Colorado Rockies: Will the Atlanta Braves circle back to a Nolan Arenado trade?

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 16: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits an eighth inning solo homer against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on August 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 16: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits an eighth inning solo homer against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on August 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – JULY 18: Kyle Wright #30 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the first inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on July 18, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – JULY 18: Kyle Wright #30 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the first inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on July 18, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Proposal #1:

This would be the lesser of the proposals. I get it, Rockies fans. It’s not enough. Who are these people? Well, let’s look at each of them.

Wright, 24, would be the headliner. He is, according to MLB.com, the #35 prospect in all of baseball and he was drafted fifth overall by the Braves in 2017. He has an upper-90s fastball (95-96 on average) and has shown to maintain that velocity late into games. He also has a slider, curveball, and changeup and all of them are rated above average.

His main issue has been control as in his two cups of coffee at the MLB level in 2018 and 2019, he has averaged 6.7 walks per nine innings (in a total of 25.2 innings). However, at Triple-A, he has averaged 3.1 walks per nine innings, which is obviously more palatable. He just needs to get over the hump in that category.

Wilson, 22, was ranked as the #82 prospect entering 2019 by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com but he slipped out of the top 100 in the after-season rankings. However, he still had a good season in Triple-A and has already appeared nine MLB games in parts of two seasons … and he turned 22 on December 20.

Contreras is the younger brother of Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and is four days younger than Bryse Wilson so, obviously, he is still young and has a lot of development. He just played his first games in Double-A this past season. He’s the Braves #8 prospect right now and, by scouting rankings, he’s an average catcher. His main flaw is that he’s a bit of a free swinger, as he only walked 29 times between Single-A and Double-A last year (381 ABs).

This is probably right around what the Braves would be willing to give up. Now, here’s what the Rockies are probably looking for.

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