Diamondbacks and Rockies Roster Based on Domestic Drafts

Both are relatively new teams that quickly made the playoffs for being expansion teams. Both have struggled to get to the playoffs after their early success. Both signed an ace for the rotation. The Diamondbacks signed theirs but traded him away. The Rockeis could not sign theirs. The Rockies drafted some pretty stellar shortstops, though both the Rockies and Diamondbacks drafted a future star shortstop. Again, the Diamondbacks traded him away while the Rockies never signed him. The Diamondbacks got a bargain on a first baseman with their ninth round pick. Myworld takes a look at what these two teams rosters would be like if they relied only on the domestic draft to fill their rosters, looking at the drafts from 2005 to present.

Arizona Diamondbacks

2005 - Justin Upton (1) OF
2006 - Max Scherzer (1) RHP, Brooks Brown (1) RHP, Brett Anderson (2) LHP, Tony Barnette (10) RHP
2007 - Rey Navarro (3) SS, Bobby LaFromboise (14 - DNS) LHP, Josh Collmenter (15) RHP, Sammy Solis (18 - DNS) LHP, Tommy Layne (26) LHP, Evan Scribner (28) RHP
2008 - Wade Miley (1) LHP, Bryan Shaw (2) RHP, Collin Cowgill (5) OF, Daniel Webb (12 - DNS) RHP, Ryan Cook (27) RHP, Jake Elmore (34)2B
2009 - A.J. Pollock (1) OF, Matt Davidson (1) 3B, Chris Owings (1) SS, Marc Krauss (2) OF, Keon Broxton (3) OF, Paul Goldschmidt (8) 1B, Chase Anderson (9) RHP
2010 - Zach Walters (9) SS, Mike Bolsinger (15) RHP, Adam Eaton (19) OF
2011 - Trevor Bauer (1) RHP, Archie Bradley (1) RHP, Andrew Chafin (1) LHP, Evan Marshall (4) RHP
2012 - Jake Lamb (6) 3B
2013 - Braden Shipley (1) RHP, Aaron Blair (1) RHP
2015 - Dansby Swanson (1) SS

Roster

C - None
1B - Paul Goldschmidt
2B - Jake Elmore, Zack Walters
3B - Jake Lamb, Matt Davidson
SS - Chris Owings, Dansby Swanson, Rey Navorro
OF - Justin Upton, Adam Eaton, Collin Cwogill, Marc Krauss, Keon Broxton, A.J. Pollock
SP - Max Scherzer, Wade Miley, Trevor Bauer, Archie Bradley, Braden Shilpey, Aaron Blair
RP - Sammy Solis, Josh Collmenter, Tony Barnette, Brooks Brown, Brett Anderson, Bobby LaFromboise, Tommy Layne, Evan Scribner, Bryan Shaw, Daniel Webb, Ryan Cook, Chase Anderson, Mike Bolsinger, Andrew Chafin, Evan Marshall

Colorado Rockies

2005 - Troy Tulowitski (1) SS, Chaz Roe (1) RHP, Chris Martin (21 - DNS) RHP
2006 - Michael McHenry (7) C, Will Harris (9) RHP, Andrew Cashner (18 - DNS) RHP, Justin Miller (47 - DNS) RHP
2007 - Jordan Pacheco (9) C, Matt Reynolds (20) LHP, Chris Sale (21 - DNS) LHP, Logan Shafer (47 - DNS) OF
2008 - Christian Friedrich (1) LHP, Charlie Blackmon (2) OF, Chris Dominguez (5 - DNS) 3B, Thomas Field (24) SS
2009 - Tyler Matzek (1) LHP, Rex Brothers (1) LHP, Nolan Arenado (2) 3B, Ben Paulson (3) 1B, Rob Scahill (8) RHP, Dustin Garneau (19) C, Corey Dickerson (29 - DNS) OF
2010 - Kyle Parker (1) OF, Chad Bettis (2) RHP, Josh Ruttledge (3) SS, Corey Dickerson (8) OF, Christian Bergman (24) RHP, Marco Gonzalez (29 - DNS) LHP
2011 - Trevor Story (1) SS, Peter O’Brien (3 - DNS) 1B, Preston Tucker (16 - DNS) OF
2012 - David Dahl (1) OF, Eddie Butler (1) RHP, Tom Murphy (3) C, Scott Oberg (15) RHP, Dansby Swanson (38 - DNS) SS
2013 - Jon Gray (1) RHP

Roster

C - Michael McHenry, Jordan Pacheco, Tom Murphy, Dustin Garneau
1B - Ben Paulsen, Peter O’Brien
2B - Josh Ruttledge, Thomas Field
3B - Nolan Arenado, Chris Dominguez
SS - Troy Tulowitski, Trevor Story, Dansby Swanson
OF - David Dahl, Logan Shafer, Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson, Kyle Parker, Preston Tucker
SP - Chris Sale, Andrew Cashner, Jon Gray, Eddie Butler, Marco Gonzalez, Chad Bettis
RP - Chaz Roe, Chris Martin, Will Harris, Justin Miller, Matt Reynolds, Christian Friedrich, Tyler Matzek, Rex Brothers, Rob Scahill

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