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Number 38- Ubaldo Jimenez
No battle here. Ubaldo Jimenez is, arguably, the best pitcher in Colorado Rockies history. While he was a Rockie, he pitched to a 56-45 record with an ERA of 3.66 (128 ERA+) and he pitched to a WAR of 18.9 in six seasons.
The best season of those six was 2010 when he pitched to a 19-8 record with an ERA of 2.88. He was an All-Star as he was the starter for the NL, came in third in NL Cy Young voting, and 23rd in NL MVP voting.
Number 39- Steve Reed
There’s a debate on whether Jimenez is the best pitcher in Rockies history but for the best reliever in Rockies history, there isn’t much debate: it’s Steve Reed.
In parts of six seasons as a Rockie (1993-97, 2003-04), he wore number 39 for all of those seasons and he pitched to a 33-29 record with an ERA of 3.63 (140 ERA+) and he pitched to a bWAR of 11.8.
Number 40- Brian Fuentes
Fuentes wore number 40 for six of his seven seasons as a Rockie and in those six seasons, he pitched to a 3.28 ERA in 397 games with an ERA+ of 148. He was an All-Star in three of those six seasons as well.
Stay tuned as we will soon continue on with this series with the installment of numbers 41-50.