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Rox go back to South Alabama, draft Stamey

Rox go back to South Alabama, draft Stamey

Rox go back to South Alabama, draft Stamey

Colorado grabbed another bullpen arm in the 14th round of the First-Year Player Draft when it selected reliever Dylan Stamey from South Alabama.

Stamey -- a teammate of the Rockies' fourth-round pick, outfielder Jordan Patterson -- appeared on the radar of Major League scouts after an impressive junior campaign. In 24 appearances, he carried a 2.17 ERA and picked up four saves. He pitched 37 1/3 innings and struck out 62, an average of more than 1.5 strikeouts per inning.

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With a sturdy 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame, he could develop into a reliable power pitcher out of the bullpen. Stamey also has the endurance to last multiple innings, especially valuable at a hitter-friendly park like Coors Field, where starters sometimes are hit hard and out after just a few innings.

Stamey, 21, came to South Alabama after two years at Faulkner State (Ala.) Community College and was named to the first-team Southern League. The right-hander had a 2.27 ERA in 35 2/3 innings and collected eight saves, finishing with a 4-1 record in 2012.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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