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Rockies’ 2021 draft results and signings tracker

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Here’s a list of who has signed with the organization following the All-Star Week 2021 draft

The 2021 MLB Draft is in the books! The Rockies made 21 picks this year. They started with high school outfielder Benny Montgomery eighth overall out of Red Land High School in Pennsylvania. He would end up being their only high school pick. Their final pick was Tyler Ahearn, a right-handed pitcher from the Florida State University.

The Rockies has 21 picks in the 20-round draft, and drafted nearly equal numbers of pitchers (11) and position players (10). They also drafted just one high school player and 20 college players. They started off with their high schooler, then drafted three straight college arms before drafting University of Memphis catcher Hunter Goodman in the fourth round (109th overall). They then alternated between pitchers and position players in rounds 5-9 before drafting back-to-back position players in rounds 10 and 11. They then alternated pitchers and position players in rounds 12-14, and then finished with three position players followed by three right-handed pitchers.

Overall the Rockies drafted 11 pitchers (seven righties and four lefties), two catchers, two infielders (both shortstops), and six outfielders (including their only high schooler).

In 2020, teams were able to sign unlimited undrafted free agents for $20,000 apiece starting on June 14 — three days after the draft concluded. It appears that the rules are still in place for 2021, but the only news I could find on the matter was this ESPN article from Aug. 31, 2021.

As of July 31, 2021, all but one of the Rockies 2021 draft picks have signed their contracts as listed below. The only player to not sign is Elijah Trest, drafted in the 19th round. Trest has decided to return to school at the University of Arkansas.

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