Relief pitcher Chad Smith
Of the eight players on our list, Chad Smith is the only one that has actually played for the Rockies at the MLB level this year but you still might have missed him since he only made two appearances before being sent back to Albuquerque.
Smith, 27, was added to the 40-man roster a few weeks ago and called up to the majors to provide some relief at the end of May but for Albuquerque, he has been their closer.
Smith has converted all nine save opportunities that he has had and he has a 1.80 ERA in 18 appearances. Batters are only hitting .180 against him and he has a WHIP of 1.000.
Relief pitcher Zach Lee
Colorado is Zach Lee’s ninth organization since he was the Dodgers’ first round pick back in 2010. They ended up trading him to Seattle in 2016 for Chris Taylor in a deal that worked out very well for Los Angeles.
Lee, 30, has only appeared in four games at the MLB level in parts of two seasons and he struggled with allowing so many hits, as he has allowed at least 9.8 hits per nine innings in each season in the minors from 2016 through 2021 (with the exception of 2020 since there was no MiLB season).
That problem has reversed this year (.209 opponent average) but his walk rate has skyrocketed to 5.7 BB/9. However, he has still pitched well in the league (relatively speaking) as he has a 4.56 ERA in 25 games with two saves.