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:
|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|