10 potential trade targets for the Colorado Rockies from the Seattle Mariners
Paul Sewald is another reliever with the Seattle Mariners that could help the Colorado Rockies
Like Steckenrider, the Seattle Mariners, essentially, picked Paul Sewald off of the scrap heap from an NL East team and he ended up flourishing with them.
Sewald, 31, had a 3.06 ERA in 62 games and he had 11 saves with the Mariners in 2021. He also had a 136 ERA+, a 3.08 FIP, a 1.021 WHIP, a very low hit rate (5.3 H/9), a good walk rate (3.3 BB/9), and a phenomenal strikeout rate (14.5 K/9).
He was with the New York Mets in parts of four seasons from 2017 through 2020 and he was not very good, as he bounced between Triple-A and the majors. In 125 games, he had a 5.50 ERA, a 73 ERA+, a 1.364 WHIP, 3.1 walks, and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. However, his 4.04 FIP suggests that he had a lot of bad luck with the Mets. However, he obviously had a much better season in 2021 with Seattle.
Sewald also went to school at the University of San Diego and the Rockies have plenty of connections, as we mentioned earlier with Ty France.
He is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason and he is slated to make roughly $1.8 million in it so he could be a relatively cheap option for payroll and in a trade for the Rockies to look at when the lockout ends.