Ten Relievers The Colorado Rockies Should Look At In September

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Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman is likely a little too far away from the big leagues at this point — and he profiles as a starter in his big league career — but maybe there’s something to be said for bringing him up to get some relief innings this September, as crazy as it sounds.

Obviously, the Colorado Rockies would have to feel that he’s damn close to the big leagues to begin with, which may not be true considering he just came back from Tommy John surgery to make his professional debut earlier this season.

But considering how he’s thrown in 2015 (3.21 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 17 minor league starts this year), and his upper-90s stuff, maybe he gets a shot in very limited appearances this September as the Rockies see how far his development has come looking ahead to 2016.

Either way, expect him to start 2016 in AAA Albuquerque, and if things go well, to be next year’s version of Jon Gray.

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