Outfielder Steele Walker would be intrguing for the Rockies in more ways than one.
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Walker, 24, is a left-handed throwing and hitting outfielder and due to the pandemic, he has not played a game with the Rangers organization. They acquired him in the Nomar Mazara trade in the 2019-2020 offseason. His power and arm (both rated 45) are his weakest tools currently but his best is his hit tool (55).
MLB.com says that he has “an advanced hitter with outstanding hand-eye coordination who recognizes pitches well and controls the strike zone” and compares him to former MLB outfielder Mark Kotsay. Walker can play center fielder but with his below average arm, he might be best in left field.
He, however, went to school at the University of Oklahoma and the Rockies love their Oklahoma guys. The Rockies, of course, used to have their Double-A team in Tulsa but Matt Holliday, Jon Gray, and some others were from Oklahoma as well.
Also, it should be noted that not a dime is going to Texas in return, as the Rockies sent more than $50 million in the Nolan Arenado deal.
So what do you think? Think that the Rockies (in real life) can or should get more or did we do well in the trade? Let us know on social media.