Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins should be a target for the Colorado Rockies
A couple of weeks ago, we examined the case for the Colorado Rockies trading for Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins.
As we said at the time, Mullins, 27, was MLB’s only 30-30 player in 2021 as he hit exactly 30 homers and had exactly 30 stolen bases. He was the Orioles only All-Star and won a Silver Slugger Award
Overall, he hit .291/.360/.518 with 30 homers, 59 RBI, and he had an OPS+ of 135. He came in 9th in AL MVP voting and he posted an rWAR of 5.7.
The downside to Mullins never played more than 48 games in a season at the MLB level before 2021. He never showed that kind of power in the majors or minors as his career-high in homers before 2021 was 14.
The Orioles will have a very asking price for Mullins considering his controllability (he will have four years until free agency under the current CBA but that may change) and his 2021 season but as long as the Rockies don’t have to part ways with their top few prospects (Zac Veen, Benny Montgomery, Drew Romo, etc.), they should definitely consider it.