MLB.com fan vote for all-time 25-man Colorado Rockies roster released

DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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Monday evening, the Colorado Rockies announced the results of the fan vote for the club’s all-time 25-man roster and there are some names of old and young on the list.

The Rockies announced the results of fan voting for the club’s all-time 25-man roster. For voting, there are two players at each offensive position as well as a utility guy. For pitchers, there are five starting pitchers and three relievers. Here’s the list:

Catchers: Yorvit Torrealba and Chris Iannetta

First base: Todd Helton (a huge shock there) and Andres Galarraga

Second base: DJ LeMahieu and Eric Young Sr.

Third base: Nolan Arenado (another huge shocker there) and Vinny Castilla

Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki (again, not shocking) and Walt Weiss

Left field: Carlos Gonzalez and Matt Holliday

Center Field: Charlie Blackmon and Dexter Fowler

Right Field: Larry Walker and Dante Bichette

Utility Man (write-in): Ellis Burks

Starting Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez, Jorge De La Rosa, Aaron Cook, Jeff Francis, Pedro Astacio (in order of how many votes they received)

Relief Pitchers: Brian Fuentes, Huston Street, Matt Belisle (also in order of how many votes they received)

Interesting notes on the voting

For the outfielders, the Rockies selected the top six in fan voting and assigned them to a respective outfield position. Overall in voting for the outfielders, it looked like this.

  1. Larry Walker
  2. Charlie Blackmon
  3. Carlos Gonzalez
  4. Dante Bichette
  5. Matt Holliday
  6. Dexter Fowler
  7. Ellis Burks

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Overall, Burks got the write-in utility man spot over former pinch-hitter Jason Giambi.

For the starting pitchers, they note that Jason Jennings just missed a spot but Astacio got more votes. For the bullpen, Curt Leskanic, Steve Reed, and Rafael Betancourt were the next three in line.

Also, for the write-in ballot, the Rockies tweeted out some of the names they received as write-ins…and most were pretty funny.

Nearly a year ago, our own Kevin Henry went through the top 25 players in Rockies history and his list is a little bit different. Here are the points of departure:

Catcher: Jeff Reed is in place of Yorvit Torrealba at catcher. Chris Iannetta is on both lists

Shortstop: Clint Barmes is in place of Walt Weiss. Tulowitzki is on both lists.

Outfield: Ellis Burks is listed as an outfielder and Michael Cuddyer is on the list. Dante Bichette and Dexter Fowler are on the fan’s list but not Kevin’s.

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Pitchers: Kevin combined them into just a pitching category, in general. He has nine pitchers, overall. He has Jhoulys Chacin, Bruce Ruffin, and Steve Reed in his list while the fans voted for Huston Street and Matt Belisle.

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