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.