What do the Rockies need to counter the Arizona’s J.D. Martinez trade?

DENVER - JUNE 18: General view of Rockies logo in outfield during the Atlanta Braves game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 18, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images)
DENVER - JUNE 18: General view of Rockies logo in outfield during the Atlanta Braves game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 18, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 1: Christian Yelich of the Miami Marlins celebrates after scoring in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 1: Christian Yelich of the Miami Marlins celebrates after scoring in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) /

Outfielder Christian Yelich of the Miami Marlins is a player that we have mentioned as a potential target for the Rockies for the long term (he has been mentioned in numerous articles here at Rox Pile but he’s primarily featured in this one).

In 89 games in 2017, he has 8 home runs, 44 RBIs, 97 hits, a batting average of .281, a .358 on-base percentage, and an OPS+ of 104.

His career year was 2016 and in 155 games, he had 172 hits, 21 HRs, 98 RBIs, a .298/.376/.483, and a 133 OPS+.

In the 12 games that’s he’s played at Coors Field, he four doubles, six RBIs, and a .320/.407/.400 slash line, and a BABIP of .364.

He is also under team control through the 2021 as well as a team option for 2022. In 2018, he will make $7 million followed by $9.75 million in 2019, $12.5 million in 2020, and $14 million in 2021. The team option for 2022 is for $15 million.

Another option is one of his teammates who we have also discussed before.

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