Colorado Rockies: The best players to wear each number (#0-#10)

DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 3: Kazuo Matsui of the Colorado Rockies attempts to steal second base during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on September 3, 2006. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 12-5. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 3: Kazuo Matsui of the Colorado Rockies attempts to steal second base during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on September 3, 2006. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 12-5. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Number 6- Corey Dickerson

This is one of the discrepancies that we mentioned at the beginning. Baseball-Reference says that Kazuo Matsui wore #6 for 2006 and part of 2007 and #7 for the rest of 2007. Baseball Almanac says #16 for 2006 and #7 for 2007. Considering the picture above shows that he wore #16 in 2006 and it would be close battle anyways, Corey Dickerson is the winner.

Dickerson played three seasons with the Rockies and he played to a 4.4 bWAR, with 3.1 of that coming from 2014. That season, he played in 131 games and he hit 24 home runs, 76 RBI, and he hit .312/.364/.567, and an OPS+ of 141.

The Rockies traded him to the Rays for German Marquez and Jake McGee. Not a bad deal for the Rockies at all.

Number 7- Jeff Cirillo

Unfortunately for Matsui, he doesn’t get number 7 either. Jeff Cirillo gets that honor.

He played two seasons with the Rockies and he was an All-Star in the first season as he had 115 RBI (compared to only 11 home runs). Combined between the two seasons, he hit .320/.379/.475 with an OPS+ of 99.

Seth Smith was another candidate for the winner of #7.

Number 8- Yorvit Torrealba

Charlie Blackmon also wore #8 but he played less than a season’s worth of games wearing it. Therefore, Yorvit Torrealba is the winner.

In parts of five seasons with the Rockies, he hit .256/.313/.379 with an OPS+ of 74 and a bWAR of 1.0.

Gerardo Parra, Kirt Manwaring, Roberto Mejia, and Michael McKenry were the other players that have worn the number and played three or more seasons with the Rockies wearing that number.

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