Top 5 players to play for the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds

DENVER - OCTOBER 14: Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Coors Field on October 14, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1 to take a 3-0 series lead. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER - OCTOBER 14: Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Coors Field on October 14, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1 to take a 3-0 series lead. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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Well, here we are in the middle of yet another Colorado Rockies away series. Last night’s game was hard to watch, but at least the home runs were pretty … if you’re a Reds fan.

Great American Ballpark currently holds the distinction of being the most home run-friendly park in the majors, not Coors Field, so it might surprise you to see that this list has three pitchers on it. If you really think about it though, if it a pitcher is good at either of these ballparks, they deserve acclaim.

Let’s break down the top 5 players to wear a Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds uniform.

Total Number of Shared Players: 79

Players to play exclusively for the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds:

Jose Acevedo

Ashton Goudeau

Jeff Hoffman

Marcus Moore

Greg Reynolds

Chris Sexton

Robert Stephenson

Pat Watkins

Honorable Mentions:

Royce Clayton

Jeff Francis (for one game … lol)

Ron Gant

Jeff Hoffman

Todd Hollandsworth

Matt Kemp

Jason Marquis

Jordan Pacheco

Jeff Reed

Drew Stubbs

Willy Taveras

Greg Vaughn

5. Jeremy Affeldt

The 2007 Colorado Rockies bullpen was one of the best in franchise history and certainly better than the bullpens of late. Jeremy Affeldt was a key piece of that bullpen.

Affeldt has the distinction of being the only pitcher to appear in all four games of the Colorado Rockies World Series run in 2007. Across all four appearances, Affeldt did not allow a single run.

It is rare to see, but Affeldt seemed to find his “stuff” at Coors Field. Before 2007, Affeldt had only posted an ERA below 4.00 one time across his five years in the majors. After joining the Rockies, Affeldt would see his ERA above 4.00 only two more times in his remaining nine seasons in the league.

Following the 2007 season, Affeldt signed with the Reds, joining yet another pretty good bullpen. In 2008, however, the Reds’ bullpen was the only good thing on that roster not named Joey Votto. Affeldt saw time in the greatest bullpen in Rockies history and was a critical part of the one bright piece of a bad Reds roster, earning a spot on this list.

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