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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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 17: Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 17: Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /

16. Jhoulys Chacin (Rockies Career WAR 14.7)

Jhoulys Chacin is one of the first on this list I feel should have been much higher had it not been for some bad luck on the field and with the injury bug.

In just 6 seasons in purple, he littered the Rockies record book with his name. He is in the top-5 in all major pitching categories except wins. His natural stuff was absolutely filthy and could go toe-toe with Adam Ottavino for best slider in team history. Despite the 2nd-best career ERA (3.78) in team history, he only won 38 games, which was a result of seriously poor run support and command that would evaporate in the middle of games.

These mixed with late-career injuries sapped him of much of his potential and keeps him out of the top-15. His best year came in 2013 where he pitched to the tune of a 3.47 ERA and 126 K’s in 197.1 IP, throwing in 14 wins for an ERA+ of 129 and 5.8 Pitching WAR (career-high).

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