Colorado Rockies: Selecting the All-Time 25-Man Roster
By Kevin Henry
The past meets the present at second base where we’ve selected Eric Young and DJ LeMahieu as our second sackers.
Five seasons into his Colorado career, LeMahieu already has a number of impressive credentials to his credit. He finished as last year’s MLB leader in batting average at .348 and posted career-highs in homers (11), RBI (66), OBP (.416), slugging percentage (.495) and OPS (.911).
He is only one of two Rockies’ second baseman to make an All-Star appearance, and he is the only Colorado second baseman to win a Gold Glove.
Young, meanwhile, was the club’s first second baseman and was one of the premier base stealers in his day. He is Colorado’s franchise record holder in steals with 180. He will always be long remembered for hammering a leadoff home run in the Colorado’s first-ever franchise at-bat in Denver.
In Colorado’s 1995 playoff season, Young led the league in triples. He then followed it up by making the All-Star Game in 1996. That 1996 campaign would be his greatest in purple pinstripes as he led all of MLB in stolen bases and won the Silver Slugger award.
Among Colorado second baseman, Young is the all-time career leader in runs (378) and RBI (227).