Rockies will do in 2020. Starting March 26, we will simulate every Rockies game during the league’s hiatus in MLB The Show 20 on the PlayStation 4.

We based the Opening Day roster on early projections from our Rockies reporters.

How do these Rockies stack up with the rest of the league? Overall they’re ranked 22nd out of the 30 MLB teams, according to the game. They are second in contact hitting and 17th in power. They have the 27th-ranked pitching staff in the league and the 19th-best defense. Speed-wise, they’re No. 7 in the MLB.

So, let’s meet the 2020 virtual Rockies Opening Day roster:

Starting lineup

Screenshot via PlayStation 4Nolan Arenado hits the ball against the Padres in MLB The Show 20 on the PlayStation 4.

CF David Dahl (overall rating: 85)
RF Charlie Blackmon (80)
3B Nolan Arenado (99)
SS Trevor Story (92)
1B Daniel Murphy (78)
2B Ryan McMahon (78)
LF Sam Hilliard (72)
C Tony Wolters (72)

Bench

OF Ian Desmond (71)
C Elias Diaz (67)
IF Garrett Hampson (70)
IF Brendan Rodgers (67)
OF Raimel Tapia (67)

Starting rotation

Screenshot via PlayStation 4Rockies starter German Marquez throws a pitch against the Padres in MLB The Show 20 on the PlayStation 4.

RHP German Marquez (83)
RHP Jon Gray (81)
RHP Antonio Senzatela (70)
LHP Kyle Freeland (70)
RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (66)