The Colorado Rockies have had some great hitting pitchers in their franchise history.
The Colorado Rockies have had a few good hitting pitchers in their franchise history. Some may attribute it to the altitude that they play their home games at but some are just really good hitters.
They have had a few Silver Slugger Award winners including one currently on the team. However, one of the team’s Silver Slugger Award winners is a bit lower on this list than I would have expected.
To qualify for this list, the player must have played with the Rockies for a minimum of two seasons and they must have had at least 75 plate appearances. Those 75 plate appearances must have come as a member of the Rockies and in addition, only their career as a Rockie will be considered.
Therefore, some pitchers like Jason Marquis, who only played one year with the Rockies but he won a Silver Slugger Award in 2005 with the Cardinals. His career OPS+ would put him on this list but not his OPS+ with the Rockies and his one season disqualify him from this list.
This list is also by OPS+ so it’s an even playing field for everyone considered.
Without further ado, let’s delve into the top ten hitting pitchers in Colorado Rockies franchise history.