Colorado Rockies: Four trade targets from the Tampa Bay Rays

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 07: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a three run home run in the third inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field on July 07, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 07: Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a three run home run in the third inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field on July 07, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Andrew Kittredge of the Tampa Bay Rays would help the Colorado Rockies bullpen
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – OCTOBER 11: Andrew Kittredge #36 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 11, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images) /

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge could provide the Colorado Rockies with some much needed bullpen help

Andrew Kittredge was one of the better relievers in all of baseball in 2021 as he was an All-Star for the Tampa Bay Rays despite being a set-up man. If Kittredge could repeat that success, he would be one of, if not, the best relievers in the Colorado Rockies bullpen.

In 2021, Kittredge appeared in 57 games and had a 1.88 ERA (3.04 FIP) with a sub-1.00 WHIP with a great strikeout rate (9.7 K/9) and a great walk rate (1.9 BB/9).

Kittredge, who turns 32 in March, is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason so with his salary starting to rise, the Rays may look to unload his salary and sell high on him.

For the Rockies, he could have some success at Coors Field as he has a high groundball rate. Since 2019, he has a groundball rate of 53.4 percent, which is the 19th-highest among relievers with at least 100 innings pitched since then.

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If the Rockies got Kittredge, he shouldn’t be the only reliever that they sign via free agency or trade for but he would definitely be a start.

The next team on our list is the Toronto Blue Jays as that will wrap up the AL East before we move on to the AL Central.

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