Colorado Rockies: Six trade targets from the New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Chad Green of the New York Yankees could help the Colorado Rockies bullpen
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – OCTOBER 05: Chad Green #57 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of the American League Wild Card game at Fenway Park on October 05, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images) /

New York Yankees reliever Chad Green could help out the Colorado Rockies bullpen

New York Yankees reliever Chad Green, 30, was on our list of one trade target per team in October and he still would be a good fit for the Colorado Rockies today.

Green has been remarkably consistent in the Yankees bullpen in recent years. Since the start of 2017 (his first full MLB season), Green has (with the obvious exception of the shortened 2020 season) pitched in at least 69 innings per season and since 2017, he has an ERA of 2.95, an ERA+ of 148, and a FIP of 3.02. He has a WHIP in that span of 0.960 and a strikeout to walk ratio of nearly 6:1.

New York Yankees pitcher Michael King could be a starter or reliever for the Colorado Rockies

Michael King, 26, does not have a ton of MLB experience as, despite his two-plus years of MLB service time, he only has 32 games (10 starts) and 92 innings pitched at the MLB level. That’s partially due to a few injuries but in the majors and minors, he has experience pitching as both a starter and a reliever.

In the minors, King was primarily a starter (80 games and 59 were starts) but in the majors in 2021, he was much more effective as a reliever. In 16 relief outings, opponents hit .207/.281/.297 with an ERA of 2.33. In his six starts, King’s opponents hit .278/.372/.443 with an ERA of 5.47.

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