Washington Nationals reliever Will Harris could be a fit for the Colorado Rockies
We chose Will Harris as the one Washington Nationals player that the Colorado Rockies should target when we chose one trade target from each team back in October. We chose him for a few reasons.
Colorado Rockies fans already know that the Rockies are in need of desperate bullpen help and, frankly, being a veteran reliever, Harris already becomes a target. But the Rockies are very familiar with him
As we said back in October, Harris, 37, was drafted by the Rockies in the 9th round all the way back in 2006 and he worked all the way up to the majors with them in 2012. However, he didn’t last long in the majors as he pitched poorly in that rookie year. As a result, the Rockies let him go to Oakland on waivers.
Part of the reason why he pitched poorly while with the Rockies was a high hit rate (13.8 H/9) and a low groundball rate (31.7 percent).
He was injured in most of 2021 (eight appearances) but in 2019 and 2020, he combined for an ERA of 1.85 in 88 appearances. In 2019 (his best season), he made 89 appearances for the American League Champion Houston Astros and he had a 1.50 ERA with a 0.933 WHIP, an average of 2.1 walks and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, and he had a groundball rate of nearly 54 percent.
He is entering the final year of a three-year contract.