How the 2007 Rockies were built

Originally Published: October 20, 2007
ESPN.com

POSITION PLAYERS
PITCHERS
Garrett Atkins, 3B
Age: 27
Date acquired: June 2000
How acquired: Drafted in the fifth round
Rockies debut: Aug. 3, 2003
Jeremy Affeldt, LHP
Age: 28
Date acquired: July 31, 2006
How acquired: Traded by Kansas City with Denny Bautista for Ryan Shealy and Scott Dohmann
Rockies debut: Aug. 2, 2006
Jeff Baker, OF
Age: 26
Date acquired: June 2002
How acquired: Drafted in the fourth round
Rockies debut: April 4, 2005
Taylor Buchholz, RHP
Age: 25
Date acquired: Dec. 12, 2006
How acquired: Traded by Houston with Willy Taveras and Jason Hirsh for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio
Rockies debut: April 4, 2007
Jamey Carroll, INF
Age: 33
Date acquired: April 3, 2006
How acquired: Purchased from Washington for $300,000
Rockies debut: April 3, 2006
Manny Corpas, RHP
Age: 24
Date acquired: Aug. 26, 1999
How acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Panama
Rockies debut: July 18, 2006
Brad Hawpe, RF
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 2000
How acquired: Drafted in the 11th round
Rockies debut: May 1, 2004
Josh Fogg, RHP
Age: 30
Date acquired: Feb. 9, 2006
How acquired: Signed as a free agent for one year, $450,000
Rockies debut: April 7, 2006
Todd Helton, 1B
Age: 34
Date acquired: June 1995
How acquired: Drafted in the first round (No. 8 overall)
Rockies debut: Aug. 2, 1997
Jeff Francis, LHP
Age: 26
Date acquired: June 2002
How acquired: Drafted in the first round (No. 9 overall)
Rockies debut: Aug. 25, 2004
Matt Holliday, LF
Age: 27
Date acquired: June 1998
How acquired: Drafted in the seventh round
Rockies debut: April 16, 2004
Brian Fuentes, LHP
Age: 32
Date acquired: May 29, 2002
How acquired: Traded by Seattle with Jose Paniagua and Dennis Stark for Jeff Cirillo
Rockies debut: May 29, 2002
Kaz Matsui, 2B
Age: 32
Date acquired: June 9, 2006
How acquired: Traded by NY Mets for Eli Marrero
Rockies debut: Aug. 23, 2006
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP
Age: 34
Date acquired: Dec. 5, 2006
How acquired: Singed as a free agent -- one year, $3.5 million
Rockies debut: Aug. 25, 2004
Seth Smith, OF
Age: 25
Date acquired: June 2004
How acquired: Drafted in the second round
Rockies debut: Sept. 16, 2007
Matt Herges, RHP
Age: 37
Date acquired: Feb. 12, 2007
How acquired: Signed minor league deal
Rockies debut: April 19, 2007
Ryan Spilborghs, OF
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 2002
How acquired: Drafted in the seventh round
Rockies debut: July 16, 2005
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
Age: 23
Date acquired: April 25, 2001
How acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic
Rockies debut: Sept. 26, 2006
Cory Sullivan, OF
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 2001
How acquired: Drafted in the seventh round
Rockies debut: April 4, 2005
Franklin Morales, LHP
Age: 21
Date acquired: Nov. 13, 2002
How acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela
Rockies debut: Aug. 18, 2007
Willy Taveras, CF
Age: 25
Date acquired: Dec. 12, 2006
How acquired: Traded by Houston with Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio
Rockies debut: April 2, 2007
Ryan Speier, RHP
Age: 28
Date acquired: July 23, 2001
How acquired: Signed as an amateur free agent
Rockies debut: April 4, 2005
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Age: 23
Date acquired: June 2005
How acquired: Drafted in the first round (No. 7 overall).
Rockies debut: Aug. 30, 2006



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