The position players that might be cut by the Rockies haven’t seen any playing time yet.
The first name that comes to mind on the position player front is Elias Diaz. Why is that? The Rockies already have two other catchers on the 30-man roster and, therefore, Diaz, at least through Tuesday, has not seen any game action in 2020 whatsoever. Not a start, not as a late-game defensive replacement, not as an injury replacement, not as a pinch-hitter.
As it is, Drew Butera (the Rockies number 2 catcher) has only seen action in two games (eight at-bats). The Rockies still have catcher Dom Nunez on their taxi squad as well.
In the event of a COVID outbreak on the Rockies or injuries to the catchers, Diaz and Nunez will prove to be helpful but right now, Diaz has not been of use so you can make a good case for him being cut.
Josh Fuentes is another guy that you can make a good case for being cut. Why? He’s in the same boat as Diaz. He hasn’t seen any game action whatsoever in 2020. Not even as a pinch-hitter.
For Fuentes, like Diaz, he is blocked defensively as the Rockies have plenty of guys who can play third and first base (Fuentes’ primary positions).
At third base, obviously, his cousin, Nolan Arenado, is at the top of the depth chart there but he is backed up by Ryan McMahon, Chris Owings, and Garrett Hampson. At first base, there’s Daniel Murphy, McMahon, Owings, and Butera.