The Colorado Rockies selected Irving, TX high school shortstop Trevor Story with the No. 45 overall pick. Walt Weiss announced the selection for the team. The compensatory pick came to the Rockies for the loss of Type 'B' free agent Octavio Dotel to the Toronto Blue Jays during the offseason.
Story is a defensive shortstop who needs his bat to show up. He has a commitment to the LSU, which may make it somewhat harder to sign him, but the Rockies should get it done. He has the chops to stay at the position, unlike Levi Michael (whose versatility will let him play around the infield), though his bat could play well if he makes necessary adjustments. He's six feet tall and 175 pouds.