Ten Relievers The Colorado Rockies Should Look At In September

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Jul 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher R. Brothers (49) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field. The Rockies won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Brothers

Yeah, I know, we all know about Rex Brothers. But the guy has a big league arm, he strikes out a lot of hitters, and despite being incredibly wild, I feel like the Colorado Rockies ought to give him another shot to figure out if he’s got anything left to offer in the big leagues.

Brothers has been completely unhittable, but also completely wild lately: 10.2 innings in his last ten games, allowing just 2 hits and yet 14 walks (!!) while striking out 21 (!!) and giving up just two runs in that period. WHAT?

On the season, he’s 5-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 3 saves at AAA Albuquerque, and he’s struck out 59 while walking 40 in 38.2 innings pitched, yet only allowed 24 hits.

That’s, like, an extreme example of being effectively wild, and perhaps too extreme for the big leagues, but why not see it first hand in September before deciding what to do about him this winter or in February?

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