Colorado Rockies trade rumors: relief pitcher edition
AJ Ramos of the Miami Marlins is, once again, another reliever that we have talked about here at Rox Pile a couple of different times and yesterday, according to the Denver Post and MLBTradeRumors.com (both are in this article), the Rockies have had discussions with the Marlins about Ramos.
In 2017, he’s appeared in 34 games and he has an ERA of 3.51 in 33 1/3 innings pitched. He also has 17 saves (in 18 opportunities). His opponent’s batting average this season has only been .198. His walk rate is a bit high (nearly five per nine innings) but his strikeout rate is also high (11.3 per nine innings).
He also has never had a full season in his major league career that is higher than 3.15 ERA.
In Coors Field, he has pitched spectacularly as in six games and six innings of work, he’s had three saves and allowed three hits and zero runs. Batters facing him in Coors have a batting average of .150, an on-base percentage of .190, and a slugging percentage of .200.
He’s owed a tad over $3 million for the rest of the season. He’s arbitration eligible for next season and he’ll become a free agent thereafter.
Now, to discuss one of his former teammates.