Colorado Rockies: Top 50 Rockies of All-Time 30-21

DENVER, CO - MAY 05: A detail of the scoreboard as sunset falls over the stadium as the Atlanta Braves face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 5, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Braves defeated the Rockies 13-9. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 05: A detail of the scoreboard as sunset falls over the stadium as the Atlanta Braves face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 5, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Braves defeated the Rockies 13-9. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER – AUGUST 21: Brian Fuentes #40 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Chicago Cubs on August 21, 2005 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER – AUGUST 21: Brian Fuentes #40 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Chicago Cubs on August 21, 2005 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

27. Brian Fuentes (Rockies Career WAR 9.8)

Brian was the first multi-time All-Star Closer in club history. For a 4-year period, no one on the front range worried about how a close game with a lead would end with Fuentes on the mound.

A closer more from an era before him, a hard-throwing lefty with a quirky delivery that had many multiple-inning saves. As well as used to hold close deficits or in non-save/high-leverage situations. He never pitched less than 62 innings in a full season, while spending all but 2 years as the unquestioned closer.

His best season in Colorado came in his 2005 All-Star season where he racked up 31 saves and 91 strikeouts with a 2.91 ERA in 74.1 IP for a 165 ERA+.

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