8. Vinny Castilla (Rockies Career WAR 17.5)
This is the second-to-last Blake Street Bomber on this list (I am sure you can figure out who the last one is). Regardless of the time spent in Atlanta and other stops, he is forever a Rockie. I chose that picture specifically to show that what Vinny has meant to this organization goes FAR beyond what he did on the field.
But what he did on the field, more than justifies him being 8th on this list. In his Rockies career, he hit below .275 only once, his sophomore campaign. He only made the All-Star game twice but was in the top-25 of MVP voting 4 times.
His best year came in 1998 where he slashed .319/.362/.589 adding 46 home runs and 144 RBI while striking out only 89 times. He was another of those power hitters with patience that made up so many mid-90’s lineups in LoDo. He struck out over 100 times only three times in 16 seasons. Today, people would be claiming I made those numbers up.