Colorado Rockies: A look at All-Star snubs throughout their history

DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Adam Ottavino #0 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the New York Mets in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on June 19, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Adam Ottavino #0 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the New York Mets in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on June 19, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Mike Myers, a member of the 2000 Colorado Rockies. Getty Images.
Mike Myers, a member of the 2000 Colorado Rockies. Getty Images. /

With the turn of the century and millennium, the Rockies, under new manager Buddy Bell, were able to get three All-Stars to represent them at Atlanta’s Turner Field. However, all three were on National League manager Bobby Cox’s bench. They were Todd Helton, third baseman Jeff Cirillo, and outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds (the latter two were in their first seasons as Rockies).

They, again, did have more deserving candidates but, surprisingly, all were pitchers.

Lefty-one-out-guy (aka LOOGY) Mike Myers, in his first season in purple pinstripes, pitched very well in the first half of the season. However, it was in limited innings (21 2/3 innings in 37 games).

First or Second Half — Game-Level
Split W L W-L% ERA G GF SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO WHIP SO9 SO/W
1st Half 0 1 .000 0.83 37 13 1 21.2 9 2 2 1 10 1 19 0.877 7.9 1.90
First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 37 82 71 2 9 3 1 1 10 19 .127 .244 .239 .483 .157 75 24

The other guy is also a lefty reliever. Gabe White was actually acquired by the Rockies after the season had started (April 7) from the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched very well out of the Rockies bullpen, though, as his ERA before the break was less than 2.00.

First or Second Half — Game-Level
Split W L W-L% ERA G GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BF WHIP SO9 SO/W
1st Half 6 0 1.000 1.76 39 8 1 46.0 32 9 9 4 9 51 180 0.891 10.0 5.67
First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR BB SO SO/W BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 39 180 164 9 32 7 4 9 51 5.67 .195 .240 .311 .551 .248 92 39

As you probably know, though, relievers that aren’t closers have a very hard time getting to the All-Star game, as shown by Adam Ottavino this season.

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