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, Matt Beaty
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 25: Matt Beaty #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers 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 utility man Matt Beaty could provide the Colorado Rockies with a power bench bat

Matt Beaty is much more likely to make the bench for the Los Angeles Dodgers than Zach McKinstry but that doesn’t mean that he’s a lock to make the team. He would be one of, if not, the best bats on the bench for the Colorado Rockies.

Beaty, 28, played in 120 games at the MLB level (45 starts) and he hit .270/.363/.402 with seven homers, 40 RBI, and an OPS+ of 107. He struggled in 2020 (72 OPS+) but he had numbers similar to what he had in 2021 in 2019.

He played in 99 games (57 starts), Beaty hit .265/.317/.458 with 19 doubles, nine homers, and 46 RBI. He had an OPS+ of 101.

Like McKinstry, Beaty is versatile so having him on the bench could be someone that the Rockies could look further into. He has played in at least a dozen games at the MLB level at first base, third base, left field, and right field. In the minors, he also had more than two dozen games at second base.

Beaty is just shy of being arbitration-eligible so the Rockies could have three or four years of control with him, depending on whether or not the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) reduces the time to free agency from six seasons down to five or not.

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