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MLB Draft 2017: Rockies announce signings of 34 draftees

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Colorado Rockies news and notes for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Well, that wasn’t much fun. Let’s try and cleanse the palate, shall we?

Rockies sign 2nd-round Draft pick Ryan Vilade | MLB.com

As announced yesterday, the Rockies came to an agreement with their top pick of the 2017 draft. He signed for a signing bonus at slot value, $1,425,400. Fun fact: Vilade and Story played for the same travel team in Texas, the Dallas Patriots, though they never played together because of the age difference.

Ryan Vilade, Tommy Doyle and 32 other draft picks sign pro deals with the Rockies | Denver Post

Nick Groke has more on the 2017 Draft Class.

Rockies draft pick Chad Spanberger right where he wanted to be | Rox Pile

Kevin Henry got to chat with slugger Chad Spanberger, who the Rockies drafted in the sixth round out of University of Arkansas. He seems to be a big fan of the state of Colorado.

King of Clutch: Arenado keeps defying the odds | BSN Rockies

You can debate whether clutch is performantive or predictive (consider me firmly in the first camp), but either way you can't deny what Nolan Arenado has done in 2017. Case in point: in High Leverage situations he's hitting .419/.486/.871 and none of those are typos.

Rockies won’t quit on CarGo because he never quit on them | BSN Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez hasn't had the year he would like up to this point, but the Colorado Rockies clubhouse is 100 percent behind him.

2017 Top NL Contact Survivors | FanGraphs Baseball

There has been a lot of talk about the sustainability of the young Rockies pitching staff's success. Tony Blengino offers a look at what's driving the success for one of those hurlers--Kyle Freeland--and provides a hopeful glimpse as to what the rest of the season may hold.

Triple-A baseball leaving Colorado Springs after 30 years | The Denver Post

The 30-year run of Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs will end in 15 months. But don't worry: baseball will remain in the Springs, and it will likely mean you get to see MORE Rockies prospects.