Rockies 2018 Position Breakdown: Depth will be displayed on the bench

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Two of the Colorado Rockies' strengths in 2018 are obvious: starting pitching and their two MVP-caliber position players. The third strength isn't as obvious but its just as important. That strength? Depth.

The Rockies have built themselves to sustain injuries at almost every position with serviceable backups. Those injuries, of course, occur more often at altitude so it's a smart model. This also means injuries or poor performances from anyone on the roster won't take Colorado out of the playoff chase. Just look back to Ian Desmond and Carlos Gonzalez in 2017. It was depth that earned the Rockies the first playoff berth in nearly a decade.

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