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Rafael Betancourt, CL
Rafael Betancourt has been one of the better players above the age of 35 in the majors over the last few seasons.
This season, he’s 11-for-12 in saves and is wielding an era of 3.20, higher than usual but effective.
This season is the last year of Betancourt’s four-year deal with the Rockies and with Rex Brothers statistically the most dominant reliever in baseball at this point, a trade would absolutely make sense.
At the beginning of the month, Colorado placed Betancourt on the DL with a groin injury. His health (or lack thereof) could be the only thing keeping him in Colorado for the remainder of the season.
If Betancourt remains sidelined for another three to four weeks, his chances of being dealt are slim to none. But, if he returns, it would be in the Rockies best interest to shop him.
Odds: 40 percent
Rex Brothers, RP
Rex Brothers has been one of the better relief pitchers in all of baseball this season. His 0.30 ERA is the best in baseball for pitchers with 20-plus innings of work.
The injury to Betancourt has landed him the closers role and the opportunity to showcase his talent in the ninth, possibly even win the job upon Betancourt’s return.
The Rockies likely will not be answering calls regarding Brothers for the remainder of the season.
Odds: 1 percent
Adam Ottavino, RP
Adam Ottavino has pitched well for the Rockies out of the pen this year, posting a 1.70 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.
Just 27, Ottavino could be used in a deal before the deadline to perhaps acquire a starter, but no teams have expressed interest at this point.
Odds: 10 percent
Wilton Lopez, RP
Wilton Lopez, the Rockies offseason acquisition for Houston, has failed to mirror his 2012 numbers, posting a 4.25 ERA and just 21 strikeouts in 36 innings.
Teams could take the Coors Field factor into account when shopping Lopez and he could be moved by the deadline.
Odds: 30 percent
Robert Scahill, RP
Scahill has shown flashes of brilliance and struggled at times. He’s posted a 4.70 ERA in 15.1 innings this season.
It’s not likely Robert Scahill is moved before the deadline.
Odds: 10 percent
Chris Volstad, RP/SP
Things just haven’t clicked yet for spot starter Chris Volstad. After struggling mightily in Chicago last season, a move to Coors Field hasn’t and will not improve his repertoire.
Another bad outing or two and Volstad will be on his way to free agency.
Odds: 80 percent