The Rockies have the hardest road to the World Series, but Nolan Arenado's bat and a trusty solid rotation give them a solid chance.
The team with the toughest path to a World Series in the NL, the Rockies will be underdogs in every series they play, but that doesn’t make them pushovers. Per usual, Colorado’s offense is one of baseball’s best, ranking third in MLB in runs per game (5.1), with Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon set to make life difficult for opposing pitchers. But surprisingly, the rotation has been a strength as well. Jon Gray has developed into a staff ace, and rookie German Marquez has been excellent and dependable, with veterans Tyler Anderson and Tyler Chatwood capable of quality innings as well. The bullpen is struggling, and Colorado doesn’t boast the pitching depth that the NL’s five other contenders do. But this is still a dangerous team plenty capable of bashing its way to a series win—and possibly more.