|Rockies' Brenton Doyle searching for offense to pair with Gold Glove defense. Brenton Doyle already has a Gold Glove in his trophy cabinet. Indeed, winning a Silver Slugger award would make the Rockies' young center fielder a bonafide All-Star. At the very least, marked improvement at the plate by Doyle would add punch to the club's heretofore punchless lineup. There's much work to be done — as Doyle's .203/.250/.343 slash line as a rookie last season illustrates.
|Brenton Doyle is already the best defensive centerfielder in Colorado Rockies history. The value of Brenton Doyle's defense might be, literally, indescribable. It's important to understand the context that, according to every number we have, Coors Field is an absolute nightmare for outfielders. Defensive metrics are far from perfect, but they all agree that Doyle isn't just on another level from every other Colorado Rockies outfielder… he's on another planet. Consider that the previous high for a Rockies outfielder in DRS was six.
|Tuesday Rockpile: An exercise in projecting the 2025 Colorado Rockies. Just Baseball is another site I write for, and I was surprised when this graphic showed up on their Instagram feed. This typo of Brenton Doyle's name aside, I was intrigued by the premise. 1B — Will Kris Bryant be the Rockies first baseman in 2025?
|Thursday Rockpile: Should Nolan Jones have been a ROTY Finalist?. With the World Series over and the 2023 Major League Baseball season officially concluded, awards season is in full swing. The Rockies continued their Silver Slugger drought , for which they haven't had a winner since 2019. Meanwhile, Brenton Doyle took home the Gold Glove for National League center fielders, the only one of the Rockies' three finalists to win. However, the “big deal” awards are still around the corner. On Monday evening, MLB announced the finalists for the 2023 Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) awards. When you have a season like the Colorado Rockies did, it's no surprise that BBWAA voters weren't exactly lining up to hand out the hardware. It was unsurprising
|Tuesday Rockpile: Brenton Doyle "super honored" to win his first MLB Gold Glove. On Sunday, when Brenton Doyle won the National League Center Field Rawlings Gold Glove, he made history, becoming the first NL rookie outfielder ever to win the prestigious award. He also became the second Rockie — Nolan Arenado was the first — to win a Gold Glove as a rookie. And he joined Larry Walker and Carlos González as the only Colorado Rockies outfielders ever to win this award. Not bad. People who have not been paying attention to the the rookie's outstanding season were skeptical, as the replies to this tweet illustrate. Your 2023 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner - NL Center Field - Brenton Doyle #RawlingsGoldGloveAwards pic.twitter.com/VfpZ4RMMnz — Rawlings Baseball (@RawlingsSports)