Colorado Rockies: Should they trade for some of the Marlins relievers?

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Kyle Barraclough #46 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on June 30, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 30: Kyle Barraclough #46 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on June 30, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – MAY 12: Drew Steckenrider #71 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – MAY 12: Drew Steckenrider #71 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Drew Steckenrider

Of the four relievers on this list, Steckenrider is one you probably haven’t heard of. 2018 is only his second MLB season but in the past two seasons, he has appeared in 81 games with a 2.95 ERA and a 3.04 FIP.

This season, in 44 games, he has an ERA of 3.46, a FIP of 2.99, and he is striking out more than 10 batters per nine innings. With only about a year of service time to his name, he would be a good addition to the bullpen because he wouldn’t be a free agent until the 2024 season. This year, he is only making a little over $1 million so he is cheap as well.

Adam Conley

In 2015 and 2016, Conley’s first two years in the majors, he was a fairly successful pitcher (40 games, 36 starts, 3.82 ERA) but it went down hill last year (22 games, 20 starts, 6.14 ERA). This year, the Marlins converted him to a reliever and he has been stellar.

He has an ERA of 3.04, a FIP of 3.47, and an excellent WHIP of 0.887. He’s allowing less than five hits per nine innings and striking out 11 batters per nine innings, which is more than three batters more than his career as a starter.

He is not a free agent until the 2021 season and this season, he is only making the league minimum and he is eligible for arbitration for the first time this coming offseason so he is somebody who also would be more of a long term option.

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