Colorado Rockies: Who’s most likely to get cut on the new 28-man roster?

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Josh Fuentes #8 of the Colorado Rockies bats during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Josh Fuentes #8 of the Colorado Rockies bats during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Joe Harvey #30 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 10-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Joe Harvey #30 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 10-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

The Rockies could go one of a few ways on their cuts.

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Who will be cut?

Of the options, I would personally cut Elias Diaz and Joe Harvey since the Rockies really don’t need a third catcher on the active roster, and since Harvey was just added to the roster anyways.

For Diaz, he could still be kept on the taxi squad, and in the event they need another catcher, he or Dom Nunez could be added to the roster quickly.

However, I think that Fuentes is more likely to be cut by the Rockies than Diaz. Even with the 25-man rosters of last season, there were a few series where Bud Black had 13 pitchers and 12 position players. Therefore, he had a four-man bench (as this was prior to the DH) and he still had two catchers on that bench.

For the pitchers, Harvey is most likely to be cut since he was just added and he wasn’t on the 30-man roster to begin with.

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With the cuts, though, they will still be available on the taxi squad or in the player pool so they still could see action for the Rockies later this year.

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