Colorado Rockies: what could the NLDS roster look like?
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To get Freeland and Oberg in, you have to make subtractions. I, personally, would subtract Chad Bettis and Adam Ottavino. Oberg has pitched well in September as he has an ERA of 2.25. Bettis pitched well in his last start but the trend before is frightening.
He has made nine starts this season and from start number two through start number eight, he had an ERA of 6.96 with a .318 opponent batting average.
It would be a nice story to see him in the playoffs but I’m not sure if one good start of late can influence getting a spot or not.
Since September 5, Adam Ottavino has an ERA of 3.18 and a .211 opponent batting average. His problem is walks. He is average 8.44 walks per nine innings in that span and, if you include his disaster of an outing on September 1, he is averaging 11.37 walks per nine.
This season, he is averaging 6.5 walks per nine. Because of that, opponent’s have an on-base percentage of .377 off him this season. In my opinion, you can’t be walking the park in a pivotal moment in the second half of the game.
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He has shown that he likely will so, in my opinion, you have to leave him off of the roster.