Rockies Relieve Hitting Coach of Duties

The Colorado Rockies have announced that they are parting ways with hitting coach Dave Magadan.

The news comes after a disappointing year all over for the Rockies, especially offensively.
The Rockies ranked 10th this past season in the NL in total runs scored with 698. In addition, the club hit the third-fewest home runs of any team in the NL with 139, despite playing in a notoriously hitter friendly ballpark in Coors Field. 

Compared to 2021, the Rockies experienced a fairly notable drop in offense, as the team scored 739 runs and 182 home runs in the 2021 season. 

During hitting coach Dave Magadan's tenure, spanning four seasons, the Rockies' runs per game, batting average, and slugging percentage have all noticeably declined year over year. 

As a result, Magadan will not be returning to the Colorado Rockies' organization for the 2023 season, and it remains to be seen who will replace him as the club's new hitting coach.
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