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#22. Colorado Rockies

March 28, 2017 GMT

Combined projected WAR: 15.4Top five everyday players:-3B Nolan Arenado (4.6 WAR)-SS Trevor Story (2.6)-2B DJ LeMahieu (2.0)-CF Charlie Blackmon (2.0)-RF Carlos Gonzalez (1.9)There’s potential for this young Rockies lineup to outperform these projections. Trevor Story hit 27 home runs in 97 games as a rookie last year before missing the last two months with a thumb injury. Nolan Arenado remains one of the game’s best defenders, and he could still be in store for improvements as he enters his age-26 season. Just outside Colorado’s top five is David Dahl, who turns 23 on April 1 and hit .315/.359/.500 in 237 plate appearances in 2016.