Colorado Rockies: Memories of Key Players at Double-A Tulsa
By Kevin Henry
Barry Lewis of the Tulsa World has been covering the Tulsa Drillers for more than 20 years, including the years the Double-A franchise was a part of the Colorado Rockies family (2003-2014).
During that stretch, Lewis has seen a lot of players come through the Tulsa farm system, including several who have been and are currently key members of the Rockies roster. He’s also highly regarded as the most knowledgeable source on the Drillers and the players who have sat in their dugout or bullpen.
With that in mind, I decided to reach out to Lewis to ask him for his thoughts on Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and Jon Gray when they played in the Texas League for the Drillers, as well as talking to him about a couple of players who seemed like “sure bets” to make an impact for the Rockies … but never did.
Read on to see his thoughts as well as some surprising statistics about these Rockies players while they were a part of the Double-A landscape in their younger days.
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