Colorado Rockies: Which players should be on the All-Decade Team?

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DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies
ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 27: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies reacts to hitting a grand slam during the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on August 27, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

First base

This is a tougher decision than one would think. On the surface, the obvious choice would be the greatest Rockies player of all-time, Todd Helton. The problem is Helton was in the twilight of his career and didn’t play in more than 124 games or put up good numbers in a season this decade before retiring in 2013. However, Justin Morneau had two solid seasons in Colorado, including winning a batting title in 2014.

It pains me to say it but the winner goes to Ian Desmond. Just kidding! Morneau gets the nod.

Second base

Three Gold Gloves, two All-Star selections, one batting title. Need I say more? For most of the decade, David John, aka DJ LeMahieu, was a cornerstone of the Rockies’ everyday lineup. Why they let him walk to the Yankees last season still gives me nightmares. Nonetheless, there is no other choice for second base.

Third base

Nolan Arenado, period. Let’s move on.


How does one choose between Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story? They both are/were defensive wizards with Tulo winning two Gold Gloves and Story being most deserving of one.

Both Silver Sluggers and perennial All-Stars that had/have injury issues. Tulo was a fan favorite but the edge goes to Story for one reason, in my opinion. He broke Alex Rodriguez‘s record for the fastest shortstop to reach 100 home runs, which he did in 448 games. That gives him the nod I believe.