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Colorado Rockies MLB News - Rockies Baseball Blog » The Colorado Rockies acquire 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks

The Colorado Rockies acquire 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Trades by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 7:29 pm

The Rockies have acquired 24-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks for 28-year old lefty reliever Matt Reynolds. Wheeler played in 50 games for the D-Backs last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 26 for 109 (.239 avg, .634 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He also played in 93 games in AAA-ball last year in which he was 127 of 362 (.351 avg, .960 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 15 homers, 90 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Wheeler came into last season as the D-Backs’ #18 ranked prospect according to Baseball America, so he has a high upside. Matt Reynolds pitched in 71 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. He pitched in 165 games (0 starts) in three years with the Rockies and he was 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. This was a deal the Rockies had to make as Wheeler has a nice upside.

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