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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DENVER, CO – MAY 09: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies hits a double in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – MAY 09: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies hits a double in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

In 2012, the Rockies also had two picks in the first round of the draft. They had the 10th overall pick and the 46th overall pick.

With the 10th overall pick, the Rockies took outfielder David Dahl out of high school. For the 46th pick, they decided to go with right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler from Radford University. The jury is still out on Dahl as he has played less than 90 games at the major league level. He obviously has a bright future and in the near future, he could have a chance to really prove himself as he could become one of the Rockies everyday outfielders. Eddie Butler has moved on from the Rockies and he did not work out for the Rockies.

Notable players after Dahl in the first round include:

Addison Russell: 11th overall pick, 2016 All Star, came in 19th in the NL MVP voting in 2016

Corey Seager: 18th overall pick, two time All Star, two time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Award winner, ranked in NL MVP voting twice (including a third place finish in 2016).

Marcus Stroman: 22nd overall pick, came in 8th in 2017 AL Cy Young Award vote, one time Gold Glove Award winner

Lance McCullers Jr.: 41st overall pick, 2017 All Star

After the first round, there really haven’t been many successful players yet in the majors.

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