Washington Nationals reliever Kyle Finnegan could be another good target for the Colorado Rockies
Washington Nationals reliever Kyle Finnegan is another reliever that the Colorado Rockies should further into.
Despite being 30 years old, Finnegan only made his MLB debut with the Nationals in 2020 after they signed him to a major league contract in December 2019 despite never pitching in an MLB game. He was a career minor leaguer with the Oakland A’s but Finnegan has been a good reliever for the Nationals.
In 2021, after the All-Star break, Finnegan became their closer so he notched a total of 11 saves. He appeared in 68 games overall and he had a 3.55 ERA (115 ERA+).
In 2020, he appeared in 25 games and he had an ERA of 2.92. He had a FIP of 3.76, a WHIP of 1.378, and struck out 9.9 batters per nine innings.
Finnegan’s issue has been his walk rate. In 2020, he averaged 4.7 walks per nine innings and in 2021, he averaged 4.6 walks per innings. In the minors in 2018 and 2019, he had a walk rate of 3.8 and 3.4 per nine innings, which is more reasonable.
With Finnegan, the Rockies could find him useful because he has a high groundball rate of 48.4 percent (which would be the highest in the Rockies bullpen) and they would have four years of control with him (at least under the current CBA).
Our trade target series for the Colorado Rockies moves on to the National League Central and the Chicago Cubs up next.