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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.

The Colorado Rockies to retire Larry Walker's number

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such it is huge news that the Colorado Rockies will be retiring the number 33 of former Outfielder, Larry Walker.

After playing for the Montreal Expos for six seasons, he would sign with Colorado as a Free Agent for the 1995 season.  Walker, who was already an All-Star in Montreal, would ascend to greater heights in Colorado.  With the Rockies, the Canadian slugger would go to four All-Star Games, and would win three Batting Titles.  Walker won the 1997 National League MVP, while also capturing five Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers with the Rockies.

This is the final year that Walker is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is considered that he has approximately a 50/50 shot for Cooperstown.

Walker joins Todd Helton (#17), and the league wide retirement of #42 of Jackie Robinson.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Larry Walker for earning this prestigious honor.

Our All-Time Top 50 Colorado Rockies have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Colorado Rockies of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, one of which affecting the top five.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Todd Helton

 

2. Larry Walker

 

3. Nolan Arenado

 

4. Troy Tulowitzki

 

5. Carlos Gonzalez

There are several new entries.  Shortstop, Trevor Story is the highest debut, coming in at #13.  Starting Pitcher, German Marquez is at #21. Starting Pitcher, Kyle Freeland, makes his first appearance at #22.  Another Starting Pitcher, Jon Gray debuts at #30.  Tyler Anderson, who now pitches for San Francisco is at #48.  Relief Pitcher, Scott Oberg appears at #50.

Based on performances over the past three seasons, there have been significant rises on the list.  Charlie Blackmon moved from #15 to #6.  Current Yankees infielder, D.J. LeMahieu climbs from #13 to #8.  Another current Yankee, Adam Ottavino went from #38 to #28.  

We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.

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