Baltimore Orioles reliever Paul Fry could also be a lefty reliever in the Colorado Rockies bullpen
Baltimore Orioles reliever Paul Fry is much like his teammate Tanner Scott. Both of them are left-handed, both have three years of control remaining, both have had mixed results in the last three seasons, both strike out a lot of batters, both walk to many batters, and both have great groundball rates, which could benefit the Colorado Rockies, particularly at Coors Field.
For Fry, 29, he had a 6.08 ERA in 52 appearances for the Orioles in 2021 but when you dig deeper, you see it’s because his high walk rate (6.7 BB/9). Everything else is good for him, including his FIP which suggests that he had a lot of bad luck in 2021 (3.93 FIP).
His groundball rate since 2019 is 55.1 percent, which is tied for 14th-highest among relievers.
The Rockies need some help with left-handed relievers, as Lucas Gilbreath looks like the only one guaranteed to make the team in 2022 so Scott and Fry could both help that.
The Orioles have some diamonds in the rough and, perhaps, they aren’t willing to trade them but the Colorado Rockies could benefit from acquiring a few of them for the 2022 season.