Colorado Rockies: The greatest players to wear numbers 41-50

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait at the Colorado Rockies Spring Training Facility at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 19, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait at the Colorado Rockies Spring Training Facility at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 19, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) /
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2 Apr 2001: Jose Jimenez #49 of the Colorado Rockies throws the pitch during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cardinals 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
2 Apr 2001: Jose Jimenez #49 of the Colorado Rockies throws the pitch during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cardinals 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport /

Number 49

For a long time, this spot seemed like a lock for Rex Brothers. He wore 49 the longest out of any Rockie and he was a homegrown reliever who looked like the natural successor to Huston Street as the Rockies closer. Instead, he had one bad season in 2014 and he was gone after the 2015 season after not making many appearances.

This spot could go to Antonio Senzatela eventually. He was named National League Rookie of the Month to start the 2017 season. He went 9-3 with a 4.68 ERA before going to the bullpen to monitor his innings. He pitched well out of the bullpen in 2018 but struggled back in the rotation in 2019.

This spot deservingly goes to Jose Jimenez who, at one point, had the most saves in franchise history (102) until Brian Fuentes passed his record. Jimenez became a staple in the Rockies bullpen from 2000-2003. In 2002, he set a then-franchise record with 41 saves with a 3.56 ERA.

The next year he started and did not have nearly the success he did in relief. Regardless though, he is one of the best arms in franchise history.

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Number 50

Some notable players that wore 50 include Jamie Moyer, who became the oldest player ever to ever earn a win at the age of 49. Julian Tavarez won nine games in a row with two complete games to earn a career high in wins with 11. Chi Chi Gonzalez wears the number currently.

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