Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, Purple Row is hosting our own Rockies Madness Tournament this year. We selected the 36 best players in Rockies history to determine the best player in franchise history. We sorted them into four regions to force the most interesting matchups: Infielders, Outfielders, Mile High (for relievers and starting pitchers who began their career before the humidor), and Humidor (for starters who began their career after the humidor). All stats are from Baseball Reference.
Today is the Sweet 16 matchup in the Humidor Region: No. 2 Aaron Cook vs. No. 3 Jorge De La Rosa.
Aaron Cook, Starting Pitcher
Cook Career Rockies Stats
- All-Star (2008)
- Cook threw two complete game shutouts against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on fewer than 80 pitches — the first one on July 25, 2007 (74 pitches) and the other on July 1, 2008 (79 pitches).
- Cook pitched Game 4 of the World Series against the Red Sox in 2007. He allowed three runs over six innings with two strikeouts.
- Injuries cut his first three years short, and Cook didn’t pitch a full season until 2006. He finished 9-15 in 32 starts (212 innings).
- Cook was named to his first and only All-Star game in 2008, where he threw three scoreless innings.
Jorge De La Rosa, Starting Pitcher
De La Rosa Rockies Career Stats
- De La Rosa is the all-time Rockies leader in wins (86) and strikeouts (986).
- DLR pitched for the Mexican team during the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
- He made his debut on August 14, 2004 for the Milwaukee Brewers, and also spent time with the Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Chicago Cubs.
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Humidor Region: Sweet 16, Game 2
This poll is closed
No. 2 Aaron Cook, RHP
No. 3 Jorge De La Rosa, LHP