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The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time 

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Colorado Rockies.

This is a list of the greatest Colorado Rockies ever. Calling Denver its home, the Colorado Rockies have been bashing baseballs into the thin Rocky Mountain air since 1993. In the franchise's brief history, the Rockies have qualified for the National League playoffs four times with 2007 serving as the high water mark. Winning 21 of 22 games to make the playoffs, the Rockies' improbable run landed them a berth in its first World Series, but were swept by the Boston Red Sox. Not surprisingly, the greatest MLB players in Rockies history are position players. Pitchers have a tough time at Coors Field due to the low air density at such a high elevation, which has allowed for hitters to thrive.

Todd Helton is known as one of the greatest Rockies of all time, having been with the franchise since his call up in 1997. Known as one of the steadiest hitters in the game, Helton consistently put up big numbers both at Coors Field and on the road. Helton is a five-time All Star, a three-time Silver Slugger winner and a three-time Golden Glove winner. His number 17 will surely be retired when his playing days finish. Though he didn't start his career in Colorado, Larry Walker is one of the greatest players to put on a Rockies uniform. Winning the National League MVP award in 1997, Walker hit .366 with 49 home runs, 130 RBI, 33 stolen bases, and 409 total bases. Additionally, Walker won three batting titles and was named to four All Star teams during his nine and a half seasons in Colorado. While Helton and Walker are certainly some of the best Rockies players, current stars like Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story are quickly becoming some of the top names associated with the franchise—and both had a mjaor hand in bringing the Rockies to the 2018 MLB postseason. 

Though the Colorado Rockies have only been around for about 25 years, they still have had a number of great players on its roster. Vote here on this list of the greatest Colorado Rockies of all time. If anyone is missing, feel free to add him to this list.

list ordered by
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Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
First baseman
2
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
3
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
4
Dante Bichette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
5
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
6
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Shortstop
7
Andrés Galarraga ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
First baseman
8
Carlos González ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Outfielder
9
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Third baseman
10
Ubaldo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Pitcher
11
D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Infielder
12
Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Trevor Story
13
Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Charlie Blackmon Outfielder
14
Eric Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman
15
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
16
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop
17
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Center fielder
18
Jeff Francis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher
19
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
muzziac added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder
20
Jorge de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Jamison12 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
21
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
MontagnaMagica added Designated hitter, First baseman
22
Joe Girardi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
CMCSS03 added Joe Girardi Manager, Catcher
23
Ryan Spilborghs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
24
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Joem2020 added Pitcher

Starting pitcher

25
Aaron Cook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher