On Day 1 of the 2011 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies used their two selections to infuse the farm system with talent from the college ranks and the preps. With the 20th overall pick, they selected Oregon LHP Tyler Anderson, owner of many Ducks pitching records. He went 8-3 in 15 games with a 2.17 ERA. He struck out a school-record 117 batters this season and holds the single-game (14) strikeout record and for a career (285) as well. GoDucks.com breaks down his career a bit more. Baseball America says his fastball has good movement, which could lead to many swings-and-misses, while his changeup will be his go-to secondary pitch. He figures to be a somewhat relatively easy sign, probably for slot money.
The Rockies then used the 45th pick they received for the loss of Type 'B' free agent Octavio Dotel to the Toronto Blue Jays on Irving HS SS Trevor Story. Baseball America rated him their 40th best overall prospect and the No. 2 high school in the state of Texas, behind OF Josh Bell. He's one of the top shortstops who will be able to stick at the position and his bat could make him, as BA suggests, a five-tool shortstop.
The 2011 MLB Draft continues on Tuesday at 10 a.m. MT via conference call. Visit MLB.com to catch the Internet broadcast.