In the 2010 MLB Draft, it was a draft that was very top-heavy in talent. Unfortunately for the Colorado Rockies, they didn’t get to draft any player until the 26th pick of the draft since the Rockies were a good team in 2009.
They made it to the playoffs for only the third time in franchise history, as they went 92-70 and clinched a playoff berth via the NL Wild Card.
There were some very good picks before the Colorado Rockies drafted in the 2010 Draft
Drafted before the Colorado Rockies selected in the 2010 Draft were:
- OF Bryce Harper, 1st overall pick, Nationals (6x All-Star, 2012 NL Rookie of the Year, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x NL MVP, 40.1 rWAR)
- SS Manny Machado, 3rd overall, Orioles (5x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove Award winner, 1x Platinum Glove Award winner, 1x Silver Slugger Award winner, four top 10 MVP finishes)
- C Yasmani Grandal, 12th overall, Reds (2x All-Star, MVP votes in two seasons, 21.7 rWAR)
- LHP Chris Sale, 13th overall, White Sox (7x All-Star, seven top 6 Cy Young Award finishes, former Colorado Rockies draft pick in 2007, 46.5 rWAR)
- 1B Christian Yelich, 23rd overall, Marlins (moved to the outfield, 2x All-Star, 3x Silver Slugger Award winner, 2014 NL Gold Glove winner, 2018-2019 NL batting champ, 2018 NL MVP, second in 2019 NL MVP voting)
The Colorado Rockies were less successful with their first round pick as they drafted first baseman/outfielder Kyle Parker. Parker appeared in parts of two seasons in the majors (both with the Rockies). He played in 64 games and he had a career -1.4 rWAR. Not the best draft pick in franchise history, by any means.