Colorado Rockies: Top Five Left Fielders In Franchise History
Number 3: Carlos Gonzalez (23.7 bWAR, 25.2 fWAR, 10 seasons as a Rockie)
The Rockies acquired Carlos Gonzalez in a trade for a guy that will be later on this list and coincidentally, they both wore the same uniform number.
2009 was his first season with the Rockies and he was not an everyday player. The majority of his games were in left field but barely as he played 47 in left field and 43 in center field.
The best season in his career came in 2010 when he led the NL in batting average as he hit .336/.376/.598 with an OPS+ of 143. He led the NL in hit (197), won a Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award, and came in 3rd in NL MVP voting.
Once again, though, he did play the majority of his games in left field but he played only 63 games there, with 58 in center field, and 40 in right field. The guy who left field the most was Seth Smith, as he played 71 games in left field.
He was the Rockies’ primary left fielder in 2011 (even though he only played 61 games in left field), 2012, and 2013. In that span, he was an All-Star twice, won two Gold Glove Awards, and accumulate 11.0 bWAR/10.7 fWAR. He was injured for most of 2014 and from 2015 onwards, he never played left field as he transitioned to playing right field.