5. Carlos Gonzalez(Rockies Career WAR 23.7)
If you can somehow disagree with the placement, I know there’s one thing we can all agree on: CarGo has the sweetest swing any of us have seen since Ken Griffey, Jr.
He made everything on the baseball field look effortless, and lit up the park with his smile the entire time. Nobody but maybe Gerardo Parra has more fun playing the game than Carlos. His stats back up the eye test, 4 straight seasons of 20/20 play is a testament to that (the record is 7 set by Bobby Bonds ’69-’75 and tied by Bobby Abreu ’99-’05). His resume included 3 All-Star starts, 3 Gold Gloves, 2 Silver Sluggers, and a top-3 MVP finish.
His best year is actually not one of those All-Star campaigns: 2010. That season he slashed .336/.376/.598 with 34 home runs, 117 RBI, an OPS+ of 143, and WAR of 5.9. This is when he finished 3rd in MVP voting, won a GG and SS, but yet again, did not make the NL All-Star team.