Colorado Rockies: Ranking the 40-Man Roster: 26-30
Scott Oberg: Relief Pitcher Points: 175 Highest Rank: 27 Lowest Rank: 33
Scott Oberg is a 26-year old relief pitcher who has spent a good portion of time with the Rockies over the last two seasons. With 88 big league games under his belt, he is one of the most experienced players in this portion of the rankings. The reason for Oberg’s low rating is his inconsistency at the big league level.
Over the 84 innings he has pitched with Colorado, Oberg has a combined 5.12 ERA and a 6.83 K/9 rate. These numbers are a far cry from the ridiculous numbers he put up in AAA Albuquerque in 2015 and 2016. Before his big league debut in 2015, Oberg posted a 1.13 ERA with the Isotopes. After an underwhelming rookie season, he started the 2016 campaign in AAA again, where he posted a 2.43 ERA over 30 innings.
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As for his potential impact with the Rockies in 2017, Oberg will have to prove he can be better than his previous two stints with the club. He still has another year of options, which could be beneficial to himself and the team, but it remains to be seen whether or not the Rockies are willing to deal with the inconsistencies he has struggled with through his first two seasons.
At only 26 years old, he can still develop in to a solid option in the middle of the Rockies bullpen, but the 2017 season could be very important in deciding how he fits in to the future plans of the club.