Colorado Rockies: What happened to those 2012 Double-A All-Stars?
By Kevin Henry
In all, there were nine Drillers selected to the team. Along with Arenado, there were two other Drillers from the infield in the game: Ben Paulsen and Josh Rutledge.
Paulsen would play three seasons with the Rockies (from 2014-2016), posting a cumulative .271 average and making one heck of a memorable catch in left field. Just check out the picture here as it seems no video of the leap exists now, despite being the top Play of the Day that day on SportsCenter.
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Rutledge, meanwhile, would quickly make the jump from Double-A to MLB, debuting for the Rockies on July 13, just 15 days after being in the Texas League All-Star Game as he filled in for an injured Troy Tulowitzki. He made quite the immediate splash, hitting .345 in his first 145 bats.
In the 2014 offseason, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels for current Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz.
Behind the plate, Tulsa had Lars Davis as an All-Star. He would make it to Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2013 before electing free agency that offseason. He would play in 112 games in Double-A and Triple-A the following season before leaving baseball.
What about those potential Rockies pitchers? There were five of them for the Drillers. Let’s take a look.