The best players to play a year or less for the Colorado Rockies
The ace of the Colorado Rockies: Chris Sale
If you’re reading this, you probably know that Chris Sale has never played a game for the Colorado Rockies but they did draft him back in the 2007 Draft. However, he didn’t sign.
Sale is a seven-time All-Star and from 2012 through 2018, he finished each season in the top six in AL Cy Young Award voting. He also received MVP votes four times.
He has a career 46.5 rWAR in 11 seasons in the majors.
The no. 2 starter for the Colorado Rockies: Bret Saberhagen
Bret Saberhagen was supposed to play more than one season with the Colorado Rockies but due to injury, he missed the entire 1996 season so he only appeared in nine starts for them in 1995.
Saberhagen played in parts of 16 seasons in the majors between 1984 and 2001. He played with Kansas City the most (eight seasons) and overall, he was a three-time All-Star, two Cy Young Award winner (1985, 1989). He also came in 3rd in NL Cy Young Award voting in 1994, the season before he joined the Rockies.
He had a career 58.9 rWAR.