Advertise on BaseballEvolution.com | Player Search by Baseball-Reference.com:

The Colorado Rockies
at BaseballEvolution.com
Founded - 1993
Stadium - Coors Field since 1995 (Denver, Colorado)
Best Team Record - 90-73 (.552) 2007; NL Wild Card Winner
Worst Team Record - 67-95 (.414) 1993, 2005; 6th Place (1993), 5th Place NL West
World Series Winners - none
Division Winners - none
Wild Card Winners - 1995, 2007
Colorado Rockies Tickets

  
More Rockies Pictures

Capturing baseball's ordinary, extraordinary, and epic performances
 GO
Colorado Rockies Team Capsule
Updated Regularly

7/19/2010: Ubaldo Redman? - After Jonathan Herrera's first major league home run capped a four-run comeback in the 8th for Colorado Monday night, Donnie Murphy's pinch-hit 2-run shot won it for the Marlins in the bottom of the ninth. Florida topped the Rockies 9-8 as Ubaldo Jimenez allowed six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings to see his season ERA rise to 2.38. While that mark would lead the American League, it is only good for fourth-best in the senior circuit. Ubaldo's ERA over his last seven starts is 5.20, and he suddenly seems as good of a candidate for the Mark Redman Award as he does the Cy Young. The Colorado comeback did preserve his 15-1 record, however.

Franchise History

The Beginning
The Rockies joined the National League as part of a two team expansion in 1993 which also included the Florida Marlins. Baseball in Colorado was a great experiment, as the high altitude makes for thin air which makes for fantastic hitting conditions.

Dandy Under Don
The Rockies first skipper was Don Baylor, with whom the Rockies enjoyed three of their only four winning seasons and their only trip to the playoffs. The Rockies have not had a winning season since 2000, as the appropriate formula for consistent success in Colorado has yet to be discovered.

Best Trade in Team History
In 1992, the Rockies acquired Dante Bichette for Kevin Reimer straight up. Reimer played one more year before hanging it up, while Bichette enjoyed several monster seasons in offense friendly Colorado.

Worst Trade in Team History
After the 1999 season, the Rockies sent Darryl Kile, Luther Hackman, and Dave Veres to the St. Louis Cardinals for Manuel Aybar, Brent Butler, Rich Croushore, and Jose Jimenez. While Jimenez would have moderate success with the Rockies, Kile spent two standout seasons with the Cardinals before his tragic death in 2002.

BaseballEvolution.com Team Links

All Colorado Rockies Stories

2008 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
The days of Colorado as a laughingstock are, for the foreseeable future, over.

Purple Mountain's Majesty
The Colorado Rockies have achieved their Immortality

2007 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
If last year's roster is any indication, the Rockies once again have excellent hitting. But will the pitching finally arrive?

2006 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
Last year's Rockies went 30-28 after the trading deadline. Has this franchise finally turned things around?

Overpaying for Pitching Part II 12/05
Keith throws shame on all of the teams who have overpaid aging pitchers this offseason. What team receives the biggest finger wag? Find out.

2005 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies
Finding hitters to succeed at high altitudes is easy; finding Jeff Francis was hard. Here’s a pitcher who dominated every level of the Minor Leagues, and did not experience any setbacks at AAA Colorado Springs. The Rockies are finally developing some exciting young players, and they are being given every chance to prove themselves. Hear Keith expand on why this franchise may finally be heading in the right direction.

The Ten Silliest Things Written by Asher on BaseballEvolution.com 1/21/05
Asher B. Chancey is generally very knowledgeable about baseball. But every so often he says or writes something that makes Keith question his sanity. Among the top 10 that are documented on this site are two instaces of Coors Field misconceptions.

The Fountain of Coors 1/4/05
There is a magical drink that enhances performance somewhere in Colorado. No, I'm not saying that thin air and large outfield pastures aren't involved in the offensive explosions we see in games played in Colorado. I am postulating that there must be some reason that mediocre players go to Colorado and establish themselves as bigger offensive threats after they leave. I refer, of course, to The Fountain of Coors.

Colorado Rockies Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player
Best Player Name
Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Fourth Outfielder
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Don Baylor
Todd Helton
Neifi Perez
Mike Hampton
Vinny Castilla
Todd Helton
Armando Reynoso
Charles Johnson
Todd Helton
Eric Young
Vinny Castilla
Walt Weiss
Andres Galarraga
Dante Bichette
Ellis Burks
Larry Walker
Jeffrey Hammonds
Pedro Astacio
Jason Jennings
Jeff Francis
Armando Reynoso
John Thomson
Steve Reed
Jose Jimenez
All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
On-Base Percentage
Slugging Percentage
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
1424 - Todd Helton
5106 - Todd Helton
1170 - Larry Walker
1700 - Todd Helton
413 - Todd Helton
49 - Neifi Perez
286 - Todd Helton
996 - Todd Helton
180 - Eric Young
3029 - Todd Helton
.334 - Larry Walker
.333 - Todd Helton
.430 - Todd Helton
.593 - Todd Helton
1.023 - Todd Helton
461 - Steve Reed
941.0 - Jason Jennings
58 - Jason Jennings
56 - Jason Jennings
749 - Pedro Astacio
425 - Jason Jennings
3.63 - Steve Reed
3 - Jason Jennings
120 - Jose Jimenez
Single Season Leaders
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples



HR

RBI
SB
TB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games


Innings
Wins

Losses
Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts

Saves
690 - Neifi Perez, 1999
143 - Larry Walker, 1997
219 - Dante Bichette, 1998
59 - Todd Helton, 2000
11 - Neifi Perez, 1999
11 - Neifi Perez, 2000
11 - Juan Pierre, 2001
11 - Juan Uribe, 2001
49 - Larry Walker, 1997
49 - Todd Helton, 2001
150 - Andres Galarraga
53 - Eric Young, 1996
409 - Larry Walker, 1997
.379 - Larry Walker, 1999
.469 - Todd Helton, 2004
.720 - Larry Walker, 1997
1.172 - Larry Walker, 1997
79 - Mike Myers, 2000
79 - Todd Jones, 2002
79 - Jose Mesa, 2006
232.0 - Pedro Astacio, 1999
17 - Kevin Ritz, 1996
17 - Pedro Astacio, 1999
17 - Darryl Kile, 1998
210 - Pedro Astacio, 1999
109 - Darryl Kile, 1999
1.99 - Mike Myers, 1999
2 - Roger Bailey, 1997
2 - Jason Jennings, 2006
41 - Jose Jiminez, 2002
Hall of Fame
none


*Baseball Evolution Hall of Famer
Bold players are in both Halls
Award Winners
MVP Winners
Larry Walker - 1997

Cy Young Winners
none

Rookies of the Year
Jason Jennings - 2002

Firemen of the Year
none

Kingman Award
Clint Barmes - 2009

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
none
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
none

Triple Crown Pitchers
none

3-4-5 Club
Todd Helton
Larry Walker

100-Plus Club
Dante Bichette (31/141) 1996
Andres Galarraga (47/150) 1996
Dante Bichette (22/122) 1998
Todd Helton (42/147) 2000
Jeff Cirillo (11/115) 2000
Preston Wilson (36/141) 2003

500 Outs Club
none

50 Home Run Club
none

30-30 Club Members
Dante Bichette (31/31) 1996
Ellis Burks (40/32) 1996
Larry Walker (49/33) 1997

Sub-2.00 ERA
none