Colorado Rockies: Mid-year review of their offseason acquisitions

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 19: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies smiles after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 19, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 19: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies smiles after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 19, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 29: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Colorado Rockies hits a 2 RBI single in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 29: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Colorado Rockies hits a 2 RBI single in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Mark Reynolds, First Baseman/Pinch Hitter

Mark Reynolds was another minor league signing that the Rockies made in the offseason as they signed him to a MiLB deal with an invite to Spring Training for his second go-around as a Rockie.

He made the Rockies out of spring training but he hasn’t played particularly well with the Rockies this year, though.

In 151 plate appearances this year, he has only had 23 hits, with seven being doubles, four home runs, and 20 RBI. Overall, he is hitting .168/.291/.320 with an OPS+ of 49. He is also playing to a -0.8 WAR, so he has not been what the Rockies were looking for offensively.

Drew Butera, Catcher

At the very end of spring training, the Rockies signed catcher Drew Butera, who played for the Rockies at the end of the 2018 campaign.

He has largely played in Albuquerque for the Rockies as a backup but he has done well there. In 36 games there, he has hit .293/.414/.500 with five home runs and 18 RBI.

He also has provided depth for the Rockies at the position as he did see some MLB action when Chris Iannetta was on the IL. In that time, he played in seven games (19 plate appearances) and hit .176/.222/.294. Obviously, that is not great but he is spending time in Albuquerque and not taking up a MLB roster spot and still providing the Rockies with some depth.

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