Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Alex White never realized his potential in a Rockies uniform.The Colorado Rockies dealt starting pitcher Alex White, one of the main pieces of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, to the Houston Astros for late-inning reliever Wilton Lopez.Lopez is a 29-year-old who owns a career ERA of 3.14 since 2009. He went 6-3 with a 2.17 ERA with 10 saves for the league-worst Astros in 2012.White leaves Colorado as a tremendous disappointment after being seen as a potential front-end starter when he was included in the Jimenez trade that also brought back Drew Pomeranz. The problem for the right-hander was as simple as not throwing enough strikes. He got behind in counts far too often, then gave up the long ball after being forced into fastball counts.The 23-year-old White gave up 25 home runs in just over 134 innings in a Rockies uniform. He 51 batters in 98 innings in 2012. That type of number simply doesn't add up to success, especially at Coors Field.For the Rockies, the trade is a good one. Sure...
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