Jake Lamb is someone that the Rockies are very familiar with in his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His main problem has been that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field since he has had so many injuries. He was an All-Star and had a 30 homer, 105 RBI season in 2017 but he hasn’t played in more than 78 games in the majors in a season since.
In 2020, the D’Backs finally gave up on him after he was hitting an awful .116/.240/.140 with an OPS+ of 6. The Oakland A’s decided to take a chance on him after their third baseman Matt Chapman suffered a season-ending injury and Lamb played much better.
In 13 games for the A’s, he hit .267/.327/.556 with an OPS+ of 143.
The injury history, including shoulder surgery and a strained quad, is a big problem. However, a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with an incentive-laden contract based on games played or offensive stats could make Lamb a steal for the Rockies. And if he gets injured or plays poorly, the Rockies would not be out much.