Ten Relievers The Colorado Rockies Should Look At In September
Apr 4, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher M. Castro (51) throws the ball during the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at the Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
The other Castro — Miguel Castro — is a complete newcomer to the Rockies’ organization, after being traded over last month along with a few other prospects for Troy Tulowitzki.
In seven games in Albuquerque this month, he’s allowed just four hits and three unintentional walks, giving up just two runs while striking out six hitters for the Isotopes. All told in the minors in 2015, he’s struck out 34 hitters while walking 18 in 32.2 innings pitched.
He began the year as Toronto’s big league closer, and while that gig wouldn’t last, he has closer stuff, and he’s incredibly young (he won’t turn 21 until December). Because of that, and his closer-of-the-future potential, maybe the Colorado Rockies ought to see if he can start that journey in September.
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