Scott Rolen could have been a member of the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies did have one more good draft pick in the 7th round.
The fifth round was even worse as not a single player in the round had a positive rWAR career. The major leaguer who appeared in more than 40 games was catcher Paul Bako, who was a backup catcher in the majors for parts of 12 seasons with a -1.2 rWAR. The Colorado Rockies had the last pick in the fourth round and selected Mike Zolecki.
Zolecki was out of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and he never got above Double-A and was out of baseball after the 1998 season.
From the sixth round on, there weren’t a ton of great major leaguers that came in the draft but they included:
- Mark Loretta, 7th round, Milwaukee
- John Thomson, 7th round, Colorado
- R.A. Dickey, 10th round, Detroit (didn’t sign)
- Jermaine Dye, 17th round, Atlanta
- Richie Sexson, 24th round, Cleveland
- Paul Lo Duca, 25th round, Dodgers
Thomson was the Rockies best overall pick of the ’93 draft over his whole career (12.3 rWAR). He had 7.9 of that rWAR with the Rockies but he struggled with some injuries in his career, including with the Rockies, that hampered his potential.
But for the Rockies, the best player that they could have chosen, by far, was Scott Rolen, if they decided to move him up 18 picks from where the Phillies ended up taking him.
Next, we will take a look at the 1994 Draft and who could have been members of the Colorado Rockies.