Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, 2010
Stats: 19-8 record, 2.88 ERA, 1.155 WHIP, 33 GS, 221.2 IP, 164 H, 214 SO, 92 BB
Ubaldo Jimenez is the only pitcher on this list. As every baseball fan should know, it is tough to pitch at Coors Field, especially when half your games are there. However, Jimenez found a way to be excellent in 2010. He had a 3.19 ERA in 15 games at Coors that year, as well as only allowing four home runs at home.
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There was early signs that Jimenez was going to be special in 2010. On April 17th, Jimenez was making his third start of the season against the Atlanta Braves. He had already made two excellent starts to open the 2010 campaign and came into the game with a 2.25 era. It got lower, as Ubaldo Jimenez threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies history that night. Jimenez kept the amazing run going, starting the season 15-1 with a 2.20 ERA.
2010 was the last full season Ubaldo Jimenez played for the Rockies. As the next year he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for a group of prospects that included Drew Pomeranz. Jimenez finished third in the National League Cy Young race in 2010. After the trade, Jimenez never found the form he had in 2010, but it was an amazing year for the pitcher in a place where everything was against him to perform at a high level.