Colin Poche, LHP, 25
Colin Poche was acquired in the Steven Souza Jr. trade and what a pick up he was. At Triple-A this year, the southpaw was dominant. He threw 50 innings and was nearly perfect. Over the course of the past 3 seasons, the Dallas Baptist product has skyrocketed through the minor leagues.
He began his professional career in 2016 with the Diamondbacks short season single-A affiliate after being drafted in the 14th round. The following year he would dominate hitters at both full season single-A and HiA. This season he dominated hitters at AA and AAA and he is now knocking at MLB’s doors.
Between AA and AAA in 2018:
66.0 IP // 0.82 ERA // .151 opp. avg. // 110K/19BB
At Durham this year he maintained a K/9 rate of 14.04. With that type of swing and miss stuff, we could be looking at a true high leverage reliever. With a good showing in Spring Training, Poche could put himself in the discussion for some big innings. Even if he doesn’t make the opening day roster, there is a very good chance that Poche will make his debut this season.