Colorado Rockies: What they should be looking for at the trade deadline

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DENVER, CO - MAY 29: Relief pitcher Dereck Rodriguez #57 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate in his Major League debut during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 29: Relief pitcher Dereck Rodriguez #57 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate in his Major League debut during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 20: Justin Bour #41 of the Miami Marlins runs to first base after his hit against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on September 20, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images) /

First Base

1. player. 82. Pick Analysis. 1B. Miami Marlins. Justin Bour. Scouting Report

The Miami Marlins are truly in tanking mode this season and show no signs of stopping as they start to rebuild the team. During the offseason, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter had a fire sale giving away the main core of the Marlins. However, they did leave a few top players around. Justin Bour is a prime example. Justin Bour is on track to have a good season so far.

He has 10 home runs and 29 RBI and a slashline of .254/.377/.432. This is honestly a guy that needs to be on a team that can contend during the postseason. Fielding wise, Bour has been a lot better on the bag than Desmond and McMahon, as Desmond, looking at rDRS (aka Defensive Runs Saved), Desmond has -3 DRS at first base in 52 games, McMahon has -1 DRS at first base in 17 games, and Bour has -2 DRS in 62 games. Reason being he’s a career first baseman. This is a go to solid player that mans first. He’s not the crazy power corner, but he gets the job done.

I wrote an even more in-depth article about him during the offseason here

Pros: Entering his first year of arbitration, Gets a lot of walks (47 and on pace for 114), Decent infielder

Cons: Does strikeout quite a lot

Pick Analysis. MattOlson. 2. player. Scouting Report. 1B. Oakland A's. 96

Here we have another solid first baseman trade candidate in Matt Olson. This guy is having a good season despite playing for a losing Oakland A’s team. Olson currently has 14 home runs and 34 RBI with slash line of .242/.324/.783. He went in the first round back in 2012 and doesn’t disappoint with the title of being a first round pick. T

he Oakland A’s really found a diamond in the rough with Matt Olson. The best part is that Olson, 24 is pre-arbitration, so the Colorado Rockies could have control over him for quite some time if they traded for him.

Pros: Young, has a lot of potential, possible for high amount of home runs

Cons: Is prone to slumps

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