With the 10th pick in the fifth round of the draft, the Colorado Rockies picked up Matthew Wessinger, a shortstop out of St. John's University in New York. He is the first infielder to be selected by the Rockies in this draft after taking a slew of pitchers, a catcher and two center fielders in the first four rounds.
The 5'11'', 180 lb. Wessinger was error prone playing SS for St. Johns and has been projected as perhaps a better prospect to play second base than SS in the big leagues. He was originally drafted in 2011 by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round.
This was another pick from a smaller New York college with less baseball tradition by the Rockies this draft after picking up Tom Murphy from the University of Buffalo.
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