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Matt Holliday: "I'm leaving Denver, and all I got from Purple Row was its 2008 Batter of the Year Award."

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Somehow I neglected to give out the Purple Row Batter of the Year Award. But first a recap:

Back in September, we voted on the Rockies' reliever of the year. The three candidates were Taylor Buchholz, Brian Fuentes,and Jason Grilli. Taylor Buchholz won the award, garnering 74 of the 151 votes cast.

A week later, Aaron Cook took home Purple Row's Starter of the Year Award. He was a shining light in an otherwise abysmal pit of despair.

In the middle of October, Ian Stewart won the non-existent hardware for Purple Row's Rookie of the Year Award.

At the end of October, we had a close vote for the game of the year. Of the 98 votes cast, 54 of them went to the July 4 comeback win against the Marlins.

Now we turn to the Batter of the Year Award. The winner is:

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Join me after the jump as we look at Matt Holliday's 2008 season.

 

2006-2008 Batting
Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K SF SH IBB HBP GDP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB
2006 155 667 602 119 196 45 5 34 114 10 5 47 110 3 0 3 15 22 0.326 0.387 0.586 0.973 137 353
2007 158 713 636 120 216 50 6 36 137 11 4 63 126 4 0 7 10 23 0.340 0.405 0.607 1.012 150 386
2008 139 623 539 107 173 38 2 25 88 28 2 74 104 2 0 6 8 9 0.321 0.409 0.538 0.947 140 290
2006-2008 Special Batting
Year RC GPA P/PA LD% BABIP GB% IF/F HR/F BA/RISP
2006 103 0.300 3.6 21.00% 0.351 44.60% 6.50% 18.20% 0.281
2007 125 0.304 3.7 19.80% 0.377 44.20% 3.80% 17.90% 0.333
2008 99 0.292 3.9 21.70% 0.359 45.50% 9.10% 16.20% 0.289

This entry was originally designed to be the start of another series where I would look at the three-year numbers of each player currently on the roster. But now Oakland can debate his numbers and skills and whatnot. In the wake of Holliday's departure, as Jim Armstrong (somewhat bombastically) opines, there's a huge hole to fill in the lineup.

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We'll always have Rocktober with you, Matty.