17. Eric Young Sr. (Rockies Career WAR 9.5)
This is one where at first glance people may assume subjectivity along the lines of #20 on this list. That is until you realize he is tied with another in this installment for 13th all-time in player WAR.
This man had a 15-year journeyman career across 7 clubs amassing almost 500 steals. This was his calling card: speed, speed, and more speed. Young is one of only six men in MLB history to steal 6 bases in a single game.
To add even more to that, in that same game, EY Sr. stole 2B, 3B, and home in the same half-inning. You could not have created a better fire-starter. He still leads the Rockies in career stolen bases with 180. His best year came in 1995 when he slashed .324/.393/.421 and leading the league in with 53 stolen bases.
He also won the Silver Slugger for 2B and was selected to the All-Star Game, the only time he won/was selected for either in his career. All this and I still haven’t mentioned he holds arguably the greatest moment in Rockies history.
Now that I’m thinking about it, if anything, this might be a little low for him. But I digress…on to the next!