Where Rockies Rank Among MLB’s Most Mistake Prone Teams

Where Rockies Rank Among MLB’s Most Mistake Prone Teams
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On the heels of the worst season in franchise history, it’d be easy to write off the Colorado Rockies as a lost cause, though there’s one facet of the game the club has actually excelled in of late.

That aforementioned area is defensive aptitude, where the Rockies rank in the middle of the pack leaguewide, illustrating a silver lining in what’s been a sinking ship along the Front Range.

As we have moved into the depths of the offseason, it is important to dissect what MLB teams can do to follow the formula of successful teams. To aid in your Colorado sports betting in the season ahead, BetColorado.com used TeamRankings.com to look at the least to most mistake-prone MLB teams by average errors per game over the past three seasons.

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Errors Per Game Last 3 Seasons

RankTeamAverage Errors Per Game
1St. Louis Cardinals0.446
2Seattle Mariners0.450
3Houston Astros0.457
4San Diego Padres0.470
5Atlanta Braves0.480
6Baltimore Orioles0.483
7Texas Rangers0.487
8Tampa Bay Rays0.497
9Arizona Diamondbacks0.500
T-10Los Angeles Dodgers0.503
T-10Toronto Blue Jays0.503
12Kansas City Royals0.507
13New York Mets0.513
14Minnesota Twins0.520
15Colorado Rockies0.523
16Philadelphia Phillies0.526
17Milwaukee Brewers0.536
18Cincinnati Reds0.540
T-19Oakland Athletics0.547
T-19Cleveland Guardians0.547
21Los Angeles Angels0.550
22New York Yankees0.560
23Chicago Cubs0.567
24Detroit Tigers0.570
25Pittsburgh Pirates0.583
T-26Miami Marlins0.597
T-26Washington Nationals0.597
T-28Boston Red Sox0.603
T-28Chicago White Sox0.603
30San Francisco Giants0.617

Colorado sports betting apps list the L.A. Dodgers as the World Series favorite at +450. Atlanta is second at +700.

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Where Rockies Rank MLB Wide Defensively

Overall, the Rockies ranked 15th out of 30 teams when it came to errors per game between 2021 and 2023, averaging .523. Colorado was sandwiched between Minnesota (.520) and Philadelphia (.526), while ranking fourth out of five teams in the NL West.

On a divisional level, Colorado ranked behind San Diego (4th, at .470 errors per game) and Arizona (9th, at .500) and the L.A. Dodgers (T-10th, at .503) while finishing ahead of San Francisco, which was dead-last at .617 errors per game.

As for the year ahead, oddsmakers at ESPN BET Colorado list the Rockies at +15000 to win the franchise’s first World Series title in 2024, ranking in a tie with Oakland for dead last leaguewide.  

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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