- Todd Helton (Rockies Career WAR 61.8)
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The Toddfather is the G.O.A.T. for the Colorado Rockies, hands down. There is no debate.
Why you may ask? He is still the Rockies career leader in
- Games Played (2247)
- At-Bats (7962)
- Plate Appearances (9453)
- Runs Scored (1401)
- Hits (2519)
- Total Bases (4292)
- Doubles (592)
- Home Runs (369)
- Walks (1335)
- Runs Created (1848)
- Extra Base Hits (998)
- Intentional Walks (185)
And the list goes on. He also holds the record for seasons played with 17 to match the jersey. The release of joy we all got to enjoy when the Rockies clinched the NL Pennant in 2007 will be the most iconic image in Rockies history until they finally win a World Series.
Nobody personified a Mile-High ballplayer as Todd did. His best season came in 2000 when he led the MLB in Total Bases (409), OPS (1.162), Slugging (.698), OBP(.463), batting average( .372), RBI (147), Doubles (59), and the NL in hits with 216. He was the HR title away from the Triple-Crown, had he juiced like the majority of the ones above him on the leader-boards that year, he probably would have.
But then we wouldn’t have the untainted greatness that is the Toddfather. A resume that includes all the above plus 5 NL All-Star games, 3 Gold Gloves, 4 Silver Sluggers, and 6 top-15 MVP finishes. Not to let the writers off the hook, his 2nd place finish to Kerry Wood in the ROY voting for 1998 is yet another travesty of their unwarranted Coors Field bias.
Well, that’s it, folks, that’s my list. Please feel free to lambast me in the comments or any of my social media. I would love to debate about how you are wrong. Only kidding, maybe. In all seriousness, thank you all that stuck with me and made it to the end. I truly hope I made it worth the wait. I know I have had a blast putting this list together, and I look forward to all the future lists I make for you to hate.