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

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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OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 18: Jonathan Lucroy #21 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Chicago White Sox at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on April 18, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 18: Jonathan Lucroy #21 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Chicago White Sox at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on April 18, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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C. Oakland A's. 1. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 96. JonathanLucroy. player

This is another obvious guy the Colorado Rockies should’ve snatched up during the offseason. The most likely scenario that took place was the Jonathan Lucroy wanted more money than the Rockies were willing to give out and he thought they’d come crawling to him with an offer. That didn’t happen and he got a one year deal from the A’s. They are a non-contending team and he’s essentially shooting the breeze. Ironically this is how the Colorado Rockies acquired Jonathan Lucroy it’d be a deja vu type thing, but helpful to have him not only behind the dish but also in the lineup.

Pros: Played in Colorado before, knows the majority of the pitchers, can be good offensively

Cons: Most likely won’t get resigned unless there’s a playoff run, age

Pick Analysis. J.T.Realmuto. 2. 82. Scouting Report. C. Miami Marlins. player

Let’s continue with the fire sale in Miami. Realmuto is a pretty solid catcher behind the plate. He has plenty of potential to become an offensive threat to other teams. He’s also still in arbitration so the Rox would have a few years of control. Realmuto is doing fairly well despite the way his team is playing. He’s got a very nice slashline of .303/.368/.887 with 7 home runs and 22 RBI. We’re not even done with the first half of season, just think of the possibilities he can bring in the second half if he were playing for the Colorado Rockies.

Pros: Hot bat, Great defensively behind the plate

Cons: Will have to adjust to new pitchers, Will have to adjust to Coors