Grading every Rockies’ first round pick in franchise history

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Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Since the Rockies joined the National League as an expansion team in 1992, the franchise has made 23 first round draft picks. 16 of those picks have been pitchers, the most selected of any position.

Eleven of those picks were fresh out of high school, while 12 were college players.

The Rockies have never owned the first overall pick, but have had several top-10 picks with their highest being number two in 2006 when they selected right handed pitcher Greg Reynolds.

Pitching has always been a weakness for Colorado but not for lack of effort via the draft. Problem is, they haven’t made very good use of their high draft picks. The good news is they have three good arms set to fill the Rockies’ rotation within the next couple years.

What follows is my breakdown of each pick, their accomplishments with the team, and give them a grade.

Let’s take a look.

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