MLB: Three starting pitchers that could be traded this offseason

Oct 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash takes starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) out of the game during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash takes starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) out of the game during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jon Gray

The Colorado Rockies are talking about trading away their superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado, which means that anyone is available via trade in Colorado.

Gray was the third pick of the 2013 MLB draft. He had an abysmal 2020, going 2-4 with a 6.69 ERA through eight starts. His trade value certainly has gone down, but starting pitching is at a high demand across the league.

In six seasons in Colorado, he has pitched in 123 games, going 45-37, posting a 4.59 ERA over 680.1 innings, striking out 692 batters.

Gray, 29, needs to get out of Colorado. He is being tortured in a hitter’s ballpark. A fresh start might expose his talent and get him pitching at a higher caliber.

The right-hander is only under team control through 2021. He is scheduled to make $6 million next season. Even for a pitcher who has had their downs as Gray, for that price; he is worth the shot.

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Gray would be a bottom of the rotation pitcher, who has high potential and could improve. No team trading for Jon Gray would expect him to be performing at a super high level but would love to see him excel as a fourth or fifth starter.