Colorado Rockies: Should they trade for Justin Bour of Miami?
Justin Bour is the Marlins first baseman and he would provide the Rockies with a tremendous help offensively. In 2017, he has 25 home runs and 83 RBI. However, this was only in 108 games. He also had 18 doubles, an offensive slashline of .289/.366/.536,k and an OPS+ of 139.
In the All-Star Game in Miami last season, even though he wasn’t chosen as a member of the National League All-Star team, he was chosen to be one of eight players to take part in the Home Run Derby. He was eliminated in the first round by eventual winner Aaron Judge.
He only played in 108 games because, shortly after the All-Star Game on July 24, Bour suffered from a strained right oblique that sidelined him until September 8. He also suffered from a left ankle contusion that placed him on the 10-day disabled list in early June.
In 2017, had a played in all of the 162 game scheduled, according to Baseball Reference, Bour would have hit 38 home runs and 125 RBI. For comparison, Nolan Arenado hit 37 home runs and 130 RBI for the Rockies in 2017.
In 2016, his second full MLB season, he also had ankle issues as he only played in 90 games as he suffered from a sprained right ankle that sidelined him from July 3 through September 5. He had 15 home runs and 51 RBI with a .264/.349/.475 offensive slashline and a 124 OPS+. For a full 162 game season, that would have been 28 home runs and 92 RBI.
In 129 games in 2015, he had 23 home runs, 73 RBI, a .262/.321/.479 slashline, and a 120 OPS+.