Franchise Four: Colorado Rockies

larry walker 2001According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit MLB.com/FranchiseFour to select the four most impactful players for each franchise who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. There is also a space for a write-in selection. Voting is live now until May 8.

The Ballot:

Dante Bichette (1993-1999)
Vinny Castilla (1993-1999, 2004-2006)
Andres Galarraga (1993-1997)
Carlos Gonzalez (2009-Present)
Todd Helton (1997-2013)
Matt Holliday (2004-2008)
Troy Tulowitzki (2006-Present)
Larry Walker (1995-2004)

Shoestring Catches Recommendations for the Colorado Rockies:

Vinny Castilla: A two-time all-star, Vinny Castilla also won three Silver Sluggers. Castilla had six seasons in Colorado that he clubbed more than 30 homers.

Todd Helton: A five-time all-star, Todd Helton had 369 homers and 1,406 RBI in his career with a .316 batting average for the Rockies. In 2001, Helton tied a Rockies record with 49 home runs.

Troy Tulowitzki: A leader in Colorado for many years, Troy Tulowitzki is a four-time all-star. Tulowitzki also has two Silver Sluggers with a pair of Gold Gloves.

Larry Walker: The National League Most Valuable Player in 1997, Larry Walker hit a club record 49 homers that season. Walker was a four-time all-star, who won five Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers. He had a .334 batting average in 10 years with Colorado.

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