While history-making Trevor Story is the present and future for the Rockies at the shortstop, two of his predecessors made our all-time Colorado 25-man roster. Looking at statistics and accomplishments, Clint Barmes and Troy Tulowitzki hold down the shortstop spot on our list.
Barmes makes our list partially because of his accomplishments but also because of his versatility. During his time eight seasons with the Rockies, Barmes could play second base just as easily as shortstop.
Barmes ranks second all-time among Colorado shortstops with 61 career home runs. Certainly Story has that number in his sites as he gets ready for his second season with the Rockies.
Of his 61 homers, 23 came during Colorado’s playoff season of 2009. That would be a career-high for him as would the 76 RBI he logged that campaign.
Regarding Tulowitzki, while the end of his Colorado career was a bit awkward, there’s no denying the impact he had at 20th and Blake during his time with the Rockies. In a decade with the club, Tulo made five All-Star games, won two Gold Gloves, two Sliver Sluggers, and finished fifth in the MVP vote twice.
Tulowitzki leads all Rockies’ shortstops in every major category. He ranks first in home runs (188), runs (660), RBI (657), stolen bases (55), average (.299), and isolated power (.215).