Colorado Rockies: Top 10 all-time best Opening Day lineups
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Let’s talk a look back at some of the best Opening Day lineups ever fielded in the history of the Colorado Rockies franchise.
With the 2020 Major League Baseball Opening Day pushed back to an uncertain date, we thought it would be good to look at some of the lineups of the past and their collective offensive prowess.
We will start our list from a lineup that took the field almost 20 years ago.
10. 2001: (Overall Batter OPS+ 102)
- Juan Pierre CF
- Todd Walker 2B
- Larry Walker RF
- Todd Helton 1B
- Jeff Cirillo 3B
- Todd Hollandsworth LF
- Neifi Perez SS
- Brent Mayne C
- Mike Hampton P
When you have a National League lineup and weakest batter is not the pitcher, you wouldn’t think it could hold up in any all-time best list. But when your top two hitters are Todd Helton in his prime and Larry Walker’s last great season (each had a 160 OPS+/35+ homers/120+ RBI/.330+ batting average), you can still secure the 10 spot with only two hitters with an OPS+ over 100. The heart of this lineup was stone-cold.