Oakland A’s outfielder Chad Pinder could also help the Colorado Rockies bench
Oakland A’s outfielder Chad Pinder would be a good option for the Colorado Rockies on their bench.
Pinder, who turns 30 just before Opening Day, has roughly an MLB average bat but he is a good defender and he is very versatile. In 2021, he played in 75 games and he hit .243/.300/.411 with six homers, 27 RBI, and an OPS+ of 98.
He posted similar numbers in both 2019 and 2020. In 2019, he hit .240/.290/.416 but he hit 13 homers and had 47 RBI in 124 games. In 2020, he hit .232/.295/.393 with an OPS+ of 91 in 24 games.
In recent years, he hasn’t been a good hitter but for a bench bat, his bat would be better than most of the Rockies current bench bats.
Defensively, he has a wide range in the last three seasons as he has been way above average (9 DRS in 2019), average (0 DRS in 2020), and below-average (-3 DRS in 2021).
Something that would intrigue the Rockies is that he can play nearly every position. Since 2019, he has played every position on the diamond except pitcher and catcher but left field and right field are his two primary positions.
He is arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason and he is projected to get around $2.8 million.