The infield has some guys that the Colorado Rockies would want to protect.
1. Trevor Story
Story is a young player who is fairly inexpensive and he’s arguably the best shortstop in all of baseball. MLB Network’s The Shredder had him at the top of their list for the “Top 10 Shortstops Right Now” entering 2020.
Need I say more?
He’s the Rockies top prospect and he should be healthy in 2020 since Bud Black exclusively told us a few days ago that he is “ready to go” after recovering from injuries.
In the case the Rockies were to lose Story or Nolan Arenado free agency or via trade in the next few seasons, Rodgers will have a more defined spot in the infield.
3. Ryan McMahon
The Rockies are really high on McMahon and it’s easy to see why. He’s a likable, grounded guy who is one of the biggest presences in the Rockies clubhouse with a great swing and he’s versatile.
Arenado leaves? He can play third. Daniel Murphy leaves after 2020? He can play first and Rodgers can play second. Or he can continue to play second base every day.
If he develops into the player the Rockies have seen glimpses of and believe he can be, he’ll be an All-Star a decent amount of times in his career and the Rockies still have four years of control before he becomes a free agent.