The Colorado Rockies could use Toronto Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza in the back-end of their bullpen.
Tim Mayza, who turns 30 next month, had a great season for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021 and he could provide the Colorado Rockies with a veteran left-handed reliever in the bullpen.
Mayza appeared in 61 games in 2021 and had an ERA of 3.40 (130 ERA+) with a FIP of 3.09, an excellent WHIP of 0.981, and a great walk (2.0 BB/9) and strikeout rate (9.7 K/9).
The thing that could make him a good fit in the Colorado Rockies bullpen is his high groundball rate. His groundball rate since 2019 is 56 percent. Among relievers with at least 100 innings pitched since then, his groundball rate is 13th-highest. That bodes well for pitching at Coors Field.
Given that Mayza does not have a ton of MLB service time, Mayza (at least under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement) would not be a free agent for another four years. Currently, he is just a few days shy of being arbitration-eligible so he is still making just over the MLB minimum wage.
His price tag may be a little bit higher with his good season and controllability but considering that he’s a reliever, a low-level prospect or two should get a deal done.