The Colorado Rockies used its second round draft pick in the 2012 MLB Draft on Florida high schooler CF Max White on Tuesday and there was some concern that he might head to Gainesville and play for the Florida Gators. It is usually tough to sign those high school players away from that school. But it appears that White will sign with the Rockies:
Max White tells me he's planning on signing with the Rockies and not attending Florida. He said it was tough to call Sully and tell him.— Julie Quittner (@JQuittner) June 5, 2012
White figures to head to the Rockies' new short-season team in the Casper League, the Grand Junction Rockies, for the summer once he signs. He should be there with first-round draft pick David Dahl, but one of them, likely White, will need to move out of center field.
However, the Rockies do have last year's crop of outfielders including Dillon Thomas and Carl Thomore who might be with Grand Junction. We'll see in a couple of weeks.
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