Top 5 players to play for the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Corey Dickerson #6 of the the Colorado Rockies winds up for a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on October 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California, during the final day of the regular season. The Rockies won 7-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Corey Dickerson #6 of the the Colorado Rockies winds up for a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on October 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California, during the final day of the regular season. The Rockies won 7-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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Preston Wilson of the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins
DENVER – MAY 15: Preston Wilson #44 of the Colorado Rockies watches his double land inside the wall in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 15, 2005 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The D-backs defeated the Rockies 5-4. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

2. Preston Wilson

ROY runner up with the Florida Marlins, All-Star with the Colorado Rockies, what else could you ask for in a list like this.

I guess you will have to keep reading to find out who is better than him.

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1. Juan Pierre

From 2002 to 2007, nobody played more baseball than Juan Pierre. Appearing in 162 games in each year from 2003 to 2007, Pierre was a very speedy player. Pierre led the league across several statistics throughout his time in the majors, but by far the most important was stealing. In his career, Pierre led the league in steals three times, once with the Colorado Rockies, once with the Florida Marlins, and finally with the Chicago White Sox.

(Fun fact: Pierre led the league with 46 steals in his first full season in 2001, he would only lead the league two more times in his career despite stealing more than 46 bags in 6 seasons after that).

The Rockies traded Pierre to the Marlins in 2003 for two of the other members on this list, Charles Johnson and Preston Wilson. From that trade, Pierre netted 8.4 WAR for the Marlins in the following years, Wilson and Johnson would net 4.6 WAR for the Colorado Rockies combined. Pierre was also critical to the Marlins 2003 World Series run, leading the league in Games, PA, AB, SH, and Steals (65), earning him the 5th highest WAR on the team.

The heroics were buoyed into the postseason when he batted over .300 with 22 hits, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 8 walks, 3 Stolen Bases, and 7 RBIs. In-game one of the World Series, Pierre was the one to break the tie with a two-run single in the 4th inning to make it a 3-1 game (the Marlins would win that game 3-2). He did great things for both the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins.

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This is not Pierre’s first appearance on one of these lists, heck, it’s not even his first appearance in the number one spot. Looking forward, I don’t think this will be his last appearance either.

Data for this article was found using Baseball-Reference and Wikipedia

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