With the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers renewing their rivalry this weekend at Chavez Ravine, it’s a good time to take a look at the top 5 players who have put on both uniforms in their careers.
Here’s a quick overview of the Rockies-Dodgers connections.
Total number of shared players: 62
Exclusively Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers players:
Here are the top 5 players to play for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies
5. Jake McGee
Alright, I know this is controversial to start off with, but hear me out. Jake McGee was a great pitcher for the Rockies in 2017 (how do you think he earned that “superpen” contract?). He was good for that season … and not much else afterward. After two seasons of terribly expensive poor performances, fans breathed a sigh of relief when he was designated for assignment by the Rockies in 2019.
Colorado fans were excited to see McGee do as poorly with the Dodgers as he had with the Rockies for years. He proved those fans wrong, however, turning once again into the lights-out reliever he had been sporadically in Tampa Bay. McGee only took the mound once in LA’s World Series appearance and did not allow a run.
Seeing him get the ring may have been sore for Rockies fans but he was a part of some of the greatest seasons in both teams’ recent history, deserving number 5.