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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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 23: Jordan Patterson #72 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 23: Jordan Patterson #72 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

Jordan Patterson

2017 salary: N/A

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

Last season, Jordan Patterson got the chance to show that he could play at the Major League level. In 18 at-bats, he posted a .444 average and knocked in a pair of runs in September call-up action.

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This season, Patterson got a sniff of the big leagues again, being called up on June 7 when Gerardo Parra was placed on the disabled list. The very next day, the 25-year-old left-handed-hitting Patterson was sent back to Triple-A.

A fourth-round pick of the Rockies in the 2013 draft, Patterson has a .286 overall minor league batting average. However, his .266 average so far this season at Triple-A is the lowest of his career.

Trade potential: Patterson could well have a hard time finding a place to fit into Colorado’s crowded outfield. The Rockies have tried him at first base as well, seemingly working to find a spot for him in the future of the organization. However, with Ian Desmond signed to a long-term contract in the offseason, Patterson holding down Colorado’s future at first seems unlikely.

A change of scenery could do him good and provide him a place to finally make an impact in the Major Leagues. If the Rockies are looking to package young players in a deal, don’t be surprised if Patterson’s name is mentioned frequently.

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