1993 Colorado Rockies season

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1993 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
Manager(s) Don Baylor
Local television KWGN-TV
(Duane Kuiper, Charlie Jones)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Francisco Gomez)
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The Colorado Rockies' 1993 season was the first for the Rockies. They played in the National League West. Don Baylor was their manager. They played home games at Mile High Stadium. They finished 37 games behind the NL West Champion Atlanta Braves with a record of 67-95, sixth in the division, only ahead of the San Diego Padres.

Vinny Castilla was the last player from the Rockies' inaugural season to retire, playing his last game at the end of 2006.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • November 9, 1992: Neifi Pérez was signed as an Amateur Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]
  • November 16, 1992: Andrés Galarraga was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • November 17, 1992: Dante Bichette was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Colorado Rockies for Kevin Reimer.[4]
  • December 7, 1992: Bruce Ruffin was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[5]
  • December 7, 1992: Bryn Smith was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[6]

Draft picks[edit]

Expansion draft[edit]

As opposed to previous expansion drafts such as the 1961 draft, players from both leagues were available to the expansion clubs. Each existing club could protect fifteen players on their roster from being drafted and only one player could be drafted from each team in the first round. Then for each additional round National League teams could protect an additional 3 players and American League teams could protect 4 more. All unprotected major and minor League players were eligible except those chosen in the amateur drafts of 1991 or 1992 and players who were 18 or younger when signed in 1990.

Round 1[edit]

Pick Player Position From Note
1 David Nied RHP ATL
3 Charlie Hayes 3B NYY
5 Darren Holmes RHP MIL
7 Jerald Clark OF SD
9 Kevin Reimer OF TEX
11 Eric Young 2B LAD
13 Jody Reed 2B BOS
15 Scott Aldred LHP DET
17 Alex Cole OF PIT
19 Joe Girardi C CHC
21 Willie Blair RHP HOU
23 Jay Owens C MIN
25 Andy Ashby RHP PHI

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Position From Note
28 Freddie Benavides SS CIN
30 Roberto Mejía 2B LAD
32 Doug Bochtler RHP MON
34 Lance Painter LHP SD
36 Butch Henry LHP HOU
38 Ryan Hawblitzel RHP CHC
40 Vinny Castilla SS ATL
42 Brett Merriman RHP CAL
44 Jim Tatum 3B MIL
46 Kevin Ritz RHP DET
48 Eric Wedge C/1B BOS
50 Keith Shepherd RHP PHI
52 Calvin Jones RHP SEA

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Position From Note
54 Brad Ausmus C NYY
56 Marcus Moore RHP TOR
58 Armando Reynoso RHP ATL
60 Steve Reed RHP SF
62 Mo Sanford RHP CIN
64 Pedro Castellano 3B CHC
66 Curtis Leskanic RHP MIN
68 Scott Fredrickson RHP SD
70 Braulio Castillo OF PHI
72 Denis Boucher LHP CLE

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Freddie Benavides
  • Dante Bichette
  • Jerald Clark
  • Alex Cole
  • Andrés Galarraga
  • Joe Girardi
  • Charlie Hayes
  • David Nied (Bryn Smith was the starter for the home-opener)
  • Eric Young[8]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 104 58 0.642 51–30 53–28
San Francisco Giants 103 59 0.636 1 50–31 53–28
Houston Astros 85 77 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 81 0.500 23 41–40 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 73 89 0.451 31 41–40 32–49
Colorado Rockies 67 95 0.414 37 39–42 28–53
San Diego Padres 61 101 0.377 43 34–47 27–54


Roster[edit]

1993 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Transactions[edit]

  • April 3, 1993: Dale Murphy was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[9]
  • April 29, 1993: Scott Aldred was selected off waivers by the Montreal Expos from the Colorado Rockies.[10]
  • May 14, 1993: Mike Munoz was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[11]
  • May 19, 1993: Gerald Young was released by the Colorado Rockies.[12]
  • June 2, 1993: Bryn Smith was released by the Colorado Rockies.[6]
  • July 16, 1993: Kent Bottenfield was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Colorado Rockies for Butch Henry.[13]
  • July 26, 1993: Brad Ausmus was traded by the Colorado Rockies with Doug Bochtler and a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for Bruce Hurst and Greg Harris. The Colorado Rockies sent Andy Ashby (July 27, 1993) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.[14]

Draft picks[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Jay Gainer (May 14)
    • Pedro Castellano (May 30)
    • Jayhawk Owens (Jun 6)
    • Roberto Mejía (Jul 15)
  • Pitchers:
    • Scott Fredrickson (Apr 29)
    • Lance Painter (May 19)
    • Curtis Leskanic (Jun 27)
    • Marcus Moore (Jul 9) [16]

Game log[edit]

Game Log

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Joe Girardi 86 310 90 .290 3 31
1B Andrés Galarraga 120 470 174 .370 22 98
2B Eric Young 144 490 132 .269 3 42
SS Vinny Castilla 105 337 86 .255 9 30
3B Charlie Hayes 157 573 175 .305 25 98
LF Jerald Clark 140 478 135 .282 13 67
CF Alex Cole 126 348 89 .256 0 24
RF Dante Bichette 141 538 167 .310 21 89

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Boston, DarylDaryl Boston 124 291 76 .261 14 40
Mejía, RobertoRoberto Mejía 65 229 53 .231 5 20
Sheaffer, DannyDanny Sheaffer 82 216 60 .278 4 32
Benavides, FreddieFreddie Benavides 74 213 61 .286 3 26
Jones, ChrisChris Jones 86 209 57 .273 6 31
Liriano, NelsonNelson Liriano 48 151 46 .305 2 15
Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 26 42 6 .143 0 7

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Reynoso, ArmandoArmando Reynoso 30 189.0 12 11 4.00 117
Nied, DavidDavid Nied 16 87.0 5 9 5.17 46
Henry, ButchButch Henry 20 84.2 2 8 6.59 39
Bottenfield, KentKent Bottenfield 14 76.2 3 5 6.10 30
Harris, GregGreg Harris 13 73.1 1 8 6.50 40

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Parrett, JeffJeff Parrett 40 73.2 3 3 5.38 66
Leskanic, CurtisCurtis Leskanic 18 57.0 1 5 5.37 30
Ashby, AndyAndy Ashby 20 54.0 0 4 8.50 33
Painter, LanceLance Painter 10 39.0 2 2 6.00 16
Sanford, MoMo Sanford 11 35.2 1 2 5.30 36

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wayne, GaryGary Wayne 65 5 3 1 5.05 49
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 64 9 5 3 4.48 51
Holmes, DarrenDarren Holmes 62 3 3 25 4.05 60
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 59 6 5 2 3.87 126
Blair, WillieWillie Blair 46 6 10 0 4.75 84

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
A Central Valley Rockies California League Paul Zuvella
Short-Season A Bend Rockies Northwest League Howie Bedell
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League P. J. Carey

[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castivi02.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perezne01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/galaran01.shtml
  4. ^ Dante Bichette Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruffibr01.shtml
  6. ^ a b Bryn Smith Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?query_type=franch_year&team_ID=COL&year_ID=1992&draft_type=junreg
  8. ^ 1993 Colorado Rockies Roster by Baseball Almanac
  9. ^ Dale Murphy Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/aldresc01.shtml
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/munozmi01.shtml
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/youngge02.shtml
  13. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  14. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bochtdo01.shtml
  15. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?query_type=franch_year&team_ID=COL&year_ID=1993&draft_type=junreg
  16. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=1993&l=NL
  17. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007