Chris Volstad Signs Minor League Deal With The Rockies


Remember Chris Volstad? The potential upside guy with no real upside who was part of the Carlos Zambrano trade?

September 10, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Chris Volstad (32) pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

He’s found a home with the Colorado Rockies on a minor league deal worth a reported $1.5 million after being released by the Royals.

Not to bash Volstad (because he’ll forever be a better pitcher than you and I combined) but he faced serious control and accuracy issues while playing in Chicago. He couldn’t buy a win for the longest time finishing his stint with the Cubs 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA.

What makes Volstad a good target for any team is his size. The righty is 6’8″ tall and that can spell some serious leverage in his pitching arm – this gives him a distinct advantage on the mound should he figure out his issues.

In all honesty, good for Mr. Volstad and I wish him the best of luck. He’ll make a million and a half bucks playing the minor leagues while I sit here and write about baseball for chump change.

I’d take that deal any day of the week.