Colorado Rockies: Top Five Right Fielders in Franchise History

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Larry Walker

DENVER – MAY 25: Larry Walker #33 of the Colorado Rockies throws the ball in from the outfield during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on May 25, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Giants 5-1. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have had their fair share of strong right fielders in their franchise history, including an obvious pick for the best right fielder.

Over the last few weeks, we have gone through each position and ranked the top Colorado Rockies to play each position.

For each of these lists, we are attempting to consider just their time at the position but when the player plays multiple positions in the same season, it can become a bit murky.

We are considering players that were “primary” right fielders, meaning that they had to have at least one season in which they played more games than anyone else in right field. However, we don’t have any restrictions on a player only being limited to one position.

If we did, this would be a much weaker list, and guys like Ellis Burks, Dante Bichette, and Carlos Gonzalez would not make it one list or another in the outfield that the numbers say that they should obviously be a part of.

We are considering their numbers both on Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs and particularly, with each site’s calculation of WAR since it encompasses the entirety of a player’s game. As always, though, WAR is not the be-all, end-all but just one way to help determine some close battles. In addition, since WAR was not even a statistic for these player’s careers, sometimes other things must be considered, like the “eye test.”

Without further ado, let’s dive in to the top five Colorado Rockies right fielders of all-time.

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