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MLB Draft 2021, Day 3: Draft tracker and open thread

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See all of the Rockies’ selections here

The final rounds of the 2021 MLB Draft begin today at 10:00am Denver time (12:00pm Eastern time). Ten rounds of the draft are complete, and if there’s one obvious trend to pull out of the Rockies’ selections so far, it’s that they are skewing towards college players. Of their 11 picks so far, first-rounder Benny Montgomery is the only high schooler they’ve taken. He hails from Red Land High School in Lewisberry, PA.

Some of this could be due to scouting difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic, but at this point in the draft, high schoolers might be more challenging to sign. It will be interesting to see how the Rockies utilize their final ten picks today, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Montgomery continue to be the only high schooler they do draft.

After a COVID-shortened five-round draft in 2020, the 2021 draft has been expanded back, but only to 20 rounds rather than 40 pre-COVID. The draft will be streamed live exclusively on MLB.com with no delay between selections, so it should go pretty quickly. If you can’t watch it live, you can also see each pick being made on Draft Tracker and by following @MLBDraftTracker on Twitter. For more complete info, click here.

Rockies Draft 2021 Picks and Signings Tracker

Round Pick Player Position School Signed Slot Value
Round Pick Player Position School Signed Slot Value
1 8 Benny Montgomery OF Red Land HS (PA) $5,000,000 $5,176,900
2 44 Jaden Hill RHP Louisiana State University $1,689,500 $1,689,500
CBB 68 Joe Rock LHP Ohio University $953,100 $953,100
3 79 McCade Brown RHP University of Indiana $780,400 $780,400
4 109 Hunter Goodman C University of Memphis $600,000 $533,000
5 140 Evan Justice LHP North Carolina State University $150,000 $394,300
6 170 Braxton Fulford C Texas Tech University $280,000 $296,400
7 200 Evan Shawver LHP University of Cincinnati $231,100 $231,100
8 230 Robby Martin OF Florida State University $200,000 $183,700
9 260 Cullen Kafka RHP University of Oregon $158,100 $158,100
10 290 Zach Kokoska OF Kansas State University $130,000 $147,400
11 320 Nic Kent SS University of Virginia $175,000 $125,000
12 350 Mason Green LHP University of Central Missouri $125,000 $125,000
13 380 EJ Andrews OF Fresno State University $125,000 $125,000
14 410 Tyler Ras RHP University of Alabama $125,000 $125,000
15 440 Benjamin Sems SS University of Michigan $25,000 $125,000
16 470 Braiden Ward OF University of Washington $125,000 $125,000
17 500 Jarrod Cande OF Florida Southern University $125,000 $125,000
18 530 Bryce McGowan RHP University of North Carolina at Charlotte $300,000 $125,000
19 560 Elijah Trest RHP University of Arkansas DID NOT SIGN $125,000
20 590 Tyler Ahearn RHP Florida State University $75,000 $125,000
UDFA Luke Taggart RHP University of Oklahoma $20,000 $20,000