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2012 Rockies draft picks highlight top college recruiting classes

Several Colorado Rockies picks are parts of some of the best college recruiting classes in the nation.

Christian Petersen

Three infielders drafted in 2012 by the Colorado Rockies are pieces to some of the best college baseball recruiting classes this year. Dansby Swanson, Kevin Bradley and A.J. Simcox are all parts of top-25 classes ranked by (subscription required).

Swanson, a shortstop from Kennesaw, Ga., was picked in the 38th round of the MLB draft and is part of the Vanderbilt Commodores' No. 1 overall class.

Clemson's No. 13-ranked class includes Kevin Bradley, a third baseman and switch-hitter who is the son of Princeton coach Scott Bradley. He was taken in the 36th round of the draft. Bradley is from Hopewell Valley Central High School in New Jersey.

Finally, 32nd round draft choice A.J. Simcox is a shortstop in Tennessee's No. 20 class. He is the son of former Vols assistant coach Larry Simcox. The most highly-regarded of the three prospects, Simcox was the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Tennessee. He is out of Knoxville's Farragut High School.