Bret Boswell could be a guy that finds himself designated for assignment for a few reasons.
He has never played above Double-A and he will be 27 in October so time’s running out for him age-wise. He also didn’t play particularly well in Double-A Hartford in 2019 either after a good season Single-A and Advanced-A ball.
In Hartford, they starting using him as a utility guy, instead of the second and third base positions he played before. He started playing center field and left field in Hartford and in the 2019 Arizona Fall League.
But if you are 26 and hitting .219 with a .290 on-base percentage in Double-A and then miss the 2020 season for obvious reasons, and part of the second round of cuts in spring training, is he a guy that will play into your future plans at the MLB level?
The Rockies may have to answer that question in the coming weeks.