Colorado Rockies rumors: The trade value of every Rockies outfielder

DENVER - APRIL 4: A detail view shows a Colorado Rockies player standing at third base with the 'I Live For This' logo on the base during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 4, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER - APRIL 4: A detail view shows a Colorado Rockies player standing at third base with the 'I Live For This' logo on the base during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 4, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 11-4. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JULY 27: A young fan holds a baseball hoping to get an autograph as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JULY 27: A young fan holds a baseball hoping to get an autograph as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

Mike Tauchman

2017 salary: N/A

Contract status: Under team control until available for arbitration in 2020

Mike Tauchman made his Major League debut with the Rockies in late June when he was brought up during the awful Colorado West Coast skid that sent the team tumbling down the standings. Looking for any kind of spark at the plate and in need of outfield depth, Tauchman fit the part perfectly.

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However, he didn’t get much of a chance to prove himself, getting just nine official at-bats. That’s the bad news. The good news is that he found a way to get on base five times during his stint with the Rockies, including three walks and a pair of hits. He even recorded an RBI.

Originally signed in 2013 by the Rockies, the 26-year-old has moved up the Colorado minor league ladder, including spending portions of the last two seasons at Triple-A. Last season in Albuquerque, he posted a line of .269/.343/.328. In 70 games before his call-up this season, the left-handed-hitting Tauchman accounted a .313/.377/.529 line.

Trade potential: Tauchman could absolutely be used as part of a package of assets by the Rockies. His short time in Denver showed he can produce and he has a good eye at the plate. He also has 194 RBI during his minor league career with a .295 average. Those are numbers that could catch the eye of another team looking for someone to play the outfield the rest of the season as an audition for 2018.

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