Colorado Rockies: Top Five Right Fielders in Franchise History

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Larry Walker speak to the media after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020 on January 22, 2020 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Cooperstown, NY. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: Larry Walker speak to the media after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2020 on January 22, 2020 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Cooperstown, NY. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs to third base after hitting a 2 RBI triple in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs to third base after hitting a 2 RBI triple in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

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Honorable Mention: Charlie Blackmon (17.1 bWAR, 21.0 fWAR, parts of nine seasons as a Rockie)

Charlie Blackmon has been a center fielder for much of those nine seasons as only two of those seasons were as primary right fielder (2014 and 2019).

In those two seasons, he had a bWAR of 4.1 and an fWAR of 3.3. In both seasons, he was an All-Star and he had an OPS+ of 113.

He will likely surpass Cuddyer if he stays healthy and plays right field for the Rockies for a year or two more. As it is, it’s close but Blackmon just misses.

Number 1: Larry Walker (48.3 bWAR, parts of 10 seasons as a Rockie)

No surprise here. He’s the first Colorado Rockies player to ever become a Hall of Famer for good reason.

In the part of ten seasons as a Rockie, he was an All-Star four times, ranked in NL MVP voting six times which includes his 1997 NL MVP win, five Gold Glove Awards, and two Silver Slugger Awards. In 1,170 games as a Rockie, he had 258 home runs, 848 RBI, a .334/.426/.618 slash line, and an OPS+ of 147.

If it wasn’t for his extensive injury history as a Rockie and the Coors Field bias that many people outside of Denver don’t comprehend, he likely would have been inducted into the Hall of Fame much earlier.

Soon, we will also go through the top pitchers in the Rockies history so stay tuned for our list on them.

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