Players from each non-contender that the Colorado Rockies should look at
The Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers enter Saturday with a record of 27-31, which is good enough for third place in the NL West. The reigning National League Champs have not fired on all cylinders at all in 2018. This has been due to injuries and a weak offense. They have had Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Rich Hill, and Clayton Kershaw out for most of the season.
Also, players like Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig have been below league average offensively.
Even though the Rockies are in the same division as the Dodgers, there chance of getting an everyday player in a trade is slim to none. So, it would be more of a bench bat that the Rockies could explore getting.
For that, Logan Forsythe fits the bill. The Rockies backup infielders have been atrocious this season as combined, Pat Valaika and Daniel Castro have an OPS of .812. That’s good…for one person. Both of them have average and on-base percentages lower than .200 and even Valaika’s slugging percentage is below .200.
For Forsythe, he has seen a drastic decrease in his offensive production since going to LA but it is still much better than what the Rockies currently have. He has struggled more in 2018 but he has been hampered by injuries. He has a .205/.255/.295 slash line in 94 plate appearances. However, since May 19 (12 games), he is 11-for-36 with 3 doubles, 2 RBI, and a slash line of .305/.366/.389.
If the Rockies were to acquire him, he would provide them with good playoff experience as, last season for the Dodgers, in 46 plate appearances, he had a .297/.435/.351 slash line with 11 hits, 9 walks, and 6 RBI.
Considering that Forsythe is a free agent at the end of the season and he’s making a decent amount of money ($9 million), he wouldn’t take an arm and a leg to acquire.