Omar Quintanilla

Team Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies
Position Shortstop
Born Oct 24, 1981
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 2005 - present

Omar Quintanilla is a professional American baseball player who specializes as an infielder. Omar went to the Socorro High School where he led the city in homers and RBI. This led to him being named as the Texas All-State shortstop. Omar went onto attend the University of Texas, Austin on a full scholarship and eventually played at second and third base along with the shortstop positions. Omar was also part of the national championship winning team in his stint at the collegiate level. Omar was picked in the 1st round of the 2003 MLB Draft at 33rd overall by the Oakland Athletics. His professional career began at the Low A-Division at the Vancouver Canadians and was soon playing for the Modesto A’s in the Advanced A-Division. Omar batted at .358 in 40 appearances for the two sides in 2003. Ranked as the 7th best prospect in the Athletics’ organization, Omar began 2004 with the Modesto A’s. He batted at .315 and was promoted to the AA-League with the Midland Rockhounds by late 2004.

He began the 2005 season with the Rockhounds and in July, was traded out to the Colorado Rockies. After a short stint with the AAA-League affiliates of the Rockies, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Omar was promoted up to the Major League side in July. After making his debut in the same month, Omar ended the season with a 1-3 win-loss record. Since then, Omar has begun each of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons at the AAA-League with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox however, each year, he has been pulled up to the MLB squad at least once. Although he has had extremely limited time at the top division, his batting average reached a peak of .238 in 2008.

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