The Colorado Rockies have had a lot of turnover at the second base position in their franchise history. But they do have some clear frontrunners.
The Colorado Rockies have a bit of an odd history at second base. Most of the players that played second base were stop-gaps or just didn’t pan out. They also had a lot of second basemen play other positions, which is something that you’ll see in our list today.
Let’s take a look at the top five second basemen in Colorado Rockies history.
Number 5: Jamey Carroll (3.5 bWAR, 2.7 fWAR, 2 seasons as a Rockie, 189 games at 2B)
Jamey Carroll spent two seasons with the Rockies (2006 and 2007). He was the team’s primary second baseman in 2006 after he came over from the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos organization, where he had spent his entire career until he joined the Rockies.
In 2006, in 136 total games (109 at 2B), Carroll hit .300.377/.404 with an OPS+ of 94. He also had 19 DRS that season (18 at 2B) and had a WAR of 3.3, which was fifth-best on the Rockies that season. Not shabby for having to give the Nationals $300,000 for his services and pay him $700,000.
In 2007, he did not start for the Rockies every day as he gave way to someone that will be on this list later. He still had 60 appearances at 2B but played some other infield positions as well since he was mainly a bench option. He hit .225/.317/.300 with an OPS+ of 57.
In his Rockies tenure, he is best known as the player who hit the fly ball to right field that “scored” Matt Holliday for the winning run to beat the San Diego Padres for the NL West title in Game 163 in 2007.
2007 was his final season with the Rockies as the Rockies traded him to the Cleveland Indians after the 2007 season.