A few weeks ago, we discussed some of the good (and not so good) trades from the Dan O’Dowd era in Colorado Rockies general manager history. He was the Rockies general manager from September 1999 through the end of the 2014 season. In a similar way, today, we will look at some of the 1st round draft picks that O’Dowd had during his tenure.
We are about a week and a half out of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft which will start on Monday June 4 and be televised on MLB Network. So today, we will take a look at some of the drafts of the longest tenured general manager in Colorado Rockies history, Dan O’Dowd. O’Dowd was the general manager for part of 16 of the Rockies 26 seasons.
Throughout those 16 seasons, O’Dowd (as you would expect from any general manager who served in that role for that length of time) had some big hits and big misses. We will discuss both the player that was drafted and some players taken later in the draft that saw some success at the major league level to determine whether or not the picks were successful for the Rockies, somebody else, or not anybody at all.
Without further ado, let’s dive into O’Dowd’s first draft as the Rockies general manager.