3 trade targets from the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Colorado Rockies

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies scores a run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies while Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits for the throw to home plate during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies scores a run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies while Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits for the throw to home plate during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Zach McKinstry
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 25: Zach McKinstry #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flies out while playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Zach McKinstry could be a bench option for the Colorado Rockies

Back in October, when we chose just one trade target for the Colorado Rockies from each team, we chose Zach McKinstry from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a few reasons.

Given the depth that the Los Angeles Dodgers have, McKinstry, 26, might not make their team but he could be a versatile bench option for the Colorado Rockies.

McKinstry has played in 64 games at the big league level but he hasn’t had much success (78 OPS+) but even with that, he would be an improvement at the plate over some Rockies. But if his minor league level offensive numbers are any indication, he could be much better.

In 40 games in Triple-A in 2021, he hit .272/.368/.510 with seven homers and 21 RBI.

In 2019 between Double-A and Triple-A, he played in 121 games and he hit .300/.366/.516 with 19 homers and 78 RBI.

The Rockies may also be interested in McKinstry because of his versatility. The Rockies have been known to like their versatile players and in his 64 games in the majors alone, he has played in at least a dozen games at second base, third base, left field, and right field. In the minors, he actually played the most amount games at shortstop but with Corey Seager and Trea Turner with the team in 2021, McKinstry was not going to play there.

He has less than a year of MLB service time so the Rockies would have a lot of control.

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