The Colorado Rockies had a fairly quiet offseason, especially compared to recent offseasons.
The Colorado Rockies made the biggest signing in franchise history by extending their franchise stalwart, third baseman Nolan Arenado but of player’s outside of the organization, the Rockies really did not make many moves this past offseason.
This is a bit of a departure from past offseasons, as the Rockies had many bullpen signings in the 2017-18 offseason and bullpen signings and the signing of Ian Desmond in the 2016-2017 offseason.
However, there are a few guys that we can check up on entering the All-Star break and see how they are doing for the Rockies in 2019.
Chi Chi Gonzalez, Starting Pitcher
Chi Chi Gonzalez was one of a couple of minor league signings that the Rockies made this past offseason to provide the team with some depth and the Rockies have had to dip into that depth due to injuries and subpar seasons from other starting pitchers. As a result, Gonzalez has seen his first MLB action since 2016.
In two starts with the Rockies, he has pitched to a 6.00 ERA, allowing eleven hits and six runs in nine innings of work. However, his 3.87 FIP suggests that he is pitching better than the numbers show. The main thing that has been his issue is his walk rate, as he has walked six batters in those nine innings.
Overall, he’s not an ace or anything like that but it was a nice depth signing and he has provided the Rockies will just that.