Contrary to his Rockies minor league career, Russell Wilson found quick success as an NFL quarterback for the Seahawks, guiding his team to a playoff appearance in his rookie year and putting up the league's fourth best passer rating. The Rockies still control Wilson, so should he ever decide to return to the diamond from the gridiron, it would be with Colorado's organization, but for the moment he seems to have made all the right decisions regarding his professional path.
Tracy Ringolsby takes a look at Wilson and talks to Rockies scouting coordinator Bill Schmidt about the QB. Besides sort of cracking the door open for a return to the club for Wilson at some distant point, the article actually provides some insight into how much time unrefined but potential laden athletes like Wilson are given in the Rockies system to make good on their promise, as Schmidt indicates the second baseman was "1,500 Minor League at-bats away from knowing what was going to happen." If we add that to the 315 Wilson had, it would seem raw Rockies are given about 1,800 AB's to show what they really are capable of in the minors.
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