Troy Tulowitzki exploded onto the scene securing the starting Shortstop in 2007 finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting and leading the NL with a whopping 3.7 Defensive bWAR.  “Tulo” would be robbed of a Gold Glove that year, but would later win two of these trophies in 2010 and 2011.  While Tulowitzki was dazzling fans defensively, he was not your pre Ripken Shortstop.  Actually, he was more like Ripken.

Tulowitzki hit over 20 Home Runs for the Rockies six times, with a Batting Average over .300 four times; five if you include what he did with Colorado before he was traded to Toronto.  He would finish in the top ten in OPS four times and five times bWAR for Position Players with Colorado.  Without question, it will be awhile before we see a better all around infielder for the Rockies!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/7/05
  • Departed: Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays with LaTroy Hawkins for Jesus Tinoco, Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jose Reyes 7/28/15
  • Games Played: 1048
  • Notable Statistics: 660 Runs Scored
    1,165 Hits
    224 Doubles
    24 Triples
    188 Home Runs
    657 RBI
    55 Stolen Bases
    .299/.371/.513 Slash Line
    43.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015)
    Silver Slugger (2010 & 2011)
    Gold Glove (2010 & 2011)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (2007)
    Most Putouts by a Shortstop (2007)
    Most Assists by a Shortstop (2007)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Shortstop (2007, 2010 & 2011)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Shortstop (2011)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Shortstop (2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Shortstop (2007, 2010, 2011 & 2013)
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