The Colorado Rockies turned to the frozen tundra of the north for Round 11 in the 2012 MLB draft and selected right handed pitcher Trevor "T.J." Oakes from the University of Minnesota. He was draft-eligible as a sophomore in 2011, but he added a few mph to his fastball this spring and sits in the lower-90s with the pitch.
The 6-foot-5, 225 pitcher went 7-3 with a 2.31 ERA in 14 starts. He struck out 78 in 97.1 innings. His slider and changeup need work, but his fastball can look like several different pitches, according to Baseball America.
The Rockies and the rest of the major league teams have until July 13 to sign their draft picks. Oakes might be one of those players who will come down to the wire to sign with his team.
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