We continue our countdown of the most memorable Rockies moments of 2017 with more pitching. It was an absolute banner year for the Rockies on the mound, who got some of the best performances they've ever seen as a franchise, most of them from young men who had never been tested at the MLB level. While the two rookies highlighted today both had plenty of frustrating moments to go along with these more pleasant ones, and both enter next season with questions marks galore floating over their heads like they are video game characters with information or a question for you, neither should be left out of any conversation about how the Rockies went from afterthought to contender in the first months of the season.
Honorable Mention: Starting Hoff Right
He may have ended the season looking lost in the bullpen and unhappy that he had fallen into eighth or ninth place (with Tyler Chatwood still in the picture at the time) on the starting rotation depth chart, but Jeff Hoffman started the season looking every bit the potential ace that made him the primary return in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.