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3 Rockies Most Likely to Be Traded at Deadline

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely Colorado Rockies players to be traded by the MLB deadline, including shortstop Trevor Story.
Three of the most likely Colorado Rockies players to be traded by the MLB deadline, including shortstop Trevor Story. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The 2021 MLB season is over a fourth of the way done already, which means it's time to start looking at teams that could be sellers at the trade deadline. The Colorado Rockies fit the mold given they find themselves near the bottom of the NL West division with a record of 18-29.

Colorado has finished fourth in the NL West the past three seasons and this team needs to hit the rebuild and reset button as soon as possible. With that being said, here are three of the most likely Rockies to be traded by the deadline in July.

1. Mychal Givens, Relief Pitcher

Bullpen arms going through good seasons on bad teams make for perfect trade pieces at the deadline. Mychal Givens certainly seems like an option here as he has posted a 3.86 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched this season. He has also racked up 17 strikeouts and owns a 10+ strikeouts per nine innings rate throughout his career. Givens has seven years of MLB experience under his belt. The Rockies need all the value they can get moving forward and a contending team looking for depth in the bullpen could target Givens.

2. Jordan Sheffield, Relief Pitcher

Another reliever that fits the bill in this situation is rookie Jordan Sheffield. Sheffield made his MLB debut earlier this season and has been a stellar pitcher ever since. He's 26 and has posted a 1.72 ERA through his first 15.2 innings pitched. He has also racked up 15 strikeouts and has an impressive WHIP of 0.830. The 2020 Rule 5 Draft selection offers a unique opportunity for the Rockies as his youth could allow them to grab some great pieces in a trade return.

3. Trevor Story, Shortstop

Most MLB deadlines include a blockbuster trade and shortstop Trevor Story could be a part of one this year. He's been the most popular Rockies player in trade rumors following the club sending Nolan Arenado to St. Louis this past offseason. The two-time All-Star has a career slash line of .276/.342/.528 and has hit 139 home runs and 24 triples. His 162-game averages include 35 home runs, 99 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and near .980 fielding percentage. Story is a true five-tool type of player. Any team looking to make a major move would have to give up a lot of valuable pieces for him, but it'll be surprising if Colorado doesn't deal him by July.

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