2004 Colorado Rockies season

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2004 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan O'Dowd
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television KTVD
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
(George Frazier, Drew Goodman)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Jack Corrigan, Jeff Kingery)
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The Colorado Rockies' 2004 season was the 12th for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Clint Hurdle was the manager. They played home games at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 68-94, 4th in the NL West.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 2, 2003: Juan Uribe was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Chicago White Sox for Aaron Miles.[1]
  • December 11, 2003: Vinny Castilla was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • December 14, 2003: Justin Speier was traded by the Colorado Rockies as part of a 3-team deal to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later from Toronto and Joe Kennedy from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Sandy Nin (minors) (December 15, 2003) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[3]
  • January 9, 2004: Jeromy Burnitz and Royce Clayton were signed as Free Agents by the Colorado Rockies.[4] [5]
  • March 8, 2004: Shawn Estes was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 -- .574
San Francisco Giants 91 71 2 .562
San Diego Padres 87 75 6 .537
Colorado Rockies 68 94 25 .420
Arizona Diamondbacks 51 111 42 .315

Transactions[edit]

  • July 22, 2004: Jamey Wright was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • August 6, 2004: Larry Walker was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the St. Louis Cardinals for players to be named later and Jason Burch (minors). The St. Louis Cardinals sent Luis Martinez and Chris Narveson (August 11, 2004) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[8]
  • September 27, 2004: Jhoulys Chacín was signed as an Amateur Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[9]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Luis González (Apr 6)
    • Matt Holliday (Apr 16)
    • Brad Hawpe (May 4)
    • Choo Freeman (Jun 4)
    • J.D. Closser (Jun 30)
    • Jorge Piedra (Aug 7)
  • Pitchers:
    • Scott Dohmann (May 15)
    • Allan Simpson (May 17)
    • Chris Gissell (Aug 22)
    • Jeff Francis (Aug 25) [10]

Roster[edit]

2004 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2004 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

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 Charles Johnson 109 305 72 .236 13 47
1B Todd Helton 154 547 190 .347 32 96
2B Aaron Miles 134 522 153 .293 6 47
SS Royce Clayton 146 574 160 .279 8 54
3B Vinny Castilla 148 583 158 .271 35 131
LF Matt Holliday 121 400 116 .290 14 57
CF Preston Wilson 58 202 50 .248 6 29
RF Jeromy Burnitz 150 540 153 .283 37 110

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
González, LuisLuis González 102 322 94 .292 12 40
Greene, ToddTodd Greene 75 195 55 .282 10 35
Sweeney, MarkMark Sweeney 122 177 47 .266 9 40
Pellow, KitKit Pellow 59 121 29 .240 2 10
Closser, J.D.J.D. Closser 36 113 36 .319 1 10
Walker, LarryLarry Walker 38 108 35 .324 6 20
Hawpe, BradBrad Hawpe 42 105 26 .248 3 9

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
Estes, ShawnShawn Estes 34 202.0 15 8 5.84 117
Jennings, JasonJason Jennings 33 201.0 11 12 5.51 133
Kennedy, JoeJoe Kennedy 27 162.1 9 7 3.66 117
Cook, AaronAaron Cook 17 96.2 6 4 4.28 40
Wright, JameyJamey Wright 14 78.2 2 3 4.12 41

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
Fassero, JeffJeff Fassero 40 111.0 3 8 5.51 59
Dohmann, ScottScott Dohmann 41 46.0 0 3 4.11 49
Elarton, ScottScott Elarton 8 41.1 0 6 9.80 23
Simpson, AllanAllan Simpson 32 39.0 2 1 5.08 46
Francis, JeffJeff Francis 7 36.2 3 2 5.15 32

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
Chacón, ShawnShawn Chacón 66 1 9 35 7.11 52
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 65 3 8 0 3.68 38
López, JavierJavier López 64 1 2 0 7.52 20
Harikkala, TimTim Harikkala 55 6 6 0 4.74 30
Fuentes, BrianBrian Fuentes 47 2 4 0 5.64 48

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Marv Foley
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Tom Runnells
A Visalia Oaks California 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 P. J. Carey
[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/milesaa01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castivi02.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kennejo04.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/burnije01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/claytro01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/estessh01.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wrighja01.shtml
  8. ^ Larry Walker Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chacijh01.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=2004&l=NL
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007