Honorable Mention: Neifi Perez (-1.4 fWAR, 1.0 bWAR, parts of six seasons as a Rockie)
His WAR does not place Neifi Perez in this list and nor does his on-base or slugging abilities. However, his fielding was above average in most seasons and he even won a Gold Glove. In his last three full seasons as a Rockie (1998-2000), he only missed a total of five games, and all five were in 1999.
Big mistake on the Rockies part as Dye was an All-Star in 2000 and had 118 and 119 RBIs the previous two seasons.
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Number 1: Troy Tulowitzki (33.9 fWAR, 39.5 bWAR, parts of 10 seasons as a Rockie)
No stunner here. Troy Tulowitzki is the best shortstop in Rockies history and he’s one of the best Rockies in history, in general.
If injuries hadn’t derailed his career, he’d likely be a Hall of Famer. In the parts of ten seasons as Rockie, he hit .299/.371/.513 with an OPS+ of 123. He was an All-Star five times, won two Gold Glove Awards, two Silver Slugger Awards, came in second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2007, and he ranked in MVP voting six times, including two Top 5 finishes in 2009 and 2010.
Hoffman and Tinoco are the only two left in the organization and neither has panned out for the Rockies at the major league level quite yet but the trade didn’t really work out for the Blue Jays either. Nonetheless, Tulowitzki is the best shortstop in Rockies’ history.