Entering the 2006 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies were coming off of a horrendous 67-95 season, which was tied for the worst in franchise history when the Rockies went 67-95 in their inaugural season.
That awful record came, in part, because of the Rockies trying to turn over a new leaf. In 2003 and 2004, they utilized a lot of veteran pieces (many of which were in their second stints as Rockies) but in 2005, they largely turned things over to their homegrown players. Some of them succeeded (like Matt Holliday, Clint Barmes, and Garrett Atkins) but a lot struggled or had growing pains (like Jeff Francis, Aaron Miles, Joe Kennedy, J.D. Closser, and Luis A. Gonzalez).
They turned the corner a bit in 2006 when, entering the draft, they were only three games below .500, and that was because they were on a six-game losing streak. By the end of June, they were three games above .500 but regressed for the rest of the season, finishing at 76-86.
But in the draft, they had their choice of some world-class talent, especially because they were picking behind the Kansas City Royals in the Draft.
But the Colorado Rockies picked very poorly in the 2006 MLB Draft, as they drafted Greg Reynolds.
With the second overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies picked right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds out of Stanford University.
Reynolds did make it to the majors but he only was there in parts of three seasons (two with the Rockies). In his career, he pitched to a dreadful 7.01 ERA in 123 1/3 innings. He last appeared in the majors with Cincinnati in 2013 and last pitched in affiliated ball in 2016 in Triple-A for San Diego.
The Rockies gave him a signing bonus of $3.25 million, which was the third-highest in the draft.
With drafting Reynolds, the Colorado Rockies passed up drafting multiple future Hall of Famers.