Colorado Rockies: At the trade deadline, the club must be sellers

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DENVER, CO - JUNE 10: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies signals defensive changes during a pitching change on the mound with Chris Iannetta #22 in the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 10: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies signals defensive changes during a pitching change on the mound with Chris Iannetta #22 in the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies
CHICAGO, IL – MAY 01: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on May 1, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

Future faces of the franchise

The Rockies have nearly always managed to find a way on how to keep a farm system stacked. As such, if you look at the top one-hundred prospect list, the Rockies possess a top ten player in Brendan Rodgers and four total.

As the teams’ outfield has always found itself to be the depth-heavy position, the future faces are slowly working their way into the limelight. David Dahl finally sees some quality playing time, and Noel Cuevas has done his best to provide an offensive spark.

Unfortunately, much of their playing time is being taken over by the likes of Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez. Beginning with Gerardo Parra, he has had a respectable three seasons since signing with the Rockies. Parra, during the span, is slashing .286/.316/.424 with 22 HR and 147 RBI. The second man needs no introduction. Carlos Gonzalez, or “CarGo,” has forever cemented his placeholder in Rockies history. That being said, it is time for them to go.

This past offseason, after failing to find a long-term deal, Carlos Gonzalez signed back with the Rockies on a one year/$8 million contract and surprisingly has done okay for himself. Gonzalez is currently slashing .268/.319/.437 with 7 HR and 29 RBI. He has been worth -0.1 WAR.

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