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Left-hander Erick Threets pitching for the White Sox in 2010.
Logan Kensing, D
Kensing, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009, will likely spend the majority this year in the minors unless his numbers show improvement.
He posted a 3.97 ERA in last season, bouncing around from Triple, Double and Single-A. Those numbers are not good enough to make the Rockies' exhausted bullpen at this point.
Mike McClendon, B-
The 27-year-old McClendon has yet to be given a legitimate chance in the majors, and the Rockies are prepared to provide him with that chance.
McClendon pitched in 34 innings over his first two years in the bigs, but struggled last season. While he’s not prepared to join the rotation just yet, his slider alone is worth a signing.
He should develop his fastball over spring training and the first few months of the season, but expect a midseason call-up.
Justin Berg, C-
Justin Berg showed a lot of promise for a 43rd-round draft pick out of Iowa, but just hasn’t panned out in the minors.
His fastball has regressed each season and is now down to a mediocre 88 mph.
I commend the Rockies for giving the 28-year-old Berg one more shot, but it’s not likely we’ll see him in the majors in 2013.
Erick Threets, B
Threets has proved himself worthy of a spot in the bullpen, and if the Rockies are smart, they’ll put him there.
The 31-year-old hasn’t seen the majors since 2010, but has put up a collection of nice numbers in various minor league stints.
Threets can hit the mid-90s with his fastball and has developed a sharp breaking slider over the last two years. For the price, Threets is a steal for the Rockies.