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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10 Apr 1993: Infielder Eric Young of the Colorado Rockies during a game against the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory Credit: Tim de Frisco /Allsport)
10 Apr 1993: Infielder Eric Young of the Colorado Rockies during a game against the Montreal Expos at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory Credit: Tim de Frisco /Allsport) /

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!

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