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Roy Halladay, Colorado Product

As we see Roy Halladay dominate the American League in the 2011 MLB All-Star Game, just remember that once upon a time Roy Halladay was carving up high school hitters in Colorado. That's right he was born in Denver and went on to play for Arvada West before the Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the 17th overall pick in the 1995 draft.

So, yeah, the Rockies passed on Halladay and drafted Todd Helton, which was a great pick as well. Look at some of the other pitchers taken ahead of Halladay: Kerry Wood, Ariel Prieto, Jonathan Johnson, Mike Drumright, Matt Morris, Mark Redman, Andy Yount and Joe Fontenot.


So Wood, Morris and Redman are the best of that group with Prieto right after them. All the rest had really brief MLB careers or never made the show.


Looks like Roy Halladay will be an easy addition to Cooperstown years from now and will be the second Colorado native to be inducted.