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:
Utility Man (write-in): Ellis Burks
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.
- Larry Walker
- Charlie Blackmon
- Carlos Gonzalez
- Dante Bichette
- Matt Holliday
- Dexter Fowler
- Ellis Burks
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Overall, Burks got the write-in utility man spot over former pinch-hitter Jason Giambi.
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.
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.