The 10 greatest Colorado Rockies of the last decade

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 26: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on September 26, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 26: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on September 26, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 10: Manager Jim Tracy #4 of the Colorado Rockies protests a double play call by umpire Angel Campos and is ejected from the game at the end of the seventh inning at Coors Field on September 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 10: Manager Jim Tracy #4 of the Colorado Rockies protests a double play call by umpire Angel Campos and is ejected from the game at the end of the seventh inning at Coors Field on September 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

With the 2019 World Series soon drawing to a close (and, with it, the last baseball game of this decade), it’s a good time to look back at the past decade for the Colorado Rockies.

There have been plenty of memorable moments for the Colorado Rockies over the last decade … and many of those moments were made by the players on the list that we have deemed as the top 10 players of the franchise since the Rockies took the field for the first time this decade on April 5, 2010.

On that day, Colorado defeated the Milwaukee Brewers by a 5-3 score under the watchful eye of manager Jim Tracy. Ironically, the Rockies also ended the decade with a win over the Brewers, downing them 4-3 to finish off a three-game sweep at Coors Field, guided by manager Bud Black.

So the decade was bookended by victories over Milwaukee. It was also started and finished with many of the players on this list on the field.

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For the purposes of this list, we looked at not only WAR but also a player’s overall contribution over the past decade only and where they finished on the decade leaderboard. Some of the players on this list were on the team prior to 2010 and some will be on the team longer than 2019. We’re only focusing on the 2010-2019 seasons so keep that in mind before you go too crazy about where a player is ranked or why we picked one memorable moment over another.

But hey, if you’d rank them a different way, let us know in the comments section below. Like baseball, this is not a perfect exercise and does have a touch of human element mixed into it as well.

Let’s get started. Remember, all stats quoted in the article are during the 2010-2019 time period.

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