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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DENVER – JUNE 18: Vinny Castilla #9 of the Colorado Rockies swings at the pitch during the game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 18, 2004 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 5-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER – JUNE 18: Vinny Castilla #9 of the Colorado Rockies swings at the pitch during the game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 18, 2004 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 5-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

Todd Helton was, yet again, an All-Star in 2004 and this time, he was, like in 2002, the Rockies only representative. In something that you’ve probably noticed by now, a few more Rockies could posted numbers that could have made them an All-Star.

One of them in 2004 was Rockies third baseman, Vinny Castilla, who was in his second tenure with the team. His numbers looked like this entering the All-Star break.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 79 350 309 47 84 28 16 71 33 59 .272 .340 .531 .871 .283 102 126

Rockies outfielder Jeromy Burnitz also put up very good numbers in the first half of his first season in a Rockies uniform.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 81 337 303 49 87 20 18 57 30 73 .287 .356 .551 .907 .324 99 136

2005

In 2005, the game was held at Comerica Park in Detroit and the Rockies, yet again, only had one All-Star in Brian Fuentes. As a result, for the first time since 1999, Mr. Rockie Todd Helton did not represent the team at the All-Star game.

However, that doesn’t mean that doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t have been. Here are his first half stats.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 85 368 302 44 87 24 10 39 61 56 .288 .414 .474 .888 .326 82 138

2006

The 2006 ASG was at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and the Rockies had two representatives: Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday. Again, Helton was the main snub on the Rockies. Here are the first half stats for him.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 73 325 260 51 77 19 10 43 56 33 .296 .425 .492 .917 .303 109 140

Another Rockie that posted really good numbers in the half of the season was Brad Hawpe.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 84 329 290 42 90 18 5 15 49 39 77 .310 .392 .562 .954 .379 112 147

Third baseman Garrett Atkins was another Rockie that posted really good numbers in the first half of the season.

First or Second Half
Split G PA AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1st Half 84 363 314 55 96 26 11 58 39 39 .306 .383 .494 .877 .315 83 128
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