DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies and Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies head to the dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 7-6 in 11 innings. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies will have two picks in June's amateur MLB draft, looking to build their farm system.
According to Baseball America, the Colorado Rockies will have two first round draft picks in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft, the third year in a row the team will pick twice before the second round. The Rockies will get the No. 19 pick based on their 2011 team standings, and then will also pick at No. 46 after the departure of Type B free agent 2B Mark Ellis.
In 2010, the Rockies selected LHP Tyler Anderson with their No. 20 overall pick and then took SS Trevor Story with their No. 45 supplemental first round pick. The team also had two first round picks in 2010 and three first rounders in 2009 -- when the selected LHP Rex Brothers with the No. 34 overall pick.
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