The top 50 Colorado Rockies of all time: Numbers 50-41

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies gets ready to make a play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies gets ready to make a play against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 25: Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies bats at Coors Field on September 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 25: Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies bats at Coors Field on September 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

50. Justin Morneau (Rockies career WAR 3.8)

This has more to do with brevity than talent. He only spent two of his 13 big league years in the purple pinstripes. But what a two years it was, especially in 2014 as part of the best Opening Day lineup in Rockies history.

That year was also the year that Morneau won the National League batting title (his only one), while slashing .319/.364/.496 producing a 125 OPS+ and  3.4 WAR. He’s also the best defensive first-basemen since Todd Helton retired.

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