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Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Sources: Colorado Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela agrees to $50.5 million, five-year extension

Right-hander Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a five-year, $50.5 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, tying the right-handed control artist to the organization through at least 2026.

The deal includes a $14 million club option for 2027 and gives the Rockies four potential free agent seasons. The cost is significant: $7.25 million for each of the next two seasons and $12 million each for the 2024-26 seasons.

Senzatela, 26, is a modern baseball anomaly: A pitcher who doesn’t strike out reams of hitters. His strikeout rate this season of 6.0 batters per nine innings ranks 117th of 120 pitchers who have thrown at least 100 innings this season. Senzatela makes up for it with a walk rate of 1.73 per nine innings, which ranks fifth out of 120, and a groundball rate of 51.6%—a figure rare among pitchers with so few walks.

They have also signed first baseman C.J. Cron to a two-year extension.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 05, 2021 at 12:50 PM | 8 comment(s)
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