Colorado Rockies’ Top 5 Trade Assets
Colorado Rockies' Top 5 Trade Assets
The Colorado Rockies have one of the best offenses in baseball, and that is a big advantage when you are playing in Denver. Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are in the top tier at their respective positions, but whether the Rockies try and move them for up-and-coming top prospects is the main question.
Tulowitzki is the face of the Rockies franchise, but is currently recovering from an injury that has sidelined him for a good amount of the season. It is unlikely they will move him, but if the right deal is offered, you never know.
Besides from those two big-name players, the Rockies have a bunch of key role players who are great at doing what they are supposed to do. The main problem the Rockies have is their pitching, and playing in Denver is a big reason why that occurs. A groundball pitcher would be a huge addition for the Rockies and would make more of impact to their team than maybe Tulo or Cargo.
They are currently four games under .500 and only sit only 4.5 games back of the division lead. They can go all out at the deadline and try and win the division or they can lay back and try to add a few young prospects to help them out in the future. It is going to be a tough decision for the Rockies to make, but they have the pieces on their team for both options.
Here are the Rockies' top 5 trade assets heading into the trade deadline.
5. Dexter Fowler
The talented center fielder is currently rehabbing from an injury, but that doesn’t mean teams won’t want him. If traded, he would be a tremendous addition for any team.
4. Rex Brothers
Rex Brothers is one the best left-handed relief pitchers in the game. He is currently holding a 0.98 ERA in the setup role for the Rockies, and he could potentially be a big addition for a playoff team.
3. Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz is a top pitching prospect, and a lot of teams would love to have him. He is currently in Triple-A after spending most of last season in the Rockies' rotation. The Rockies need good pitching, but they also need the right type of pitcher and Pomeranz didn’t seem to fit that profile last season.
2. Carlos Gonzalez
The young outfielder is having an unbelievable season and could be the difference-maker for a playoff team. He can be traded for a handful of prospects if the Rockies want to start to rebuild, but I can’t see them trading him.
1. Troy Tulowitzki
The young shortstop is one of the best in league at what he does and is the face of the Rockies franchise. If dealt, he can bring a handful of young prospects and really help shape out the Rockies team for the future, but it is highly unlikely he will be dealt by the deadline.