Omar Quintanilla

Omar Quintanilla (born October 24, 1981, in El Paso, Texas) is a Major League Baseball infielder playing for the Colorado Rockies. He attended Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, where he led the city of El Paso in home runs, RBI, and was elected to the Texas All-State shortstop. After graduating, he received a scholarship to the University of Texas, Austin, where he played second base, third base, and shortstop, and appeared in two national championship games, winning one. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (33rd overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2003, he played for Low-A Vancouver and High-A Modesto, batting .358 in 40 games. He started 2004 with Modesto as the A's 7th ranked prospect and after hitting .315 received a late-season promotion to Double-A Midland. He began 2005 with Midland as the A's 8th ranked prospect and on July 15, he was traded along with outfielder Eric Byrnes to the Colorado Rockies for pitchers Joe Kennedy and Jay Witasick. The Rockies assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs and promoted him to the majors in late July. He made his debut on July 31 and went 1-3. In each of the next three seasons, Quintanilla began...
FULL ARTICLE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG

Articles

  • Peterson happy to help Isotopes any way he can

    TWCC Examiner 2 weeks ago
    Brock Peterson is at the stage in his career where he will do just about anything to help his team. So at the age of 30 on Sunday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes first baseman took the mound for the first ...
  • In Sandy we trust?

    TWCC Examiner 3 weeks ago
    Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-47, the Mets are 10 games under .500 on July 2nd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the ...

Login

Login to make editorial changes to the current page.

Login Cancel

Close