After completing the first two rounds—plus the competitive balance rounds—on Monday night, the draft resumes at 11 a.m. MT Tuesday, with Rounds 3-10. The Rockies will make eight more picks before the day is done. You can follow MLB’s live updating tracker, or you can stream all the action on MLB.com. Then on Wednesday, the final few rounds (Rounds 11-40) will take place. Today’s schedule begins at 11 am MT; the Twins are on the clock for the first pick of Round 3.
Yesterday the Rockies didn’t pick until Round 2 at 48th overall, where they selected prep infielder Ryan Vilade. Vilade has a big power stroke—he won the Under Armour High School Home Run Derby—but will need to develop better contact skills. He came up as a shortstop but the Rockies will likely slide him to third base.
They also got a Competitive Balance Round B pick at 70th overall, where they took University of Virginia right-handed pitcher Tommy Doyle. Doyle, who worked exclusively out of the bullpen in his final season at UVA, had a 38:10 K/BB ratio in 332⁄3 innings for the Cavaliers. The Rockies may have reached for Doyle, who was the 136th ranked draft prospect by Baseball America, but it’s possible that the team is hoping to sign him to an underslot deal to make room in their budget to sign Vilade. You can find full Day 1 results here.
The Rockies will pick 11th in every round from here on out, with their next pick coming at 86th overall. You can follow all of this live on MLB.com or on Twitter @MLBDraft. If you want every pick dropped right into your Twitter feed as it happens, you can follow @MLBDraftTracker. You can find everything else you need to know about the Rockies’ draft here. You can track Baseball America’s top remaining talent here.
Follow along as we track the draft and signing status of the Class of 2017.
Rockies MLB Draft Class of 2017
|2||48||Ryan Vilade||3B||Stillwater (OK) HS||$1,425,400|
|2b||70||Tommy Doyle||RHP||U. of Virginia||Yes|
|3||86||Will Gaddis||RHP||Furman University||$600,000|
|4||116||Pearson McMahan||RHP||St. Johns River State College||Yes|
|11||326||Hunter Williams||LHP||(No School)||Yes|
|13||386||Shameko Smith||RHP||Polk State College||Yes|
|14||416||Nic Motley||C||McLennan CC||Yes|
|16||476||Alan Trejo||SS||San Diego State||Yes|
|19||566||Joey Bartosic||CF||George Washington U||Yes|
|20||596||Casey Golden||RF||UNC Wilmington||Yes|
|21||626||Nate Harris||RHP||Louisiana Tech||Yes|
|22||656||Daneil Jipping||OF||Central Michigan||Yes|
|23||686||Danny Edgeworth||3B||Mercer U||Yes|
|25||746||Derrik Watson||RHP||Murray State||Yes|
|26||776||Aubrey Mccarty||RF||Florida A&M||Yes|
|27||806||Brandon Lambright||RHP||Abilene Christian U||Yes|
|29||866||Todd Czinege||2B||Villanova U||Yes|
|30||896||Jeff Moberg||2B||U Tennessee||Yes|
|31||926||Reagan Biechler||LHP||Wichita St||Yes|
|34||1016||Hayden Roberts||RHP||U Southern Mississippi||Yes|
|35||1046||James Notary||RHP||Broomfield HS||Not Yet|
|37||1106||Tyler Hardman||3B||Temescal Canyon HS||Not Yet|
|38||1136||Drake Davis||RHP||Ralston Valley HS||Not Yet|
|39||1166||Colin Hall||CF||Wesleyan HS||Not Yet|
|40||1196||J.T. Stanley||C||Centennial HS||Not Yet|