What if the Colorado Rockies are buyers at the trade deadline?

DENVER, CO - JUNE 24: A general view of the Colorado Rockies v the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeat the Rockies 10-9. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 24: A general view of the Colorado Rockies v the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeat the Rockies 10-9. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 19: Garrett Hampson #1 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 19: Garrett Hampson #1 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

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Depth

The Rockies biggest area in general is depth. When the Rockies had a decent amount of players on the mend a few weeks ago, they shouldn’t have had to start the major league service time clocks on two players.

The bench for the Rockies is less than desirable at this point as Garrett Hampson, Drew Butera, and Mark Reynolds have not looked good, particularly at the plate. Raimel Tapia has been pretty good lately but the Rockies depth pieces in Albuquerque are, in general, not good.

Pat Valaika hasn’t turned any heads and Noel Cuevas (currently on the MLB injured list after he had to be called up for one game) hasn’t been much better.

If you take a look at the Rockies depth on Roster Resource, you will see what I mean.

These depth pieces are easy to come by as they can be acquired in a trade for not a ton in return. An example of this is the aforementioned trade that the Rockies made yesterday for James Pazos. The Rockies had to trade a 2018 21st round draft pick that was playing in Single-A Asheville for Pazos.

Final Thoughts

The Rockies could easily become a formidable force if they see some improvements from these positions plus some players playing like how they are capable of (e.g. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, etc).

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However, they will need to make some moves to help them get to the playoffs and advance further into the playoffs than they have recently.