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2012 MLB Draft Results: Rockies Take 1B Ben Waldrip In 10th Round

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).

Round Overall Player Position School
1 10 David Dahl OF Oak Mountain HS, Birmingham
1s 46 EddieButler RHP Radford
2 73 Max White OF Williston (Fla.) HS
3 105 Tom Murphy C Buffalo
3s 128 Ryan Warner RHP Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs
4 138 Seth Willoughby RHP Xavier
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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