Friday, April 19, 2019

How they were built: Colorado Rockies



           The Rockies are coming off a season where they made the playoffs for the second consecutive season, a franchise record. They also had a player set the record for most strikeouts in a season (in franchise history). This is how they were built.

            Catchers
Tony Wolters
Wolters was claimed off waivers from the Indians in February 2016.
Drew Butera
Butera was acquired from the Royals in August for Jerry Vasto.

           Infielders
Mark Reynolds
Reynolds signed with the Rockies in January.
Garrett Hampson
Hampson was drafted in the 3rd round in 2016.
Ryan McMahon
McMahon was drafted in the 2nd round in 2013.
Trevor Story
Story was a first round pick (45th overall) in 2011.
Nolan Arenado
Arenado was a second round pick in 2009.
Pat Valaika
Valaika was drafted in the 9th round in 2013.

             Outfielders
Charlie Blackmon
Blackmon was drafted in the 2nd round in 2008.
Ian Desmond
Desmond signed a five year deal in December 2016.
David Dahl
Dahl was the 10th overall pick in 2012.
Raimel Tapia
Tapia was signed as an amateur free agent in November 2010.

              Pitchers
Kyle Freeland
Freeland was the 8th overall pick in 2014.
German Marquez
Marquez was acquired from the Rays in January 2016 with Jake McGee for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo.
Jon Gray
Gray was the 3rd overall pick in 2013.
Antonio Senzatela
Senzatela signed as an amateur free agent in July 2011.
Chad Bettis
Bettis was a second round pick in 2010.
Carlos Estevez
Estevez signed as an amateur free agent in May 2011.
DJ Johnson
Johnson signed with the Rockies in November 2016.
Harrison Musgrave
Musgrave was an 8th round pick in 2014.
Dunn signed a three year deal with the Rockies in December 2016.
Bryan Shaw
Shaw signed a three year deal with the Rockies in December 2017.
Scott Oberg
Oberg was drafted in the 15th round in 2012.
Seunghwan Oh
Oh was acquired in July from the Blue Jays for Chad Spanberger, Forrest Wall and Bryan Baker.
Wade Davis
Davis signed a three year deal with the Rockies in December 2017.

         IL
Tyler Anderson
Anderson was the 20th overall pick in 2011.
Jake McGee
McGee was acquired from the Rays in January 2016 with German Marquez for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo.
Chris Rusin
Rusin was claimed off waivers from the Cubs in September 2014.
Chris Iannetta
Iannetta signed with the Rockies in December 2017.
Daniel Murphy
Murphy signed with the Rockies in December.

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