Colorado Rockies: The 10 best individual statistical seasons in franchise history
Matt Holliday, OF, 2007
Stats: .340 AVG, 216 H, 120 R, 50 2B, 36 HR, 137 RBI, .405 OBP, .607 SLG, 1.012 OPS
Every Rockies fan knows how magical the 2007 season was. It is still by far the greatest season in franchise history a decade later. Matt Holliday was a large reason for that magical run, more than that slide in the Wild Card tie-breaker game against the San Diego Padres. He made the All-Star Game and won the Sliver Slugger for the second straight year.
As Bichette did, Holliday finished as a runner-up in the NL MVP race to Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies. Although, Holliday got a better deal, as he hit a home run in two of the three games against the Phillies in the NLDS. The Rockies would go on to sweep Rollins and the Phillies. Holliday hit two more home runs in the NLCS against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he and the Rockies would be on their way to their first league pennant. Unfortunately, they fell short of a World Series Championship against the Boston Red Sox.
Holliday led the National League in batting average, RBI, hits, and doubles in 2007. He was traded to Oakland Athletics before the 2009 season. He’s been a very good player since mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals and is now with the New York Yankees.