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The search for power

Let’s cut to the chase: the Colorado Rockies have hit 177 home runs this season so far with five games remaining, a total that ranks 22nd in baseball. If that feels like a low total and/or spot on the rankings, that’s because it is; the Rockies have almost never sunk this low when it comes to hitting the ball out of the ballpark:

That’s not good. You know what else is not good? The fact that since the full-season introduction of the juiced ball in 2016, the Rockies’ average HR rank is 16th.