Colorado Rockies: The 10 best players in franchise history
4. Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies Career WAR 39.5)
If you played shortstop in Colorado and didn’t do a jump-throw yelling “TULO” every chance you got, you weren’t doing it right. The chants of “TULO” still echo in Coors Field. Although Trevor Story has done his best to quiet those echoes, the stamp Troy left on the organization is eternal. The relationship with Bridich might be irreparable, but that just puts him in the same boat as many fans.
Picking the best season for Tulo is like picking your best child. It’s almost impossible, but for me, it’s his 2010 campaign. This season saw him slash .315/.381/.568 with 27 HR’s, 95 RBI for an OPS+ of 138, and WAR of 6.7 in only 122 games. He started in the All-Star Game and won the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger at shortstop while finishing 5th in MVP voting.
Tulo idolized Jeter but emulated A-Rod. As with most of the players high on this list, injuries and front office issues hindered him from leading this list. Tulo has never had an OPS+ lower than 100 in any season he played more than 100 games but one. Now we move from the best SS to the best OF in Rockies history.