2002 Colorado Rockies season

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2002 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Manager(s) Buddy Bell and Clint Hurdle
Local television KWGN-TV
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Drew Goodman, Jack Corrigan)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Jack Corrigan, Jeff Kingery, Wayne Hagin)
KCUV
(Antonio Guevara)
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The Colorado Rockies' 2002 season was the 10th for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Buddy Bell and Clint Hurdle were the managers, the latter replacing the former after the former was fired. They played home games at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 73-89, 4th in the NL West.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 16, 2001: Jeff Cirillo was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Seattle Mariners for Brian Fuentes, Denny Stark, and José Paniagua.[1]
  • January 7, 2002: Mike Myers was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Arizona Diamondbacks for J.D. Closser and Jack Cust.[2]
  • January 11, 2002: Todd Jones was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • January 21, 2002: Ross Gload was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Craig House to the New York Mets for Todd Zeile, Benny Agbayani, and cash.[4]
  • January 26, 2002: Ross Gload was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the New York Mets.[5]
  • February 7, 2002: Kent Mercker was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[6]
  • March 31, 2002: Bobby Estalella was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 0.605 55–26 43–38
San Francisco Giants 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 6 46–35 46–35
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 25 47–34 26–55
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 32 41–40 25–56


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 4, 2002: Jeff Francis was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2002.[8]
  • July 29, 2002: Sandy Alomar, Jr. was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Colorado Rockies for Enemencio Pacheco (minors).[9]
  • July 31, 2002: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Dennys Reyes to the Texas Rangers for Gabe Kapler, Jason Romano and cash.[10]
  • July 31, 2002: John Thomson was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Mark Little to the New York Mets for Jay Payton, Mark Corey, and Robert Stratton (minors).[11]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Pitchers:
    • Aaron Cook (Aug 10)
    • Cory Vance (Sep 21) [12]

Roster[edit]

2002 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2002 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 Gary Bennett 90 291 77 .265 4 26
1B Todd Helton 156 553 182 .329 30 109
2B Brent Butler 113 344 89 .259 9 42
SS Juan Uribe 155 566 136 .240 6 49
3B Todd Zeile 144 506 138 .273 18 87
LF Todd Hollandsworth 95 298 88 .295 11 48
CF Juan Pierre 152 592 170 .287 1 35
RF Larry Walker 136 477 161 .338 26 104

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
Shumpert, TerryTerry Shumpert 106 234 55 .235 6 21
Ortiz, JoséJosé Ortiz 65 192 48 .250 1 12
Payton, JayJay Payton 47 170 57 .335 8 28
Norton, GregGreg Norton 113 168 37 .220 7 37
Kapler, GabeGabe Kapler 40 119 37 .311 2 17
Agbayani, BennyBenny Agbayani 48 117 24 .205 4 19
Alomar, Jr., SandySandy Alomar, Jr. 38 116 31 .267 0 12

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
Jennings, JasonJason Jennings 32 185.1 16 8 4.52 127
Hampton, MikeMike Hampton 30 178.2 7 15 6.15 74
Neagle, DennyDenny Neagle 35 164.1 8 11 5.26 111
Stark, DennyDenny Stark 32 128.1 11 4 4.00 64
Thomson, JohnJohn Thomson 21 127.1 7 8 4.88 76
Chacón, ShawnShawn Chacón 21 119.1 5 11 5.73 67

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
White, RickRick White 41 40.2 2 6 6.20 27
Nichting, ChrisChris Nichting 29 36.1 1 1 4.46 25
Cook, AaronAaron Cook 9 35.2 2 1 4.54 14
Fuentes, BrianBrian Fuentes 31 26.2 2 0 4.73 38
Santos, VíctorVíctor Santos 24 26.0 0 4 10.38 25

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
Jones, ToddTodd Jones 79 1 4 1 4.70 73
Jiménez, JoséJosé Jiménez 74 2 10 41 3.56 47
Speier, JustinJustin Speier 63 5 1 1 4.33 47
Mercker, KentKent Mercker 58 3 1 0 6.14 37
Reyes, DennysDennys Reyes 43 0 1 0 4.24 30

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Chris Cron
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League P. J. Carey
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Stu Cole
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Ron Gideon
Rookie Casper Rockies Pioneer League Darron Cox
[13]

Notes[edit]

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