Like Hoffman, Yency Almonte‘s time with the Rockies may be close to reaching a crossroads.
In 2019, at the MLB level, Almonte pitched to a 5.56 ERA in 28 appearances (all out of the bullpen). His FIP of 5.51 didn’t paint a better picture either. Out of the bullpen for Albuquerque, Almonte pitched to a 4.20 in 30 games (30 innings).
His main issue in 2019 was his control. In Albuquerque, his walk rate nearly tripled from 2.9 to 7.8 per nine innings. It also increased from 2.5 to 3.7 per nine innings at the major league level.
He struggled in Albuquerque in 2018 as he pitched to a 5.56 ERA in 18 games (10 starts) but he did pitch well in his rookie major league campaign in 2018 as he pitched to a 1.84 ERA (2.96 FIP) in 14 appearances in relief (14 2/3 innings).
Thus far in Spring Training, Almonte pitched to a ghastly 15.19 in six games. In 5 1/3 innings, he allowed nine hits, nine runs (all earned), three home runs, and two walks.
Like Hoffman, Almonte does not have any remaining minor league options. Given that the Rockies would likely need extra pitchers, Almonte would likely be one of those.