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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Matt Holliday of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 7: Matt Holliday #7 of the Colorado Rockies follows the flight of a second inning solo homerun off of Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

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Number 1: Holliday (18.5 bWAR, 20.3 fWAR, parts of seven seasons as a Rockie)

Matt Holliday played fewer seasons as a Rockie than Carlos Gonzalez but considering that he only played left field as a Rockie, it helped him in our rankings, and thus, he tops our list.

As a Rockie, he hit .319/.387/.550 with an OPS+ of 131. In his final three seasons as a Rockie, he came in 15th, 2nd, and 18th in NL MVP voting. The 2nd place appearance came in 2007 when the Rockies reached the World Series. He led the National League in hits (216), doubles (50), RBI (137), and batting average (.340).

The Rockies traded him to Oakland in the aforementioned trade that brought Carlos Gonzalez to Denver after the 2008 season.

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He returned to the Rockies in 2018 for their stretch run and he hit .283/.415/.434 with an OPS+ of 116. He also appeared in the NLDS as a pinch hitter/late-game replacement for the Rockies but the Rox were swept in the three games by Milwaukee. Those ended up being the final at-bats that Holliday would have in his MLB career.

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