Grading every Rockies’ first round pick in franchise history

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

 1997 – Mark Magnum RHP (18th overall) Kingwood High School (Texas)

Magnum is another guy who had a short stay with the Rockies’ organization. He never made it to the Major Leagues and was traded to Montreal after pitching just 14 games for the Arizona League Rockies. He never made it past Double-A in six seasons in the minors.

 Numbers with Rockies: (Minor League numbers) 4-6, 4.80 ERA, 77 K, 65.2 IP

Where Are They Now? Magnum now runs Magnum Insurance, a leading Texas independent insurance agency and is a coach for the Houston Heat travel baseball team.

Grade: F. Magnum never made it to the Major Leagues. He never even made it past Double-A and his numbers weren’t good. Considering he was taken over Jayson Werth, Adam Kennedy and Jack Cust in the first round of the 1997 draft, this was a terrible pick.

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