Colorado Rockies’ Trade Values As The Offseason Approaches

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Sep 22, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder C. Blackmon (19) heads back to first base in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies’ players who saw their trade value increase in 2015

DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu is wrapping up a career year, and I’m still of the thought that the Rockies ought to sell high on him and make a trade this winter (since that didn’t happen at the All Star Break).

With guys like Cristhian Adames and Trevor Story here/knocking on the door, Jose Reyes still on the team (for now…), Daniel Descalso as the catch-all back-up, Rafael Ynoa and (perhaps) Angelys Nina in AAA, and prospects coming soon enough like Forrest Wall and Juan Ciriaco, there are plenty of options to replace LeMahieu.

It’d be tough to see the guy go after his phenomenal season at second base and knowing his great defense will let him play for a long time, but it’s the right move for a club about to deal with a glut of middle infielders.

Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon had a very quiet, very productive season in 2015, overshadowed by guys like CarGo and Nolan Arenado, and yet still putting together a great overall year in the leadoff role. Stealing 40 bases is noteworthy enough, as is the 16 homers, 30 doubles, and .350 on-base percentage.

Blackmon has done very well for himself this year and so far in the development of his career, and if the Rockies see an opening this winter, Charlie could fetch them a nice little return.

[ Related: Trevor Story is our 2015 Top Prospect at AAA Albuquerque ]

Carlos Gonzalez. What can you even say about CarGo? He started the season ice cold, and he’s cooling down pretty hard here in the final month, but man… those three summer months in between were something special. He’ll have no problem finding a home this winter, especially since he’s not owed an insane amount of money to close out this contract.

Nick Hundley. Hundley got injured at the end of the year, but a season spent as a starting catcher slashing .301/.339/.467 is a nice years, Coors Field or not. I’m of the mind that the Rockies shouldn’t move him (I’d prefer a veteran to help the pitching staff along for at least another season), but he’d certainly fetch something halfway decent if the Rox pulled the trigger with a playoff-quality team willing to part with a mid-level prospect.

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