Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post recently wrote about how Tyler Colvin is working to improve and find his "A" swing.In 2012 Tyler Colvin had a breakout year for the Rockies. He was one of the few bright spots for the club in a dismal season and at age 27; he should be right on the brink of his prime. Naturally then he should be a starter and we should expect big things from him, right? After all, it was only Colvin's third full season in the majors and he's a former 13th overall pick.

Colvin can play all three outfield positions adequately and he can play first base. Todd Helton is likely in his final year and Michael Cuddyer is not getting any younger. Helton in all honesty should not be the starting first baseman for the Rockies this year - Cuddyer should be - and that leaves right field open for Colvin.

The Rockies are a team that is rebuilding. Whether or not they can improve immediately or over several years remains to be seen. Many see this year as one that likely won't end up in a playoff berth - so why not start evaluating our future? Give Colvin a full season of at bats as an everyday starter and see what he can do.

In 2010, Colvin hit .254, drove in 56 runs and had 20 long balls as a rookie. Those are impressive numbers for a rookie to post and that was in only 395 plate appearances. That season was cut short by a freak injury in which a broken bat punctured his chest and briefly hospitalized him. In 2011, Colvin struggled mightily for the Cubs, batting .150 in 80 games and eventually forcing the Cubs' management to send him down to the minors to try and fix his strike-out prone swing. It was a disappointing season for Colvin.