4 potential trade targets for the Colorado Rockies from the Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis García would give the Colorado Rockies a power bat in the outfield
Adolis García had a great rookie season for the Texas Rangers in 2021 and if the Colorado Rockies had him, he could be a great power bat and defensive outfielder for the Colorado Rockies.
García, who turns 29 in March, only played in 24 MLB games (21 with the Cardinals in 2018 and three with the Rangers in 2021) and despite that, he was, arguably, the Rangers best bat in 2021.
He only had a batting average of .243 and an on-base percentage of just .286 but he had a slugging percentage of .454. That was due to the 31 homers, 26 doubles, and 90 RBI he had. He was the Rangers only All-Star in 2021 and he ended up coming in 4th in AL Rookie of the Year voting.
Defensively, he was great for the Rangers as he, between 134 games in all three outfield spots, combined for 16 DRS. He had 3 DRS in 79 games in center, 13 DRS in 51 games in right, and 0 DRS in nine games in left.
Given that García is just entering the second season of his career, he is still a very cheap guy on payroll. With being cheap and the controllability, García could be expensive on the trade market but he’s still somebody that the Rockies should consider especially with his defense and the power bat he could bring to their lineup.