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2011 MLB Draft Results: Rockies Go Heavy On College Players On Day 2

The Colorado Rockies made 29 additional selections on Tuesday in the 2011 MLB Draft. They began the day selecting high school outfielder Carl Thomore, who should be a quick sign. He would be one of six high schoolers taken by the Rockies. One of the others was Connor McKay, a local product from Regis Jesuit in Aurora. He tore his ACL playing football and will likely head to Kansas after being selected in the 24th round.

But after the first 10 round or so of the draft, selecting a player like McKay is taking a flier. It doesn't hurt to do so while the rewards can be great. With their final selection of the day, the Rockies took another flier with Tx. HS RHP John Curtiss. He already throws 95 mph, but he seems like a solid commit to the Texas Longhorns.

Sixteenth-round selection, Florida 1B Preston Tucker, is also a tough sign, but the Rockies did something similar in the teens in 2010 with high schooler Will Swanner.

Third round selection C Peter O'Brien has a power bat, but a move off the position may come sooner rather than later.

Here is the Rockies' 2011 draft though two days:

Round Overall Player Position School
1 20 Tyler Anderson LHP Oregon
1s 45 Trevor Story SS Irving (Texas) HS
2 77 Carl Thomore OF East Brunswick (N.J.) HS
3 107 Peter O'Brien C Bethune-Cookman
4 138 Dillon Thomas OF Westbury Chrisitan HS, Houston
5 168 Taylor Featherston SS Texas Christian
6 198 Chris Jensen RHP San Diego
7 228 Harold Riggins 1B North Carolina State
8 258 Roberto Padilla LHP San Jose State
9 288 Ross Stripling RHP Texas A&M
10 318 Ben Hughes RHP St. Olaf (Minn.)
11 348 Alex Gillingham RHP Loyola Marymount
12 378 David Schuknecht C Palm Desert (Calif.) HS
13 408 Kyle Roliard LHP Louisiana Tech
14 438 Brian Humphries OF Pepperdine
15 468 Tim Smalling SS Virginia Tech
16 498 Preston Tucker 1B Florida
17 528 Will Rankin RHP Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.)
18 558 Benjamin Alsup RHP Louisiana State
19 588 Jesse Meaux RHP UC Santa Barbara
20 618 Danny Winkler RHP Central Florida
21 648 Jordan Ribera 1B Fresno State
22 678 Logan Mahon LHP Southeast Missouri State
23 708 Brook Hart LHP Yale
24 738 Connor McKay OF Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
25 768 Patrick Johnson RHP North Carolina
26 798 Michael Wolford RHP UC Riverside
27 828 Matt Argyropoulos 3B Washington State
28 858 Joshua Correa OF Caguas Military Academy, Caguas, P.R.
29 888 Matt Dermody LHP Iowa
30 918 John Curtiss RHP Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas