Two Colorado Rockies Pitchers Elect Free Agency

Both Ty Blach and Matt Koch have recently chosen to enter free agency, signaling their intentions to explore opportunities with other MLB teams.

Ty Blach, a 32-year-old left-handed pitcher, has declined the Rockies' outright assignment.

He has faced challenges on the mound, evidenced by his 5.66 ERA since 2022.

Notably, Blach's performance may have been influenced by pitching his home games at Coors Field, a notorious hitter-friendly ballpark. This unique environment can often lead to inflated statistics for pitchers.

On the other hand, Matt Koch, a player who also exercised his free agency option in 2023, split his time between the Colorado Rockies and the Albuquerque Isotopes during the 2023 season.

His performance at the major-league level showed improvement, with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP across 38.2 innings.

However, despite these improvements, it is expected that Koch may have to consider accepting a minor-league contract for the 2024 season as he looks for opportunities to continue his baseball career.

Both Blach and Koch will now explore potential opportunities with other MLB teams as they navigate their paths in the world of professional baseball. Photo Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports