Colorado Rockies: The top 10 best hitting pitchers in franchise history

Colorado Rockies starter Mike Hampton pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning 01 July 2001 in Phoenix. AFP Photo/Mike FIALA (Photo by Mike FIALA / AFP) (Photo by MIKE FIALA/AFP via Getty Images)
Colorado Rockies starter Mike Hampton pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning 01 July 2001 in Phoenix. AFP Photo/Mike FIALA (Photo by Mike FIALA / AFP) (Photo by MIKE FIALA/AFP via Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 6
Next
17 Jun 1998: Darryl Kile #57 of the Colorado Rockies in action during a game against the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Rockies 6-3. Credit: Otto Greule Jr./Allsport (Getty Images)
17 Jun 1998: Darryl Kile #57 of the Colorado Rockies in action during a game against the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Rockies 6-3. Credit: Otto Greule Jr./Allsport (Getty Images) /

Number 10: Darryl Kile (19 OPS+, 148 plate appearances)

The late Darryl Kile struggled as a pitcher with the Colorado Rockies.

In his two seasons as a Rockie, he hit .203/.252/.244 with an OPS+ of 19. His best season at the plate was 1998 as he hit .254/.293/.324 with an OPS+ of 50.

He never had another season with an OPS+ above 14 so that may have partially come from the “Coors” effect.

Number 9: Tyler Chatwood (22 OPS+, 183 plate appearances)

This one of the few surprises that I had during the research of this. In five seasons as a Rockie, Tyler Chatwood hit .209/.238/.241 in 183 appearances with an OPS+ of 22.

His best season at the plate was the season that he had the most plate appearances as in 2013, he had 45 plate appearances and he hit .300/.333/.325 with an OPS+ of 72.

In 2012, he had an OPS+ of 55 but no other season was above 12.

facebooktwitterreddit