Rockies make seven slections in first five rounds of MLB Draft

The Colorado Rockies have made seven selections through the first five rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Rockies will make 10 more selections in rounds 6-15 of the draft today. The draft will conclude with rounds 16-40 tomorrow, beginning at 10:00 a.m. MDT.

Overall in the draft, the Rockies have selected three pitchers, one catcher, one infielder, and 2 outfielders.

ROCKIES SELECTIONS IN 2011 MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT, DAY ONE (2)

Round

Name

Pos.

B/T

Ht-Wt.

DOB

School

Scout

1 (10)

David Dahl

OF

L/R

6’2”-185

4/1/1994

Oak Mountain HS (AL)

Ianelli

1S (46)

Eddie Butler

RHP

R/R

6’2”-165

3/13/1991

Radford University (VA)

J. Matthews

Notes from Rockies Draft Picks Rounds 2-5:

Max White, OF: Rockies second round selection / 73rd overall out of Williston High School in Florida

White, 18, 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, is an outfielder from Williston High School in Williston, FL. In his senior season at Williston, White hit .407 (33-for-81) with 4 doubles, 5 triples, 5 home runs, 24 RBI and 34 stolen bases. White was rated the 111th-best prospect in the draft by Baseball America and the 19th-best prospect from the state of Florida. The University of Florida signee was also rated the 24th-best outfielder in the draft by Baseball America

Tom Murphy, C: Rockies third round selection / 105th overall out of the University of Buffalo

Murphy, 21, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, is a catcher from the University of Buffalo. In his junior season at Buffalo, Murphy hit .311 (68-for-219) with 20 doubles, 4 triples, 13 home runs and 51 RBI in 56 games for the Bulls. The catcher had a .616 slugging percentage and a .396 on-base percentage in 2012. The 13 home runs set the University of Buffalo single-season home run record. Murphy was rated the 65th-best player in the draft by Baseball America, as well as the top player from the state of New York. He was also rated the fifth-best catcher in the draft by Baseball America. Murphy was a first team All-MAC selection in 2012.

 

Ryan Warner, RHP: Rockies third round supplemental selection / 128th overall out of Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, CO

Warner, 18, 6-foot-7 and 185 pounds, is a right-handed pitcher from Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Warner is the first high school player from the state of Colorado selected in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. The right-handed pitcher was an All-Colorado Player as well as the Gatorade State Player of the Year during his 2012 season at Pine Creek. Warner went 7-1 with a 2.18 ERA (51.1 ip, 19 er), with just 16 walks and 89 strikeouts for the state-semifinalist Pine Creek baseball team.

Seth Willoughby, RHP: Rockies fourth round selection / 138th overall out of Xavier University

Willoughby, 21, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, is a right-handed pitcher from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Willoughby was originally a two-way player for Xavier before being moved strictly to relief. In his Junior season at Xavier, Willoughby went 2-1 with 12 saves, a 1.01 ERA (35.2 ip, 4 er), 12 walks and 44 strikeouts in 25 games, all in relief, for the Musketeers. Willoughby was rated the 115th-best prospect in the draft by Baseball America, as well as the 2nd-best player overall from the state of Ohio by the same publication. Willoughby was named to the second-team All-Atlantic 10 team as well as academic All-Conference honors in his Junior season in 2012.

Matthew Wessinger, INF: Rockies fifth round selection / 168th overall out of St. Johns University

Wessinger, 21, 5-foor-11 and 180 pounds, is a middle infielder from St. Johns University in New York. In his senior season at St. Johns, Wessinger has batted .353 (84-for-238) with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 47 RBI in 61 games for the Super-Regional Bound Red Storm. Wessinger has also stolen 34 bases in 36 attempts and drawn 34 walks. His .353 batting average and .442 on-base percentage both led St. Johns in 2012. Wessinger was named to the Big-East All-Conference second team in 2012.

ROUNDS 2-5 (5)

   Round

Name

Pos.

B/T

Ht-Wt.

DOB

School

Scout

2

Max White

OF

L/L

6’2”-175

10/10/1993

Williston HS (FL)

A. Matthews

3

Tom Murphy

C

R/R

6’1”-225

1/3/1991

University of Buffalo (NY)

Santa

3S

Ryan Warner

RHP

L/R

6’7”-185

1/21/1994

Pine Creek HS (CO)

Gustafson

4

Seth Willoughby

RHP

R/R

6’2”-190

6/28/1990

Xavier University (OH)

Santa

5

Matthew Wessinger

INF

R/R

5’11-180

9/20/1990

St. Johns University

Garlatti