The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday evening that they have non-tendered outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tony Wolters, and right-handed pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez.
The Colorado Rockies announced at the 6 PM Wednesday deadline that they have non-tendered three players. They are outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tony Wolters, and right-handed pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Dahl, 26, is the most surprising of the non-tenders considering his potential but throughout his career, he has been derailed by injuries. He has suffered from a broken foot, a hamstring injury, had to have his spleen removed, a core injury, back issues, and most recently shoulder surgery, among other injuries throughout his career in the majors and minors with the Rockies.
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When healthy, he can play at an All-Star level as he showed in 2019 when he hit .302/.353/.524 with an OPS+ of 110. However, in early August, he broke his ankle on a play in the outfield and his season was cut short. Dahl was slated to make roughly $2.6 million in arbitration as he would have made $2.475 million in 2020 had salaries not been pro-rated due to the pandemic.
Wolters, 28, has been the Rockies primary catcher for the last few seasons but his bat has not developed like the Rockies hoped and he has been around league average (give or take, depending on the season) defensively. Offensively, in five seasons with the Rockies, he has hit .238/.323/.319 with an OPS+ of 61 with a total bWAR of 2.1. He was slated to make about $2.0 million in 2021 as he would have made $1.9 million in 2020 before the pandemic.
Gonzalez, 28, had a rough career with the Rockies as in 20 games (16 starts) between 2019 and 2020, he pitched to a 5.66 ERA with a 5.62 FIP, a 92 ERA+, and 1.50 WHIP. He was slated to make about $1.2 million in arbitration.
The Rockies had about a dozen players that could have been non-tendered and some, like Elias Diaz and Jairo Diaz, agreed to deals to avoid arbitration. More will be announced tonight and tomorrow about whether the other players will go to arbitration or if they agreed to terms when Rockies GM Jeff Bridich speaks with the media, which is happening currently.