Rondon shows obvious talent on the mound, but wasn’t recalled when rosters expanded in September despite being on the 40-man roster and having thrown in the Majors this season.
He pitched to a 10.91 ERA in 15.2 Major League innings this year. However, his 3.28 FIP and 3.94 xFIP indicated he was better than his ERA would suggest.
It obviously remains to be seen if the right-hander sticks with the Detroit Tigers.
Collins is still controllable through 2021 via arbitration, because of that, he could conceivably stick around.
That being said, however, the outfielder has already been designated for assignment this season and has fallen behind Mikie Mahtook, Nicholas Castellanos, Alex Presley and JaCoby Jones in the outfield pecking order.
With Gerber and Stewart knocking on the door, the Tigers could conceivably move on from Collins to clear up space in the outfield.
Given his production down the stretch (.351 on-base percentage, .324 wOBA), Presley could make for one of general manager Al Avila’s better trade chips this offseason.
Similar to Collins, the 32-year-old could be moved in order to make way for the team’s top outfield prospects on the 40-man unit.
With Gerber potentially ready to contribute as soon as Opening Day, it would be prudent to move Presley for a prospect to help sustain future success.