The 2012 MLB Draft is just a couple of weeks away and the Colorado Rockies hold the 10th pick following the disappointment of the 2011 season. The 2012 season could look brighter if the Rockies make a sound selection -- however one judges such a pick before the player has even signed a contract.
Over at Minor League Ball, a computer-simulated mock draft was run for the first 10 round. It gives out some odd results -- the Rockies won't draft three straight outfielders in all possibility -- but it makes a solid selection for the Rockies at No. 10 overall with outfielder Courtney Hawkins.
Interestingly, this simulation gave the Rockies catcher Peter O'Brien in the supplemental first round. He was the Rockies' 2011 third-round pick.
Here are the 10 picks made for the Rockies:
|106||Rockies||3||Kieran Lovegrove||P||Mission Viejo||HS|
|169||Rockies||5||Matt Carasiti||P||St. John's|
|199||Rockies||6||Tomas Nido||C||Orangewood Christian HS||HS|
|229||Rockies||7||Krey Bratsen||OF||Texas A&M||SO|
|259||Rockies||8||Mitch Haniger||OF||Cal Poly|
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