Colorado Rockies: The Washington Nationals could be a trade partner

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 27: Matt Adams #15 of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – JULY 27: Matt Adams #15 of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

Matt Adams

Matt Adams was originally going to be a bench guy for the Nationals but due to injuries, he has played much more and he has taken advantage of it.

The left-hander hitter, who will turn 30 in August, has played in 75 games for the Nats and he has 16 home runs, 43 RBI, and a .287/.363/.555 slash line.

If he were to come to the Rockies, he has played both first base and left field this season but he would probably either be used off the bench or in a platoon role at first with Ian Desmond or they could even move Ian Desmond to left field with Matt Adams at first and move Gerardo Parra (who has not played well lately) to the bench.

He is another guy who is a free agent at the end of the season so he is another rental. He is only owed about $1.3 million for the rest of the season as well so he is another relatively inexpensive option.

Jeremy Hellickson

After signing a minor league deal just a week before the regular season was to start this year, Jeremy Hellickson has proved to be one of the Nationals most consistent starters.

In 14 starts on the season, he has an ERA of 3.44 (124 ERA+) and a good FIP (3.96). He is only walking 1.7 batters per nine innings compared to 6.9 batters per nine innings. With the low walk rate, his WHIP is an excellent 1.088, which would be seventh best in the NL if he were to qualify (which he doesn’t since he started the season late).

With the contract he signed in Spring Training, he is a free agent at the end of the season so he is, yet again, another rental option to provide some depth for the Rockies starting rotation.

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