Colorado Rockies: A look at some of the relievers on the free agent market this offseason

DENVER, CO - JULY 16: Manager Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies takes Wade Davis #71 out of the game in the 10th inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on July 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 16: Manager Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies takes Wade Davis #71 out of the game in the 10th inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on July 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Clippard
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 12: Tyler Clippard #36 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the game at Target Field on September 12, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 8-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Tyler Clippard

Tyler Clippard has been one of the most heavily used in baseball in the last decade as he has spent 14 seasons in the majors and averaged 70 appearances per season in the 2010s.

Clippard, 36 in February, is best known for his time as a Washington National but since 2015, he has pitched with nine other teams. In the last three years (all with different teams), he has a 3.22 ERA in 152 games with an ERA+ of 139. His WHIP has been below 1.00 (0.996 to be exact) and he has a strikeout-to-walk ratio that’s better than 4:1.

Alex Colome

Alex Colome was one of the best relievers in baseball and he was a big key to the success of the Chicago White Sox, who made the postseason for the first time in over a decade.

As the team’s closer, Colome, 32 in December, had an ERA of 0.81 in 21 appearances in 2020 with 12 saves. He had a WHIP of 0.940 and he did not allow a home run all season.

From 2016 to 2019, he averaged 64 appearances a season with an ERA of 2.78 and an average of 32 saves (he led the AL in saves in 2017 with 47). He had an ERA+ of 152, a FIP of 3.46, a WHIP of 1.122, a better than 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Ross Detwiler

Ross Detwiler struggled a bit in the past few seasons but he pitched well for the Chicago White Sox in 2020. The left-hander, who will be 35 in March, pitched to a 3.20 ERA in 16 games with an ERA+ of 141. His FIP was 3.90, a WHIP of 1.22, and a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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