The best players to play a year or less for the Colorado Rockies
Hitting seventh for the Colorado Rockies, first baseman Todd Frazier
This may be a pick that surprises some people because you may not remember Todd Frazier playing for the Colorado Rockies. Well, it’s because he didn’t.
However, as we discussed in this article last week, he was drafted by the Rockies in the 2004 Draft. He did not sign with the Rockies, though.
He’s also not a primary first baseman but the only first baseman who has been with the Rockies who has only played one season with the team (as of now) is C.J. Cron. But since he has another two contracted years with Colorado and still on the team, we had to turn to someone else and that’s Todd Frazier.
Frazier has spent 11 seasons in the majors and he is a two-time All-Star and a Home Run Derby Champ. He has hit .241/.318/.445 with an OPS+ of 108 and a 25.2 rWAR in his career.
Hitting eighth for the Colorado Rockies, the third baseman Melvin Mora
Melvin Mora spent 13 seasons in the majors from 1999 through 2011 but he spent the 2010 season with the Rockies, where he played in 112 games.
Mora is a two-time All-Star and a Silver Slugger Award winner. His best seasons came in the mid- to late-2000s with Baltimore, where he had two 25+ homer seasons and two seasons with 100+ RBI.
In his career, he hit .277/.350/.431 with an OPS+ of 105 and a 28.3 rWAR.