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3. Troy Tulowitzki

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.

Our Top 50 All-Time Colorado Rockies are now up

Slow and steady wins the race?

Ok, maybe we are trying to justify the slow pace of getting our Top 50 players of each franchise up, but we do have another one, and yes it is a return to the diamond.

As we are doing all of the franchises by random, the Colorado Rockies are up next, because…why…well, why not?

An expansion team in 1993, the Rockies have only made the playoffs three times, going as far as representing the National League in the World Series in 2007, though they were systematically destroyed in a four game sweep by the Boston Red Sox.

Casual fans still think the ball launches out of Coors Field (humidors have taken care of that) but that was the case in the 90’s and offense was a premium for the Rockies. 

Perhaps this is why so many of those on this list are from the 90’s!

The entire list can be found here, but as per tradition we always unveil the top five in our news item which are as follows:

  1. Todd Helton
  2. Larry Walker
  3. Troy Tulowitzki
  4. Carlos Gonzalez
  5. Nolan Aranedo
As always, we look forward to your feedback and look for us to unveil a new top 50 soon.

Troy Tulowitzki Retires

Generally speaking, this is the season for football retirements but we have a mid-season baseball retirement that is significant as New York Yankees Shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki has announced his retirement from Baseball.

Debuting for the Colorado Rockies in 2006, “Tulo” would be the runner-up for the National League Rookie of the Year in 2007, the same season that he helped the Rockies reach their only World Series to date.  The Shortstop would quickly ascend to the top of Colorado hitters and from 2009 to 2011 he would finish in the top ten in MVP voting and was twice named a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove.  He would also go to the All-Star Game five times for Colorado.  In the middle of the 2015 season, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for their playoff drive.

Unfortunately, injuries to his legs piled up and he would miss all of 2018 and only had 13 Plate Appearances this year

Tulowitzki accumulated 1,381 Hits with 225 Home Runs and a Slash Line of .290/.361/856.  While his career bWAR of 44.2 is good, in the modern era it will be difficult to see him making the Baseball Hall of Fame when he is eligible in 2025.  

We here at would like to thank Troy Tulowitzki for his on-field memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.


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