Colorado Rockies: Top Five Left Fielders In Franchise History

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 19: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Corey Dickerson #6 after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park July 19, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 19: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Corey Dickerson #6 after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park July 19, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 25: Corey Dickerson #6 and Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate after a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 25: Corey Dickerson #6 and Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate after a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

We continue our rankings of the top five Colorado Rockies to play each position. Today, we discuss left fielders.

We have reached the outfield for our rankings of the top five Colorado Rockies in franchise history and, frankly, the outfield was hardest to rank. Why? As you will see in a moment, many of the left fielders also spent a lot of time in center and/or right field as well.

For this, we will try to consider just their time playing left field but for some instances, it is a bit hard as for some of them, they spent significant time playing another outfield position. In fact, one of the players on our list was only the primary left fielder for one season but he spent five seasons as a Rockie, and, when he wasn’t injured, he was an everyday player.

Also, in our previous rankings, we have mainly ranked them based on a combination of bWAR and fWAR. It’s kind of hard to do that for outfielders for a few reasons. First off is what I mentioned above: a lot of them split time between different outfield spots. Secondly, with the vast area to cover in Coors Field, many of the Rockies players are knocked down a lot due to their defensive metrics. That is primarily the case for one of the guys on this list that is fairly high.

We will still have their bWAR and fWAR’s listed but it will be from their total career as a Rockie.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

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