Rockies Nab Oregon Lefty And Prep Shortstop In First Round

With the first pick the Rockies had in the 2011 Draft they picked up Oregon left-handed starter Tyler Anderson. Anderson could arguably be one of, if not the greatest pitcher to come out of the University of Oregon. His advanced arm and knowledge of pitching should bode well for his quick movement through the system.

Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson will be the third left-handed pitcher the Colorado Rockies have drafted in the last few years following Christian Friedrich and Tyler Matzek. (Bleacher Report)

What does this mean for Tulsa Drillers fans?

Well in the last two years the Rockies have either drafted college position players or high school pitchers in the top few rounds. These traditionally are the two types of drafted prospects that either end up as busts, or take the longest to develop the necessary skills to have a successful playing career.

According to some scouts Tyler Anderson may not have the highest ceiling in the draft, but he is a guy who won’t take long to hit a big league rotation and will not have to wait long to hear his name! Be ready for this one soon Drillville!


With their second pick the Rockies selected Irving High School (Irving, TX) shortstop Trevor Story. Story is currently committed to play at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana but it will be hard for the 18 year-old to turn down first round money.

The position player was the first the Rockies had selected in the first round since they drafted Chris Nelson ninth overall in the 2004 draft. In his senior year at Irving, Story hit .484 with 10 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs and 29 runs batted in.

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