The best non-tendered pitchers who could help the Colorado Rockies in 2020

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman #46 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers the ball in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

There were plenty of players that were non-tendered by their respective teams on Monday and while we already discussed some of the position players, today, we will take a look at some of the pitchers.

The 2019 season was a season that saw the depths of the Colorado Rockies pitching staff put to the ultimate test and while there was some growth in some players, overall, it was a massive disappointment for the Rockies and it was the main reason why they lost 20 more games in 2019 than they did in 2018.

With that being said, the Rockies don’t have a ton of money to spend so by looking at the non-tendered pitchers, they can find some adequate pitchers for not an exorbitant amount of money. Let’s take a look at some of the best of the non-tenders.

Kevin Gausman

The Rockies have been tied to the Colorado native in the past when he was with the Baltimore Orioles but after pitching well in 2018, Kevin Gausman did not have as good of results in 2019.

The thing to notice, though, is that he seemed to be a bit unlucky in 2019 as even though his ERA skyrocketed by nearly two full runs, his FIP actually dropped more than a third of a run.

Standard Pitching
YearWLERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOERA+FIPWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
201810113.923131183.2189858026501481084.321.3019.31.32.57.3
2019395.723117102.111371651532114803.981.4179.91.32.810.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2019.

 

Even with that being said, he was projected to make $10.6 million in arbitration. If the Rockies could get him for less than that, he could be a good addition to the back-end of the rotation or even in the bullpen.

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