Former Colorado Rockies that are on the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot
Millwood spent his 2011 season with the Rockies. He only made nine starts as he joined the team in August after he spent the first part of the season with the Boston Red Sox in the minor leagues. He had an ERA of 3.98 while with the Rockies.
However, in his MLB career, he was 169-152 and an ERA of 4.11 is not going to get him in the Hall of Fame. I think that he will be in the same vote as Moyer: he will be off the ballot after this year as he won’t accrue enough votes to stay on the ballot.
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One interesting name on the Hall of Fame ballot is Brad Lidge. He never played for the Rockies as he was a set-up man or closer for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals. However, he graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado (about 15 miles south of Coors Field). Currently, he resides in Englewood (about 10 miles south of Coors Field).
In his 11 season MLB career, he went 26-32 with a 3.54 ERA and 225 career saves. Like the others, I highly doubt that he will make the Hall of Fame this year (or ever, to be quite honest) but I think that his voting total has a potential of being intriguing. He ranked in the top ten in Cy Young Award voting twice and he was a two-time All-Star. I think that he will probably get a few votes due to these but not enough to get the minimum of five percent.
Obviously, of the people here, Larry Walker has the best chance of making the Hall of Fame but his time is running out. It’s a shame that he has been overlooked because of the “Coors Field effect.” I also think that a big reason for it is because the 10 player limit on the ballot.
If writers could just vote “yes” or “no” on a player and not just be limited to 10 players (believe me, if I had a vote, there is 16 or 17 players that I would believe are Hall of Famers).
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The other former Rockies that we discussed will most likely not even be on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot. However, Mr. Rockie himself, Todd Helton, will be on that ballot so it could be one to look forward to for Rockies fans.