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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Todd Zeile, Colorado Rockies
DENVER – APRIL 8: Todd Zeile #7 of the Colorado Rockies hits against the Houston Astros during the game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 8, 2002. The Rockies won 8-4. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

Hitting ninth for the Colorado Rockies, second baseman Chone Figgins

Chone Figgins was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and played in the minors for them for parts of five seasons.

In 2001, he was traded to the Anaheim Angels and his career took off.

He spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors and hit .276/.349/.363. He was an All-Star for the Angels in 2009 and received MVP votes in four seasons, including a 10th place finish in ’09. He had a 22.0 career rWAR.

Now, on to the bench for the one-year (or less) Rockies:

Catcher Ramon Hernandez: 15-year career, 52 games for the 2012 Colorado Rockies, one-time All-Star, .263/.327/.417 career slash line, 96 OPS+, 22.0 rWAR

Corner infielder/catcher Todd Zeile: 16-year career, 144 games with the 2002 Rockies, .265/.346/.423 career slash line, 104 OPS+, 19.3 rWAR

Infielder Howard Johnson: 14-year career, 93 games with the 1994 Rockies, two-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger winner, three top 10 NL MVP finishes, .249/.340/.446 career slash line, 118 OPS+, 22.2 rWAR

Outfielder Jermaine Dye: 14-year career, 0 games played with the Rockies (traded to COL in his 6th season but the Rockies flipped him to Oakland on the same day in 2001), two-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger winner, 2005 World Series MVP, 5th in 2006 AL MVP voting, .274/.338/.488 slash line, 20.3 rWAR

Outfielder Jeromy Burnitz: 14-year career, 150 games played with the 2004 Rockies, one-time All-Star, received MVP votes three times (including in his season with the Rockies), five seasons with 98 or more RBI, six 30+ homer seasons, .253/.345/.481 slash line, 112 OPS+, 19.9 rWAR

Honorable mentions: Paul Lo Duca, Jonathan Lucroy, Brad Ausmus, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Ronnie Belliard, Dansby Swanson, Royce Clayton, Matt Kemp, Jose Guillen

Now, on to the starting pitchers.

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