Complete Rockies 2014 draft class

Rich Schultz

Is this the draft class that finally helps the Rockies win an NL West title in the next four to five years?

Somewhere between 35 and 40 new players will make their professional debut in the Rockies organization sometime this summer. Only a few of those will carve out any sort of success at the highest levels of the system, but until then, every single one of these guys represents a player who can be dreamed on in some form.

Here's a complete list of the Rockies' 2014 draftees:

Rnd

OvPck

Pos

Drafted Out of

1

8

Kyle Freeland

LHP

University of Evansville (Evansville, IN)

1

35

Forrest Wall

2B

Orangewood Christian HS (Maitland, FL)

2

48

Ryan Castellani

RHP

Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix, AZ)

3

82

Sam Howard

LHP

Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)

4

113

Wes Rogers

CF

Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)

5

143

Kevin Padlo

3B

Murrieta Valley HS (Murrieta, CA)

6

173

Max George

SS

Regis Jesuit HS (Aurora, CO)

7

203

Drew Weeks

LF

University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)

8

233

Harrison Musgrave

LHP

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

9

263

Andrew Rohrbach

RHP

California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

10

293

Troy Stein

C

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

11

323

Richard Prigatano

RF

California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

12

353

Dylan Craig

LHP

Illinois State University (Normal, IL)

13

383

Chris Rabago

SS

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

14

413

Grahamm Wiest

RHP

California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)

15

443

Alec Kenilvort

RHP

College of Marin (Kentfield, CA)

16

473

Roberto Ramos

1B

College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)

17

503

Shane Hoelscher

3B

Rice University (Houston, TX)

18

533

James Lomangino

RHP

St. John's University (Queens, NY)

19

563

Nathaniel Causey

1B

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

20

593

Jordan Parris

C

Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN)

21

623

Josh Michalec

RHP

Baylor University (Waco, TX)

22

653

Sam Bumpers

SS

Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)

23

683

Gavin Glanz

RHP

Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)

24

713

Jerry Vasto

LHP

Felician College (Lodi, NJ)

25

743

Alec Crawford

RHP

University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

26

773

Taylor Black

RHP

Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)

27

803

Craig Schlitter

RHP

Bryant College (Smithfield, RI)

28

833

Landon Lassiter

3B

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

29

863

Logan Sawyer

RHP

Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN)

30

893

Hunter Brothers

RHP

Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)

31

923

Dylan Thompson

RHP

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

32

953

Pavin Smith

1B

Palm Beach Gardens HS (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

33

983

Jake Kolterman

RHP

Decatur HS (Federal Way, WA)

34

1013

Cory Voss

C

Pueblo South HS (Pueblo, CO)

35

1043

Brody Westmoreland

SS

Thunder Ridge HS (Highlands Ranch, CO)

36

1073

Lucas Gilbreath

LHP

Legacy HS (Westminster, CO)

37

1103

Tolly Filotei

CF

Daphne HS (Daphne, AL)

38

1133

Griffin Canning

RHP

Santa Margarita Catholic HS (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)

39

1163

Nathan Rodriguez

C

El Dorado HS (Placentia, CA)

40

1193

Taylor Lewis

RHP

Chipola College (Marianna, FL)

A few quick thoughts:

  • Sam Bumpers is an 80-grade name for a shortstop.
  • The Rockies now have the Brothers Brothers in the organization. Try to wrap your head around what order "the Brothers Brothers" was intended to be in.
  • I wish I could find more information on some of the high schoolers at the back end of the draft, but of those players, Nathan Rodriguez might be the most intriguing. Rodriguez has a chance to be an elite defender behind the plate and could mold into an above-average hitter at the position, according to one scout I talked to. His commitment to Arkansas is a strong one, though, so it's probably unlikely that the Rockies are able to pry him away from it.
Check out the rest of our draft coverage here, and stay tuned for a few more blurbs on the 2014 class.
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