We continue our countdown of the best Colorado Rockies to wear each uniform number with numbers 51 through 60.
Throughout the history of the Colorado Rockies, there have been 76 different uniform numbers that have been worn by players. We have been counting down the lists in the past few months and there were some battles and some anomalies, which is why we have been consulting Baseball-Reference, Baseball Almanac, and the 2019 Rockies media guide.
For today’s list, a lot of Rockies that are still on the team currently are on this list and if they aren’t on the team, a lot were on the team in the last few years, which is unlike most of the lists thus far. Also, unlike every other list thus far, this list is completely compromised of pitchers.
Let’s dive into numbers 51 through 60.
Number 51- Jake McGee
Jake McGee has had a rough few years but he is still the winner at number 51 because his longevity at the number. There are over a dozen other players to wear the number as a Rockie but the only players to wear it for more than one season are Sun-Woo Kim, Juan Morillo, Matt Reynolds, and Brooks Brown so McGee is the clear winner.
In 225 games as a Rockie, McGee pitched to a 4.78 ERA (104 ERA+), a 4.65 FIP, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His best season as a Rockie came in 2017 when in 62 games, he pitched to a 3.61 ERA (140 ERA+), a 2.93 FIP, a 1.099 WHIP, and a 3.6:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.