Franchise Four: Colorado Rockies

larry walker 2001According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit 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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