1993 Colorado Rockies season

1993 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
General manager(s) Bob Gebhard
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

  • 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

Expansion draft

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

PickPlayerPositionFromNote
1David NiedRHPATL
3Charlie Hayes3BNYY
5Darren HolmesRHPMIL
7Jerald ClarkOFSD
9Kevin ReimerOFTEXwas dealt the same day to MIL for Dante Bichette
11Eric Young2BLAD
13Jody Reed2BBOSwas dealt the same day to LAD for Rudy Seánez. Seánez played briefly in the Rockies' minor league system before being released in July '93
15Scott AldredLHPDET
17Alex ColeOFPIT
19Joe GirardiCCHC
21Willie BlairRHPHOU
23Jay OwensCMIN
25Andy AshbyRHPPHI

Round 2

PickPlayerPositionFromNote
28Freddie BenavidesSSCIN
30Roberto Mejía2BLAD
32Doug BochtlerRHPMONplayed in the Rockies' minor league system before being traded to SD in the Brad Ausmus deal in July '93
34Lance PainterLHPSD
36Butch HenryLHPHOU
38Ryan HawblitzelRHPCHC
40Vinny CastillaSSATL
42Brett MerrimanRHPCALwas traded to MIN before the '93 season for Gary Wayne
44Jim Tatum3BMIL
46Kevin RitzRHPDET
48Eric WedgeC/1BBOS
50Keith ShepherdRHPPHI
52Calvin JonesRHPSEAnever pitched in the Majors again; never even played in the Rockies' minor leagues

Round 3

PickPlayerPositionFromNote
54Brad AusmusCNYYwas traded to SD on July 26 and made MLB debut 2 days later
56Marcus MooreRHPTOR
58Armando ReynosoRHPATL
60Steve ReedRHPSF
62Mo SanfordRHPCIN
64Pedro Castellano3BCHC
66Curtis LeskanicRHPMIN
68Scott FredricksonRHPSD
70Braulio CastilloOFPHIplayed 39 games for AAA Colorado Springs before being traded to HOU for Mark Grant, but never played in the Majors again
72Denis BoucherLHPCLEtraded before the season to SD for Jay Gainer

Regular season

Opening Day starters

  • 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

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 10458 0.642 51–30 53–28
San Francisco Giants 10359 0.636 1 50–31 53–28
Houston Astros 8577 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Los Angeles Dodgers 8181 0.500 23 41–40 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 7389 0.451 31 41–40 32–49
Colorado Rockies 6795 0.414 37 39–42 28–53
San Diego Padres 61101 0.377 43 34–47 27–54

Record vs. opponents

1993 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–510–313–07–58–58–57–59–36–67–59–47–66–6
Chicago 5–77–58–46–74–87–55–8–18–57–65–88–46–68–5
Cincinnati 3–105–79–47–56–75–84–86–64–88–49–42–115–7
Colorado 0–134–84–97–511–27–63–96–63–98–46–73–105–7
Florida 5–77–65–75–73–95–75–84–94–96–77–54–84–9
Houston 5–88–47–62–119–39–45–711–15–77–58–53–106–6
Los Angeles 5–85–78–56–77–54–96–68–42–108–49–47–66–6
Montreal 5–78–5–18–49–38–57–56–69–46–78–510–23–97–6
New York 3–95–86–66–69–41–114–84–93–104–95–74–85–8
Philadelphia 6-66–78–49–39–47–510–27–610–37–66–64–88–5
Pittsburgh 5–78–54–84–87–65–74–85–89–46–79–35–74–9
San Diego 4–94–84–97–65–75–84–92–107–56–63–93–107–5
San Francisco 6–76–611–210–38–410–36–79–38–48–47–510–34–8
St. Louis 6–65–87–57–59–46–66–66–78–55–89–45–78–4

Roster

1993 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Transactions

  • 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

Major League debuts

  • 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

Game Log

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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

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
Daryl Boston12429176.2611440
Roberto Mejía6522953.231520
Danny Sheaffer8221660.278432
Freddie Benavides7421361.286326
Chris Jones8620957.273631
Nelson Liriano4815146.305215
Dale Murphy26426.14307

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Armando Reynoso30189.012114.00117
David Nied1687.0595.1746
Butch Henry2084.2286.5939
Kent Bottenfield1476.2356.1030
Greg Harris1373.1186.5040

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Parrett4073.2335.3866
Curtis Leskanic1857.0155.3730
Andy Ashby2054.0048.5033
Lance Painter1039.0226.0016
Mo Sanford1135.2125.3036

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gary Wayne655315.0549
Steve Reed649534.4851
Darren Holmes6233254.0560
Bruce Ruffin596523.87126
Willie Blair4661004.7584

Farm system

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

[17]

References

Inaugural: Stadium Team (Only)

Toney Walters, A.K.A (Prince Jordan Tyson) through Andy Frain Services: Hired Every Ticket Taker, Usher and Security Guard for Inaugural season, was placed in Charge of the Lost and Found. Hired By: Stadium Manager: To Answer Stadium Telephones during games and be Bat Boy and Team Liazion.

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