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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DJ LeMahieu in a Colorado Rockies win
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 28: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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Number 9- DJ LeMahieu

Another close one here: Vinny Castilla‘s nine seasons as a Rockie and a 17.5 bWAR or DJ LeMahieu‘s seven seasons as a Rockie and a 16.1 bWAR.

Based on his average season as a Rockie, I went with LeMahieu.

The three Gold Gloves and good defense are what made me give LeMahieu the *slight* edge over Castilla but really, it could go either way.

Number 10- Dante Bichette

If you go by WAR, Dante Bichette won’t win anything. That’s part of the reason why WAR is a good barometer but not the be-all, end-all.

WAR doesn’t like Bichette because he had a relatively low on-base percentage and he wasn’t a good defender. With that, he only accumulated 4.6 bWAR in seven seasons as a Rockie.

However, considering that he averaged a .316/.352/.540 slash line and 29 home runs and 118 RBI while he was a Rockie, I think that, at the bare minimum, he is the best Rockie to ever don the number 10.

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The only others that may give Bichette a run at it are Mike Hampton (but not for his pitching as a Rockie) and Jeff Baker.

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