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2012 MLB Draft: 9 Local Players Selected In Draft

With rounds 16-40 coming to a close on Wednesday, the 2012 MLB Draft is over. Nine local players were taken, three of them by the Colorado Rockies.

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Warner became the first Colorado-area off the board when the Rockies selected him in the third round with selection No. 128. Warner hails from Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

The Rockies also drafted the next local kid taken off the board, outfielder Jeff Popick of Colorado Mesa. The Rox would grab their third local player in the 37th round when the team selected Casey Burns, a third baseman from Grand Junction High School.

Here are the rest of the local players taken in the 2012 draft:

Round Overall Team Player Position School
3s 128 Colorado Rockies Ryan Warner RHP Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs
16 498 Colorado Rockies Jeff Popick OF Colorado Mesa/Mesa State
25 788 Philadelphia Phillies Brennan Henry LHP Northeastern (Colo.) JC
33 1026 Texas Rangers Ryan Burr RHP Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS
35 1082 Tampa Bay Rays Kris Carlson RHP Mesa State (Colo.)
35 1088 Philadelphia Phillies Steven Wilson RHP Dakota Ridge HS, Littleton, Colo.
37 1128 Colorado Rockies Casey Burns 3B Grand Junction (Colo.) HS
38 1178 Philadelphia Phillies Geordy Smith 1B Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS
40 1233 Arizona Diamondbacks Zane Hemond RHP Montrose (Colo.) HS

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