The calendar is about change to a new year/decade which can only mean one thing … it is list season! I know, I know, it is a cliché, but instead of talking about another useless Nolan Arenado trade rumor (it is not going to happen by the way, so stop worrying), why not take a look back at the past decade?
Over the past 10 years, there have been quite a few highs and even more lows for the Colorado Rockies. Instead of focusing on the lows, let’s take a position by position look at the best the Rockies had to offer during the 2010s with an All-Decade team. There has been a ton of talent that has called Coors Field home, here is a list of the best of the best.
What better way to start this list off than with a position in which the Rockies have had zero standout players. Seriously, name a catcher that has had more than one good season this past decade.
Anyone??? Bueller??? Bueller???
From Chris Iannetta to Wilin Rosario to Tony Wolters, the Rockies have struggled to find a constant presence behind home plate. Rosario had the most offensive production but was awful on a good day defensively. Wolters had an all-around solid season in 2019 but that doesn’t make him All-Decade-worthy.
Since there is no clear-cut choice, I am picking the dark horse that is Nick Hundley. Even though he was only in Denver for two seasons, he put up good numbers and handled the pitching staff well. In his two seasons, he hit .281/.330/.455 with 20 HR, 91 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 186 games.