Those on the outside looking in
The Colorado Rockies have a few pitchers on the outside looking in that could see some time in the majors in 2022 but likely won’t be on the Opening Day roster barring injuries.
They include Ashton Goudeau, Julian Fernández, Ty Blach, and Justin Lawrence.
For Goudeau, he doesn’t have the swing and miss part of his game that modern pitchers do so batters make too much contact. If he can keep his groundball rate low, though, he could be a long reliever for the team.
Before 2021, Fernández hadn’t pitched professionally since 2017 so the Rockies will probably want him to get some more experience at Triple-A.
Blach hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2019 but he could look to be a swing man in the bullpen.
Lawrence has the stuff to be a great MLB reliever but he struggled mightily with his control at the MLB level in 2021.