Top 5 players to play for the Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 25: Matt Holliday #7 of the Colorado Rockies points to the dugout to celebrate after hitting a seventh inning solo homerun against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on August 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 25: Matt Holliday #7 of the Colorado Rockies points to the dugout to celebrate after hitting a seventh inning solo homerun against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on August 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Seth Smith of the Colorado Rockies and Oakland A's
DENVER, CO – JUNE 30: Seth Smith #7 of the Colorado Rockies takes an at bat against the Chicago White Sox during Interleague play at Coors Field on June 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

5. Seth Smith

The Colorado Rockies drafted Seth Smith in the second round of the 2004 MLB Draft. He made his debut in 2007 and only recorded eight plate appearances with the team that year, during the regular season.

Throughout his career, Seth Smith was built for playoff baseball. While coming off the bench in 2007, Smith hit .500 as he came in at critical moments and performed. He tripled and scored in Game 163 against the Padres (you know, the one where the next guy on this list touched home plate). In game two of the NLDS, he singled and then was batted in by Kazuo Matsui’s Grand Slam. In game four of the NLCS,

Smith opened up the scoring with a two-run double when the Rockies were down 1-0 in the 4th inning. Even in the World Series, Smith went 1 for 2 in the series despite the Colorado Rockies being swept. The Rockies named Smith starter in 2009 and also performed well in the NLDS that year, getting on base twice, though sadly never getting sent all the way around.

Smith joined Oakland from 2012 to 2013 and helped propel the A’s to their first playoff appearances since 2006. His regular-season statistics were not great with the team on either side of the ball, but yet again, Smith could make some playoff magic. In 2012, Smith hit a solo HR in game 3 in a game the A’s would win 2-0 and hit a 2 run double in the bottom of the 9th inning that helped force a game 5. Smith was never fantastic for either team, but his Postseason heroics are burned into the minds of fans of both franchises alike.

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