13. Dante Bichette (Rockies Career WAR 4.8)
This is another point where I get to reiterate this is my list. As with EY Sr. and Walt Weiss before him, the stamp he put on an expansion club during its inception goes far beyond the stats they put on the sheet even though he stuffed that plenty.
As the second-best LF in Rockies history, his best season alone justifies his placing on this list. 1995 was insane for Dante where he led the NL in hits (197), home runs( 40), RBI (128), slugging (.620), and total bases (359).
He finished 2nd in MVP voting (one of the worst snubs in MLB history, just look at the numbers), winning the Silver Slugger and going to the 2nd of three straight All-Star games of the 4 total he had in LoDo. And this wasn’t even one of the years he joined the 20/20 (1994) or 30/30 (1996) clubs. He’s still one of only six Rockies to have 200+ career home runs.
So please, @ me on social with your doubts if you will for this ranking. I’ll wait. Oh, and one more thing, unlike so many in today’s game, he only struck out more than 100 times twice in his 14-year career.