Three players who were original draft picks of the Colorado Rockies are included in Baseball America's Top 100 college prospects list for 2013.
Pitchers Marco Gonzales and Ryan Eades, along with outfielder Jason Monda, all of whom were drafted by the Rockies in 2010, rank in the top half of this year's list, which is topped by Stanford product Mark Appel. Gonzales and Eades are Nos. 11 and 12, while Monda is ranked No. 46.
Gonzales, a 29th-round pick in the 2010 MLB First -Year Player Draft, chose to attend college at Gonzaga instead of joining the Rockies' minor league system after graduating from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colo. As a sophomore in 2012, Gonzales went 8-2 with a 1.55 ERA and was named a first-team All-American following the season.
Eades was drafted in the 19th round that year, but opted to go to LSU instead. In 2012, Eades pitched to a 5-3 record with a 3.83 ERA for the Tigers. He participated in the Cape Cod League in 2011, and was named its pitcher of the year after going 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA.
Monda, who was a 32nd-round selection, hit .275 with 13 extra-base hits in 53 games for Washington State as a sophomore in 2012.