The Rockies will add just one prospect during the first round tonight, assuming whomever they select ends up signing. The upside to the COVID-shortened 2020 season and 26-34 record (.433) is that they will once again have a higher draft pick. They will be selecting in the top ten again — eighth this year, instead of ninth in 2020.
As always, there’s a lot of speculation. For Purple Row’s analysis, see these two articles by Renee Dechert.
The Rockies will be represented by interim general manager Bill Schmidt. Day 1 will include the first round (36 picks), Day 2 will include rounds 2-10 and begins at 11am MDT, and Day 3 will be rounds 11-20 and begin at 10am MDT.
We’ll keep you up to date on the Rockies’ picks and tell you a bit about them.
Here’s a look at tonight’s schedule and where to watch:
Start time: 5:00 MT
Television: ESPN and the MLB Network
Social: @MLBDraft and @MLBDraftTracker on Twitter
The Rockies are scheduled to have the following picks through the first five rounds:
- Round 1: 8th
- Round 2: 44th
- Competitive Balance B: 68th
- Round 3: 79th
- Round 4: 109th
- Round 5: 140th
You can see the complete 2020 draft order and bonus slot values here.