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8. DJ LeMahieu

Playing seven years with the Colorado Rockies, D.J. LeMahieu would become a star in the Rocky Mountains with his versatile defense and batting skills.

LeMahieu joined the Rockies in 2012 after being traded from Chicago, and we should show marked improvement annually.  In 2016, he would win his first of three Gold Gloves for Colorado, and he also captured three Wilson Defensive Awards.  In 2015, he had his first .300 year, which would be his first of two All-Star selections as a Rockie.  He was not chosen for the All-Star Game in 2016, but he did win the Batting Title with a .348 Batting Average. 

Sadly for Colorado, he signed with the New York Yankees as a Free Agent in 2019.  LeMahieu would leave the Rockies with 1,011 HIts and a .299 Batting Average.

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.  

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