9 trade targets from the Cincinnati Reds for the Colorado Rockies
Cincinnati Reds infielder Kyle Farmer could help the Colorado Rockies bench
Cincinnati Reds infielder Kyle Farmer could help the Colorado Rockies bench as he is very versatile.
Farmer, 31, played in 147 games in 2021 and he was Cincinnati’s primary shortstop. He hit .263/.316/.416 with an OPS+ of 86. He had 16 homers, 63 RBI, and 22 doubles. Defensively at shortstop, he had 2 Defensive Runs Saved (DRS).
However, prior to 2021, he had never played more than 97 games at the major league level in the majors and never had an OPS+ above 74.
But the Rockies could show particular interest in Farmer because of his versatility. The Rockies have had a catcher that can play the infield or vice versa for each year of the past decade up until 2021. Farmer has catching experience (363 games between the majors and minors) and he also has extensive playing time at third, second, first, and a few games in left field as well.
Contractually, he is entering his first year of arbitration so his salary will start to increase. Depending on whether or not free agency will happen after six years (as it is currently) or five (as has been discussed in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations), the Rockies would have two or three years of control with Farmer.