Rockies Draft Picks 2012: Colorado Takes 17 Right-Handed Pitchers In 42 Picks

The 2012 MLB Draft is over, and the Colorado Rockies came away with 42 players in the process. The Rockies are most excited about No. 10 overall pick, outfielder David Dahl. Colorado typically doesn't take high school players in the early first round, but when the fifth-best position player according to Baseball America was still on the board, the team jumped at the chance. The first pitcher selected by the Rockies was Eddie Butler at No. 46 overall. His fastball reaches the mid-90s, but he usually sits in the lower end of the 90s. He throws a slider and a changeup as well, and the team will put him on track to become a starter.

In terms of a positional breakdown, the Rockies selected 19 pitchers and 23 position players. Interestingly, 17 of those pitchers are right-handed and only two throw lefty. As for the position players, they selected five catchers, 13 infielders and five outfielders.

Here is the complete list of 2012 MLB Draft picks for the Colorado Rockies, via the press release from the team website.

Round Name Pos. B/T Ht-Wt. DOB School
1 (10) David Dahl OF L/R 6’2"-185 4/1/1994 Oak Mountain HS (AL)
1S (46) Eddie Butler RHP R/R 6’2"-165 3/13/1991 Radford University (VA)
2 Max White OF L/L 6’2"-175 10/10/1993 Williston HS (FL)
3 Tom Murphy C R/R 6’1"-225 1/3/1991 University of Buffalo (NY)
3S Ryan Warner RHP L/R 6’7"-185 1/21/1994 Pine Creek HS (CO)
4 Seth Willoughby RHP R/R 6’2"-190 6/28/1990 Xavier University (OH)
5 Matthew Wessinger INF R/R 5’11-180 9/20/1990 St. Johns University
6 Matthew Carasiti RHP R/R 6’3"-210 7/23/1991 St. Johns University
7 Wilfredo Rodriguez C R/R 5’10"-200 1/25/1994 P.R. Baseball Academy
8 Derek Jones OF L/L 6’1"-205 6/3/1990 Washington St. University
9 Zach Jemiola RHP L/R 6’3"-200 4/6/1994 Great Oak HS (CA)
10 Ben Waldrip 1B L/L 6’6"-245 6/27/1990 Jacksonville State U.
11 Trevor Oakes RHP R/R 6’5"-230 7/15/1990 University of Minnesota
12 Correlle Prime 1B R/R 6’6"-210 2/18/1994 Manatee High School (FL)
13 Kyle Von Tungeln OF L/L 5’10"-170 9/18/1990 Texas Christian University
14 Shane Broyles RHP R/R 6’1"-180 8/19/1991 Texas Tech University
15 Scott Oberg RHP R/R 6’2"-205 3/13/1990 University of Connecticut
16 Jeff Popick OF R/R 6’4"-220 6/17/1989 Colorado Mesa College
17 Jason Stolz INF R/R 6’1"-190 3/21/1990 Clemson University
18 Aaron Jones C R/R 6’1"-195 4/14/1991 University of Oregon
19 Kyle Newton INF R/R 5’11"-185 7/3/1990 Florida Atlantic University
20 Anthony Seise LHP R/L 6’1"-188 2/23/1993 West Orange H.S. (FL)
21 Rayan Gonzalez RHP R/R 6"4"-210 10/18/1990 Bethune Cookman (FL)
22 Jordan Mejia RHP L/R 6’2"-190 4/6/1991 Riverside CC (CA)
23 Andrew Brown RHP R/R 6’2"-195 11/11/1989 Akron University (OH)
24 Michael Mason LHP L/L 6’3"-200 4/3/1990 Marshall University (WV)
25 Alec Mehrten INF R/R 6’1"-195 7/24/1990 Fresno Pacific Univeristy
26 Adam Paulencu RHP R/R 6’4"-210 11/17/1990 Embry Riddle U. (FL)
27 Matthew Flemer RHP R/R 6’2"-220 11/22/1990 U.C. Berkeley
28 Justin Arrowood RHP R/R 6’3"-195 8/24/1990 Appalachian St. University
29 Patrick Hutcheson INF L/R 5’9"-185 10/9/1989 Fresno St. University
30 Trent Blank RHP R/R 6’2"-190 8/31/1989 Baylor University
31 Shawn Stuart RHP R/R 6’2"-195 12/26/1988 Long Beach St. University
32 Austin Simcox INF R/R 6’3"-190 6/22/1994 Farragut High School (TN)
33 Ryan Garvey INF R/R 6’1"-190 3/30/1993 Riverside CC (CA)
34 Chris Cowell C R/R 6’3"-215 12/23/1989 Richmond University (VA)
35 Justin Solomon INF R/R 5’9"-165 8/19/1994 Pierra Vista HS (NM)
36 Kevin Bradley INF S/R 6’1"-185 1/9/1994 Hopewell HS (NJ)
37 Casey Burns INF R/R 6’3"-185 9/30/1993 Grand Junction HS (CO)
38 Dansby Swanson INF R/R 6’0"-168 2/11/1994 Marietta HS (GA)
39 Justin Dillon RHP R/R 6’3"-220 9/5/1993 El Dorado HS (CA)
40 Brandon Montalvo C R/R 6’1"-185 3/25/1994 Langham Creek HS (TX)

For more coverage, head over to Rockies blog Purple Row. To learn more about the latest MLB prospect news and ratings, drop by Minor League Ball with John Sickels.

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