Philadelphia Phillies infielder Jean Segura could solve a problem for the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are in need of an infielder with Trevor Story likely leaving the team (and maybe he actually goes to the Philadelphia Phillies himself). Someone that could replace him is Phillies infielder Jean Segura.
Segura, who turns 32 in March, played in 131 games in 2021 and he had 14 homers and 58 RBI with a slash line of .290/.348/.436 and an OPS+ of 111. Defensively, he was very good as well as he had 5 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), which, coupled with his offensive, helped him have an rWAR of 3.7.
In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Segura played in 54 games and he hit seven homers and had 25 RBI with a .266/.347/.422 slash line and an OPS+ of 107. He had 2 DRS, which helped him get an rWAR of 1.2.
In 2019 as he wasn’t quite as good at the plate in comparison to everyone else as he hit .280/.323/.420 with an OPS+ of 91. He had an rWAR of 1.8.
Prior to 2019, Segura played with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks and from 2016 through 2018, he had good seasons. In 2016 with Arizona, he came in 13th in NL MVP voting after he led the NL in hits (203) and had a 122 OPS+. In 2017 with Seattle, he only played in 125 games but still had a .300 average and a 111 OPS+. In 2018, he was an All-Star and had 178 hits in 144 games with a .304 average and a 112 OPS+.
Segura may be a little bit too expensive for the Rockies’ taste ($14.85 million in 2022 and a team option for $17 million in 2023) but considering that he has been consistently good at the plate and he can play second, third, and short, he could be an option for the Rockies, especially if Philadelphia calls up their top infield prospect Bryson Stott from Triple-A and/or they sign another infielder (like Story).