Colorado Rockies: The best players to wear each number (#11-#20)

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 30: Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies stands at first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on August 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies beat the Reds 9-6. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 30: Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies stands at first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on August 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies beat the Reds 9-6. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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24 Jun 1993: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at the ball during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
24 Jun 1993: First baseman Andres Galarraga of the Colorado Rockies swings at the ball during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport /

Number 14- Andres Galarraga

Here’s another easy one. The only other everyday player or pitcher that has worn the number for multiple seasons is Tony Wolters so Andres Galarraga is the easy choice.

In his five seasons as a Rockie, Galarraga hit .316/.367/.577 in 679 games with an OPS+ of 126. He was an All-Star twice, ranked in the top 16 in MVP voting in all five seasons and top 10 in four of the five, and he won a Silver Slugger Award.

Number 15- Jeff Reed

A lot of players have worn the number in Rockies history and a lot have not lasted long. 15 players have worn the number and only four of them spent more than a season with the Rockies and was an everyday player or pitcher who had more than a cup of coffee.

Those four are Jeff Reed, Denny Neagle, Ben Petrick, and Raimel Tapia and Reed is the winner.

In parts of four seasons with the Rockies as catcher, Reed hit .286/.373/.456 with an OPS+ of 99 and a bWAR of 4.2 in 365 games.

Number 16- Curt Leskanic

This one was a fairly close call as Huston Street also wore the number (3.1 bWAR in 3 seasons) but I’m going with Curt Leskanic.

In the five seasons that he wore #16 (1995-1999), Leskanic pitched exclusively out of the Rockies bullpen and he pitched to a 4.81 ERA (112 ERA+) and a 4.19 FIP and averaged 66 games a season. He also had a bWAR of 6.8 in those five seasons.

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