Colorado Rockies: The 10 best individual statistical seasons in franchise history
Honorable Mention: Troy Tulowitzki, SS, 2007
Stats: .291 AVG, 177 H, 104 R, 33 2B, 24 HR, 99 RBI, .359 OBP, .479 SLG, .838 OPS
This list is about great statistical seasons, Tulowitzki’s best years statistically as a Rockie were 2009-2011 and 2013. All things considered, Tulowitzki never hit 40 home runs like other guys on this list, and he drove in over 100 runs once. When you think of the Colorado Rockies in the past decade, he is probably the first player to pop into your head. That doesn’t mean Tulo wasn’t one of the best Rockies of all time. He was, but not staying healthy hurt his chances on this list.
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If 2007 wasn’t his best statistical year, why mention it? His season was more to it than stats that year. His numbers weren’t eye-popping but according to Baseball Reference he had a 6.8 WAR, which led the team that year. Tulo finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting behind Ryan Braun in one of the closest ROY races ever.
Tulowitzki’s numbers aren’t the same as others on this list but in 2007, Rockies fans fell in love. They had their own Derek Jeter in a sense, because he could hit and made highlight defensive plays. The 22-year-old California kid was a large part of the franchise’s most special season.