9 trade targets for the Colorado Rockies from the Minnesota Twins

SEATTLE - JUNE 16: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 16, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Twins defeated the Mariners 7-2. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JUNE 16: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 16, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Twins defeated the Mariners 7-2. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins, Tyler Duffey
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 28: Tyler Duffey #21 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of the game at Target Field on September 28, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 3-2. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey could bring some help to the Colorado Rockies bullpen

Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey has quietly been one of the more reliable relievers in baseball in the last three years and the Colorado Rockies need some more of that in their bullpen.

Duffey, who turns 31 in less than a week, made his MLB debut with the Twins back in 2015 as a starter. He pitched well in his first season (3.10 ERA in 10 starts) but struggled after that. The Twins made him a reliever instead and he struggled doing that at first two (5.53 ERA in 75 appearances between 2017 and 2018). But he has been great for them since 2019.

Since 2019, he has appeared in 144 games and he has a 2.69 ERA (164 ERA+) with a 3.19 FIP, and a 1.063 WHIP along with a good walk (3.0 BB/9) and strikeout rate (10.9 K/9).

The downside for the Rockies would be that Duffey is entering the final year of arbitration before entering free agency and in arbitration, he is projected to get around $3 million so they would not have much control.

However, given that the Twins likely won’t be in contention this upcoming season, the Twins could try to get something in return before he becomes a free agent either before the season begins or before the trade deadline, making a trade more likely.

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