Grading every Rockies’ first round pick in franchise history

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2006 – Greg Reynolds RHP (2nd overall) Stanford University

The highest pick in team history, Reynolds had high expectations from an organization desperately looking for an ace. After putting up good numbers in his first two seasons in the minor leagues, Reynolds suffered a shoulder injury in 2007 and was never the same.

He made his Major League debut on May 11, 2008 and finished the season with a 2-8 record and an astronomical 8.13 ERA. He was sent down to the minors and made his way back to the Rockies in 2011, appearing in 13 games (3 starts) and posted a disappointing 6.19 ERA. On January 5, 2012, Reynolds was traded to the Texas Rangers.

Numbers with Rockies: 5-8, 7.47, 40 K, 94.0 IP

Where Are They Now? Reynolds last pitched for Japan’s Saitama Seibu Lions in 2014. He is currently a free agent.

Grade: F. The Rockies passed on some big talent (Clayton Kershaw, Evan Longoria, Tim Lincecum, Max Scherzer) to take Reynolds at number two overall. It’s unfortunate that he was never the same pitcher after injuring his shoulder. This pick was a monumental bust.