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) /
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Colorado Rockies’ pitcher Jason Jennings delivers a pitch to Florida Marlins’ outfielder Preston Wilson During sixth inning action 12 August, 2002, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Florida. AFP PHOTO/RHONA WISE (Photo by RHONA WISE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images)
Colorado Rockies’ pitcher Jason Jennings delivers a pitch to Florida Marlins’ outfielder Preston Wilson During sixth inning action 12 August, 2002, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Florida. AFP PHOTO/RHONA WISE (Photo by RHONA WISE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Number 4: Jason Jennings (35 OPS+, 347 plate appearances)

Of all of the players on this list, Jason Jennings had the most plate appearances. That was partially due to his six seasons as a Rockie but also, he started in all of his 156 appearances as a Rockie.

When he won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2002, he hit .306/.348/.371 with 11 RBI, four doubles, and even three walks.

Overall, as a Rockie, he hit .219/.259/.285 with two home runs and 25 RBI along with 14 doubles.

Number 3: Brian Bohanon (39 OPS+, 181 plate appearances)

Brian Bohanon spent three seasons as a Rockie and by OPS+, he got better by each season at the plate.

Overall, with the Rockies, he hit .226/.262/.342 with three home runs and 21 RBI along with nine doubles.

His best season was his last in the majors (2001) and he hit .323/.344/.452 in 33 plate appearances. He had four doubles and three RBI.

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