Throughout the history of the Colorado Rockies, they have had a lot of trades that, unfortunately, haven’t worked out well for them. Most of them didn’t work out for either team but, often, those trades brought some fan favorite’s careers to a close for the team.
However, there are a few trades that have panned out very well for them in franchise history.
Today, we will look at the top five best trades for the Colorado Rockies in their franchise history, in no particular order.
DJ LeMahieu traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart
DJ LeMahieu had played 35 games in the majors with the Chicago Cubs in 2011 before the Colorado Rockies acquired him. The Rockies acquired him and outfielder Tyler Colvin for a minor leaguer and Ian Stewart.
Stewart played in only 55 games for the Cubs with a -0.5 rWAR. Colvin didn’t really pan out either as he had a 1.1 rWAR in two seasons with the team but LeMahieu was excellent.
LeMahieu spent parts of seven seasons with the Rockies, where he hit .299/.352/.408 with an OPS+ of 93. While with the Rockies, he was an All-Star twice, won three Gold Gloves, received MVP votes once, won the 2016 NL batting title (.346 average), and had 16.6 rWAR.