Colorado Rockies: The best player to wear each number (#21-#30)

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 28: Trevor Story #27, Ryan McMahon #24, Nolan Arenado #28, and Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate the win against the Miami Marlins during Opening Day at Marlins Park on March 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 28: Trevor Story #27, Ryan McMahon #24, Nolan Arenado #28, and Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate the win against the Miami Marlins during Opening Day at Marlins Park on March 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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28 Jun 1998: Miguel Tejada #4 of the Oakland Athletics attempts to tag Ellis Burks #26 of the Colorado Rockies out during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Athletics 11-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /All
28 Jun 1998: Miguel Tejada #4 of the Oakland Athletics attempts to tag Ellis Burks #26 of the Colorado Rockies out during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Athletics 11-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /All /

Number 26- Burks

This was the closest battle in this installment. It was between Ellis Burks and Jeff Francis but considering that Burks had a slightly higher WAR in fewer seasons as a Rockie, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

In five seasons as a Rockie, he hit .306/.378/.579 with an OPS+ of 128 and a WAR of 12.0. Nearly two-thirds of that WAR came in the 1996 season when, in his only season as Rockies’ primary left fielder, he came in third in NL MVP voting.

Even though he was the primary left fielder for one season, it was good enough for him to get on our list for the top five Rockies left fielders of all-time.

David Dahl currently wears #26 so if he has a few more good seasons with the Rockies, he could pass Burks on this list eventually.

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