The Colorado Rockies should focus on a certain type of pitcher as they look to build their rotation.
Given the thin air and how baseballs still fly out of Coors Field, having pitchers that can generate grounders can make a major difference. It is something that the Rockies have been cognisant of as they have looked to bring in pitchers that keep the ball out of the air. The likes of Jose Urena, German Marquez, and Antonio Senzatela have been brought in and kept on the roster, in part, due to those tendencies.
That is where a pitcher such as Jose Quintana would work perfectly. He has generated grounders at an above average rate during his major league career, something that has improved in recent years. His 2.93 ERA and 1.213 WHiP in 165 innings, with 137 strikeouts and 47 walks, will get plenty of attention in free agency, but this is another area where the Rockies need to open the checkbook.
For the Rockies, it is a matter of finding the right pieces so that they can actually contend as they envision. Bringing in another ground ball pitcher, and a solid veteran in Quintana, may not be a difference maker on its own. But signing Quintana would be another step in the right direction and would help the Rockies in their goal to reach the postseason.
The Colorado Rockies need to add another piece to their rotation. Jose Quintana would be a solid addition.