Shortstop Ezequiel Tovar and the Colorado Rockies agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension. While the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, Major League Baseball insider Daniel Alvarez-Montez shared that the deal could be worth up to $84 million if the Rockies exercised their option.

The Venezuelan player signed with the Rockies as an international free agent in August 2017. Since then, he has played within the organization at the Dominican Summer League, rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies, Low-A Boise Hawks, Single-A Fresno Grizzlies, and High-A Spokane Indians.

In 2022, Tovar was promoted to Double-A Hartford Yard Goats. He suited up for Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes in September after hitting .318 with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs.

He didn’t stay long at Triple-A because the Rockies promoted him to the MLB roster on September 23. Tovar hit a home run in their final regular-season game for 2023 against Clayton Kershaw.

Tovar hit .212/.257/.333 with seven hits and two RBIs in 33 plate appearances during his first season with the MLB Rockies. Last year, he played 153 games, batting .253/.287/.408 with 15 home runs, 73 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases.

Beyond his batting, he is also one of the best glovemen at his position. Tovar is fourth among MLB shortstops in Defensive Runs Saved (+13) and second in Outs Above Average (+16).

Ezequiel Tovar’s deal could keep him with the Rockies until 2030.

-Lance Fernandez