Colorado Rockies Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1998Colorado Rockies55.2
2009Colorado Rockies34.9
1995Colorado Rockies33.9
1997Colorado Rockies30.7
2005Colorado Rockies24.4

Bottom Five Draft Classes

2007Colorado Rockies-5.1
1994Colorado Rockies-1.2
2001Colorado Rockies0.9
2006Colorado Rockies4.2
2003Colorado Rockies4.4
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199518Todd Helton33.2
19987210Matt Holliday31.7
2009259Nolan Arenado31.3
200517Troy Tulowitzki22.6
199813390Juan Pierre16.4
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200612Greg Reynolds-0.7
199417Doug MillionNo MLB Experience
200718Casey WeathersNo MLB Experience
200419Chris Nelson-1.9
2003110Ian Stewart2.2
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199813390Juan Pierre16.4
200414410Dexter Fowler10.5
199211319Craig Counsell6.0
200011317Brad Hawpe3.7
201215468Scott Oberg2.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200721642Chris Sale27.0
2004371100Todd Frazier20.9
2002401191Matt Garza14.7
200929871Corey Dickerson11.5
1998421260Nyjer Morgan10.7
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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