The Year in Pictures 2017: Faces & Places

Though it was his first year managing the Colorado Rockies, Bud Black, who went on to finish as a NL Manager of the Year finalist, was no stranger to the job. But it was strange that the old pitcher was handed a staff full of young ones. Nonetheless, Black deftly handled his rookie pitchers, including Jeff Hoffman (23 games, 6-6, 5.89 ERA), German Marquez (29 starts, 11-7, 4.39 ERA), Antonio Senzatela (36 games, 10-5, 4.68 ERA) and Kyle Freeland (28 starts, 11-11, 4.10 ERA).

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