Even though he earlier had Utah 1B C.J. Cron going to the Colorado Rockies at No. 20 in the 2011 MLB Draft, Keith Law is now reporting that Cron is unlikely to be the team's selection. But that doesn't mean the Rockies are looking too far afield. Law believes it's either Hawai'i 2B Kolten Wong or UNC SS Levi Michael.
Both players have been connected to the Rockies over the last month. Michael doesn't have a future as a shortstop with the Rockies because of Troy Tulowitzki, making him a potential double-play partner of his. However, over at Purple Row, David OhNo believes the Rockies should keep Michael at short as long as possible. He believes "[Levi's] realistic ceiling [is] at a .280/.380/.420 second baseman with 20 steals, 10 homers, and near plus defense."
As for Wong, he's still learning second base and could be tried at catcher if a team wanted to do that. His bat will play at the major league level, though strikeouts could become a concern. The draft is only hours away.
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