76 different numbers have been worn by players in Colorado Rockies history and we are determining which player was the best to wear each and every one of them.
There were a few very close battles in those two installments but not so much in this one. However, in my opinion, this list has the most talent of all of the installments thus far.
We are considering their time wearing that number only and also, to make sure there are no discrepancies in uniform numbers (like there was earlier in the series but we had photographic proof), we are consulting both Baseball-Reference and Baseball Almanac.
Let’s take a look.
Number 21- Young Sr.
Eric Young Sr. was the first Colorado Rockies player to ever wear the number 21 and he is still the best Rockies player to ever wear it.
In parts of five seasons as a Rockie, he hit .295/.378/.412 with an OPS+ of 92 and a WAR of 9.5.
The only other player that has worn the number for more than two seasons is Choo Freeman so this one was pretty obvious. Kyle Freeland currently wears #21 so he could give Young a run for his money if he can put together another season or two as he did in 2018 for the Rockies but, currently, Young has a stronghold on it.