The best players to play a year or less for the Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 19: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 7-6. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 19: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Colorado Rockies pitches during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 7-6. (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) /
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Dale Murphy of the Colorado Rockies
CINCINNATI – MAY 16: Dale Murphy #3 of the Colorado Rockies swings at the oncoming pitch during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium on May 16, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images) /

Hitting third for the Colorado Rockies, right fielder Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy won’t be the last player to be in the starting lineup to primarily play with the Atlanta Braves and, like Finley, Murphy wrapped up his career with the Rockies.

He played with the Rockies in their inaugural 1993 season and he had an OPS+ of 1 in 26 games before he was released in late May.

In his 18-year career, he was a seven-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner, and four-time Silver Slugger winner. He won the NL MVP in both 1982 and 1983 and received MVP votes in five other seasons as well. He hit .265/.346/.469 with an OPS+ of 121 and a 162-game average of 30 homers and 94 RBI.

He had a career rWAR of 46.5 and was on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for all 15 years that he was eligible (1999 through 2013).

Hitting fourth for the Colorado Rockies, the DH Greg Vaughn

Like Finley and Murphy, Greg Vaughn wrapped up his long playing career with the Colorado Rockies, as he played in 22 games with the team in 2003.

Vaughn, who primarily played with the Brewers when they were in the AL, played 15 years in the majors and he was a four-time All-Star with one Silver Slugger award. His best two seasons came in 1998 and 1999 for the Padres and Reds when he combined for 95 homers and 237 RBI with an OPS+ of 136 and he had two straight fourth-place finishes in NL MVP voting.

He hit .242/.337/.470 with a career 113 OPS+ and a 30.9 rWAR.

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