Colorado Rockies: A look back on Dan O’Dowd’s 1st round draft picks

DENVER, CO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Dick Monfort, Owner/Chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies and Dan O'Dowd, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Colorado Rockies watch pregame festivities as the Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Dick Monfort, Owner/Chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies and Dan O'Dowd, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Colorado Rockies watch pregame festivities as the Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches agsainst the Arizona Diamondbacks during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches agsainst the Arizona Diamondbacks during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

2010 is the year where some of the picks have the jury out on them. However, the jury is not out on the Rockies first round picks in 2010 as they came up empty on two picks in the first round of the 2010 draft. With the 26th pick overall, they chose Kyle Parker, who went on to have a -1.6 WAR career in 64 games with the Rockies between two seasons. The 47th overall pick was Peter Tago, who never got above Double-A.

Notable first rounders after Parker include:

Aaron Sanchez: 34th overall pick, 2016 All Star, came in 7th in the AL Cy Young Award voting in 2016

Noah Syndergaard: parts of four seasons (only one of more than 24 starts), 2016 All Star, 8th in NL Cy Young Award voting, 19th in NL MVP voting in 2016

Other picks later in the draft include Chad Bettis (in the 2nd round by the Rockies), Addison Reed, JT Realmuto, James Paxton, Corey Dickerson (who the Rockies drafted for the second straight year but signed him this time), Jacob deGrom, Robbie Ray, Cody Allen, Evan Gattis, Aaron Judge (but he didn’t sign), and Kevin Kiermaier.

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