Colorado Rockies: Five recently released players they should sign
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Carl Edwards, Jr.
Unlike the others on this list, Carl Edwards, Jr. opted out of his minor league deal with Atlanta.
He pitched well if you look at the results he had (1.08 ERA) but he walked six batters in 8 1/3 IP.
He spent the 2020 season in Seattle and barely pitched in the majors (4 2/3 IP) but pitched well (1.93 ERA, one walk, six strikeouts). He was awful in 2019 (8.47 ERA in 17 innings) but he was a key to the Cubs bullpen from 2016 through 2018.
In that span, the right-handed Edwards, 29, averaged 56 appearances a season with an ERA of 3.03, an ERA+ of 141, and a FIP of 3.12. His walk rate was a bit high (4.9 BB/9) but he struck out a lot of batters (12.4 K/9).
Considering that he’s only 29, he could be a guy that still could be a good reliever for years to come.
None of these players will be able to single-handedly bring the Rockies a trip to the postseason but, at worst, the Rockies would have veteran presence with one or more of these players on board. At best, they could help the Rockies for the next few years (like Edwards, Jr.) or a trade chip at the trade deadline.