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.
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.