9. 2012: (Overall Batter OPS+ 98)
- Marco Scutaro 2B
- Dexter Fowler CF
- Carlos Gonzalez LF
- Troy Tulowitzki SS
- Todd Helton 1B
- Michael Cuddyer RF
- Ramon Hernandez C
- Chris Nelson 3B
- Jeremy Guthrie P
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At first glance, you may wonder why this lineup would be in the top 10. What this Opening Day lineup is hiding is that DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon were both coming off the bench as virtual rookies.
This lineup was even further lengthened by career years for Jordan Pacheco with a 93 OPS+ in 505 plate appearances and Tyler Colvin with a 114 OPS+, 10 triples, and 18 home runs. This is with a lineup featuring Carlos Gonzalez during a 20/20 season (leading the team in OPS+ at 122, and Wilin Rosario hitting 28 bombs at the catcher position.
This lineup had an overall batter OPS+ of 98 and ranked in the top five in every offensive statistic except stolen bases, caught stealing percentage, and walks.