The Colorado Rockies drafted Seth Smith but two very good draft picks were after him in the second round of the 2004 Draft
Some of the players drafted in the second round after the Colorado Rockies drafted Seth Smith with the 50th overall in the 2004 Draft include:
- Outfielder Hunter Pence, 64th overall pick, Astros (four-time All-Star, 30.8 rWAR)
- Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, 65th overall pick, Red Sox (2007 AL Rookie of the Year, 2008 AL MVP, four-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger winner, 51.9 rWAR)
Later in the draft, the Rockies had a few good draft picks. In the 4th round, the Rockies drafted catcher Chris Iannetta out of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was the best overall pick (by rWAR) to come out of that round.
In the 14th round, the Rockies drafted Dexter Fowler. He has played in parts of 14 seasons in the majors and six were with the Rockies. He had 9.5 rWAR while with the Rockies and 19.4 rWAR in his MLB career.
The Rockies drafted an outfielder in the 37th round by the name of Todd Frazier. Frazier did not sign, though, and was later drafted in the first round by the Reds in 2007. He is a two-time All-Star and he has a career rWAR of 25.2
Future Rockies Ian Desmond, Wade Davis, Jake McGee, Mark Reynolds, and Mike Dunn were also drafted and signed in this draft with Montreal, Tampa Bay, Arizona, and the Yankees.
So, overall, the Rockies drafted three everyday position players in this draft, which is pretty good.
Next up is the 2005 Draft when the Rockies’ first round pick was a very good pick but they had issues after that.