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Rockies sign shortstop Jack Blomgren

The University of Michigan infielder brings infield grit

The Rockies announced today that they have signed Jack Blomgren, a shortstop from the University of Michigan and their sixth-round pick.

Vice President of Scouting Bill Schmidt said of Blomgren, “I think what he has inside of him is real special.”

He continued, “I think he’s a tough competitor that is all about winning. I think he’s about making other people around him better. As far as what goes on on the field, I think he’s a very steady player. There’s nothing really flashy, but when he gets between the lines, he’s trying to beat you.”

Schmidt, whose son also plays at the University of Michigan, had seen Blomgren playing for years. He added, “If you have to use a term with Jack, it’s ‘grind.’ But he’s going to do anything he has to to beat you.”

Right-handed Blomgren batted .286 with three doubles and one home run in 2020, reaching base in all 15 games before the 2020 season was cancelled. In 2019, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound shortstop was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and the NCAA College World Series All-Tournament Team after totaling nine hits in the Wolverines’ run to the College World Series Championship game.

In 137 career games across three seasons with the Wolverines, Blomgren batted .276 (127-for-460) with 18 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 71 RBI and 18 stolen bases.

Although the draft pick had a slot value of $394,300, signing terms were not released.

The Rockies have now signed all of their draft selections with the exceptions of catcher Drew Romo and right-handed pitcher Chris McMahon.