Colorado Rockies Countdown: Top Five Right Fielders
5. Jeffrey Hammonds (2000, fWAR 1.7)
Jeffrey Hammonds barely makes our list, not only because of a low fWAR, but because he only compiled 511 plate appearances in a Rockies uniform. The Rockies acquired Hammonds’ services by sending all-time great Dante Bichette to the Cincinnati Reds after the 1999 season. Although Hammonds would only spend one year on Blake Street, he made it count.
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That 2000 season ended up as the best of Hammonds’ 13-year career. Finishing fourth in the National League with a .335 average, Hammonds was selected to the first and only All-Star Game of his tenure in the Majors. Hammonds would also win an NL Player of the Week award for his performance during the last week of July in that 2000 season. Also that season Hammonds would swat 20 dingers to go along with a career-high 106 RBIs. Hammonds would only pass 50 RBIs one other time in his career.
In 13 seasons Hammonds would make stops in six separate clubhouses. Six years with Baltimore was the longest Jeffrey would spend with one team.
For fans out there that love useless trivia. Hammonds was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 draft by Baltimore. Why does that matter? Derek Jeter was the sixth overall pick that year.