Pitchers that spent years in Colorado could end up being bargains in free agency. Such is the case with Carlos Estevez.
He was actually relatively successful in the Rockies bullpen last season. Estevez posted a respectable 3.47 ERA and a 1.175 WHiP, striking out 54 batters with 24 walks over his 57 innings. He even has some closer experience, having twice notched 11 saves in a season for the Rockies.
It is easy to look at his arsenal and imagine what could be. He has an upper 90s fastball that can touch triple digits and a slider and changeup that miss bats. Estevez also generates relatively weak contact as his career 89.7 MPH average exit velocity against looks even better through the Coors Field lens.
For the Milwaukee Brewers, it is a matter of projection. Considering that Estevez has been far better on the road than he has been in Colorado and has the type of arsenal that would fit in the back of a bullpen, he could be a comparative bargain. Add in his experience in the ninth and he could be the right fit for a Brewers team that needs to reload in the bullpen.
Carlos Estevez will not generate many headlines. He could still be just what the Brewers need.