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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.

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Todd Helton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
First baseman
2
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Third baseman
3
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
4
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Shortstop
5
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Outfielder
6
Andrés Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
First baseman
7
Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
8
Vinny Castilla is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Third baseman
9
Dante Bichette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
10
Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Charlie Blackmon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
11
Eric Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman
12
Ellis Burks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
muzziac added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder
13
Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
rcdwhiteley added Trevor Story
14
Ubaldo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Pitcher
15
Dexter Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Center fielder
16
D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Second baseman
17
Aaron Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
18
Jorge de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
Jamison12 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
19
Jeff Francis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher
20
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop
21
Pedro Astacio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Pitcher
22
Brian Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher
23
Jason Jennings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher
24
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
AriBenarroch added Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman
25
Huston Street is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colorado Rockies of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher