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  • League: 1993-1994
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In the were replaced in the by the Central Valley Rockies. Playing their home games in , the club was the first full-season class A affiliate of the . The team finished 61-75, tied for 9th in the 10-team league, under the guidance of . and , the first two players drafted by the Rockies, were considered the league's top pitching prospects in a poll of California League managers. Burke had gone 7-8 with a 3.18 ERA (third in the circuit) and 114 Ks in 119 innings while Thompson went 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA, allowing 46 hits and fanning 72 in 70 frames before being promoted to the . Burke was one of four pitchers on the league's post-season All-Star team. Among the position players were SS (.280, 95 walks), OF (.271), OF (.292, 78 walks, 60 steals) and OF (.294/~.384/.445), the first player to ever sign a contract with the Rockies.

In their second season, the team went 65-71 under in , tied for sixth in the circuit. Echevarria hit .302 in limited time with the club, OF was the sole representative on the league All-Star team after a .293/.345/.345 season with 44 steals in 56 attempts. was tenth in the league in ERA (6-6, 3.48) but the ace pitcher was not a Rockies prospect. Rather it was , on loan from the . Noguchi went 8-3 with a 2.55 ERA and struck out 161 batters in 137 2/3 innings. He was second on the team in wins, second in the league in ERA and struck out the most batters of any California Leaguer that year. Noguchi was voted the 7th-best prospect in the circuit.

After that year, the Rockies moved their top A team to the and an independent Visalia Oaks returned to the city.