The 2012 MLB Draft is less than two weeks away, and the Colorado Rockies hold the No. 10 overall pick. The Rockies look to be targeting an offensive position player this year, either a prep player or a college player. In Jonathan Mayo's latest mock draft (just the first 20 picks, though), the Rockies draft Stanford third baseman Stephen Piscotty:
10. Colorado Rockies: Stephen Piscotty, 3B, Stanford
The Rockies are likely still looking at a number of options, from high school hitters like Hawkins, Dahl and Gavin Cecchini to college arms like any of those above or perhaps Michael Wacha. They also could go the college-bat route, deciding between the power of Clemson's Richie Shaffer or the pure hit-abilitiy [sic] of Piscotty. The Stanford product gets the nod for now.
Piscotty is Mayo's No. 15 prospect in the draft and has hit .335/.425/.488 with five home runs and 53 RBI. He has 27 walks to 17 strikeouts.
If Piscotty was the pick, Rockies fans shouldn't make too much out of him being a third baseman. Yes, the Rockies do have Nolan Arenado on the cusp of playing the hot corner at Coors Field, but Piscotty could move to the outfield, a position he has experience at in his career.
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