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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.