Colorado Rockies: The top 50 Rockies of all time (numbers 20-11)

DENVER - JUNE 19: A general view of the scoreboard at night during the game between the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 19, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images)
DENVER - JUNE 19: A general view of the scoreboard at night during the game between the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 19, 1995 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – MAY 05: Manager Walt Weiss #22 of the Colorado Rockies during Interleague play at Coors Field on May 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

20. Walt Weiss (Rockies Career WAR 3.8)

This is where things really get subjective. I am sure many will see that Rockies career WAR and scoff at this ranking with so many of the previous players posting a much higher Rockies career WAR.

But this is about more than just analytical impact. Some may be taken aback that I’m not just a robot that’s a slave to the numbers at this point, but they have never been the end-all to my analytical commentary.

The intangibles with Weiss were off the charts if one existed to measure them. His defensive prowess was second to none and the main reason for his Rookie of the Year trophy I am sure is sitting on the mantle at home.

His best year as a Rockie came in 1997 when he slashed .270/.377/.384 drawing 66 walks and striking out only 56 times. The perfect 8-hole hitter and defensive shortstop in a bygone era. But, again, what he added to the clubhouse both during and after his career are what push him into the top-20.

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