Colorado Rockies: The 10 best individual statistical seasons in franchise history
Todd Helton, 1B, 2000
Stats: .372 AVG, 216 H, 138 R, 59 2B, 42 HR, 147 RBI, .463 OBP, .698 SLG, 1.162 OPS
The greatest player in Colorado Rockies history is the only man to have his number retired by the franchise, other than Jackie Robinson’s 42. Todd Helton had one of the most dominant hitting seasons in 2000. He collected the first of his four Sliver Slugger Awards that year. It was the start of a star in Colorado.
In Helton’s third full season in the Major Leagues, he put up incredible numbers. It wasn’t all Coors Field either. Helton hit .353 away from home, including 15 home runs, 59 runs batted in, and a 1.074 OPS. He topped all of baseball in batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, doubles, and runs batted in.
This was the first of many great seasons for Todd Helton. He went on to play 13 more seasons in MLB, all with the Rockies. In total he won four Sliver Sluggers, three Gold Gloves, and made five All-Star Game appearances. If it wasn’t for a bad back and other injuries later on in his career, he most likely would’ve had a chance at 3,000 hits … but 2,519 isn’t too bad.