2001 Colorado Rockies season

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2001 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
Manager(s) Buddy Bell
Local television KWGN-TV
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Dave Armstrong)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Antonio Guevara)
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The Colorado Rockies' 2001 season was the 9th for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Buddy Bell was their manager. They played home games at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 73-89, last in the NL West.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 7, 2000: Mark Little was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[1]
  • December 4, 2000: Denny Neagle was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • December 10, 2000: Ron Gant was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • December 12, 2000: Mike Hampton was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[4]
  • January 5, 2001: Greg Norton was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[5]
  • March 28, 2001: Masato Yoshii was released by the Colorado Rockies.[6]

Regular season[edit]

  • Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings became the first pitcher since 1901 to throw a shutout and hit a Home Run in his first Major League game.[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Arizona Diamondbacks 92 70 -- .568
San Francisco Giants 90 72 2 .556
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 6 .531
San Diego Padres 79 83 13 .488
Colorado Rockies 73 89 19 .451

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 25, 2001: Ubaldo Jiménez was signed as an Amateur Free Agent by the Rockies.[8]
  • May 29, 2001: Justin Speier was selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the New York Mets.[9]
  • June 24, 2001: Brent Mayne was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Kansas City Royals for Sal Fasano and Mac Suzuki.[10]
  • July 13, 2001: Chone Figgins was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Anaheim Angels for Kimera Bartee.[11]
  • July 19, 2001: Todd Walker was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Robin Jennings to the Cincinnati Reds for Alex Ochoa.[12]
  • July 25, 2001: Neifi Pérez was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Kansas City Royals for Jermaine Dye. Dye was then traded by the Rockies to the Oakland Athletics for José Ortiz, Todd Belitz, and Mario Encarnación.[13]
  • July 31, 2001: Pedro Astacio was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Houston Astros for Scott Elarton.[14]
  • August 23, 2001: Gary Bennett was traded by the New York Mets to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Ender Chavez (minors) (December 27, 2001) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.[15]
  • September 12, 2001: Ross Gload was selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the Chicago Cubs.[16]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Juan Uribe (Apr 8)
    • Cliff Brumbaugh (May 30)
    • Brent Butler (Jul 4)
    • Mario Encarnación (Aug 26)
  • Pitchers:
    • Tim Christman (Apr 21)
    • Shawn Chacón (Apr 29)
    • Jason Jennings (Aug 23) [17]

Roster[edit]

2001 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2001 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Ben Petrick 85 244 58 .238 11 39
1B Todd Helton 159 587 197 .336 49 146
2B Todd Walker 85 290 86 .297 12 43
SS Neifi Pérez 87 382 114 .298 7 47
3B Jeff Cirillo 138 528 165 .313 17 83
LF Ron Gant 59 171 44 .257 8 22
CF Juan Pierre 156 617 202 .327 2 55
RF Larry Walker 142 497 174 .350 38 123

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Uribe, JuanJuan Uribe 72 273 82 .300 8 53
Shumpert, TerryTerry Shumpert 114 242 70 .289 4 24
Norton, GregGreg Norton 117 225 60 .267 13 40
Ortiz, JoséJosé Ortiz 53 204 52 .255 13 35
Ochoa, AlexAlex Ochoa 58 187 47 .251 1 17
Mayne, BrentBrent Mayne 49 160 53 .331 0 20

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hampton, MikeMike Hampton 32 203.0 14 13 5.41 122
Neagle, DennyDenny Neagle 30 170.2 9 8 5.38 139
Chacón, ShawnShawn Chacón 27 160.0 6 10 5.06 134
Astacio, PedroPedro Astacio 22 141.0 6 13 5.49 125
Bohanon, BrianBrian Bohanon 20 97.0 5 8 7.14 47
Thomson, JohnJohn Thomson 14 93.2 4 5 4.04 68

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Villone, RonRon Villone 22 46.2 1 3 6.36 48
Jennings, JasonJason Jennings 7 39.1 4 1 4.58 26
Powell, JayJay Powell 39 38.2 3 1 2.79 26
Acevedo, JuanJuan Acevedo 39 32.0 0 2 5.63 26

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Myers, MikeMike Myers 73 2 3 0 3.60 36
White, GabeGabe White 69 1 7 0 6.25 47
Davis, KaneKane Davis 57 2 4 0 4.35 47
Jiménez, JoséJosé Jiménez 56 6 1 17 4.09 37
Speier, JustinJustin Speier 42 4 3 0 3.70 47

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Chris Cron
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Ron Gideon
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Dave Collins
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Stu Cole
Rookie Casper Rockies Pioneer League P. J. Carey
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem[18]

References[edit]