The Colorado Rockies used its 10th round pick (No. 318 overall) on Jacksonville St. Gamecocks first baseman Ben Waldrip. Waldrip is a 6-foot-6, 245-pound left-handed hitter who teared the cover off the ball this spring as a senior. He hit .330/.410/.660 with 14 doubles, 18 home runs and 61 RBI. He struck out 30 times and walked 23 times.
He might struggle early on in his pro career, having played against weaker competition in the Ohio Valley Conference. But, as Baseball America points out, he might be a better hitter than Preston Tucker, who was drafted earlier by the Houston Astros (Tucker was the Rockies' 16th round draft pick in 2011).
|1||10||David Dahl||OF||Oak Mountain HS, Birmingham|
|2||73||Max White||OF||Williston (Fla.) HS|
|3s||128||Ryan Warner||RHP||Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs|
|5||168||Matt Wessinger||SS||St. John's|
|6||198||Matt Crasiti||RHP||St. John's|
|7||228||Wilfredo Rodriguez||C||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.|
|8||258||Derek Jones||OF||Washington State|
|9||288||Zach Jemiola||RHP||Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif.|
|10||318||Ben Waldrip||1B||Jacksonville State|
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