Colorado Rockies: Mock Draft Monday, Version 2

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Apr 4, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; General view of a pile of baseballs before the opening day baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Muller

Last week, we thought the Rockies would have a chance to take the University of Florida’s Logan Shore with the 38th pick. However, recent talk and projections make it seem that Shore won’t be around that long.

Knowing that the Rockies will likely take Moniak with the fourth overall pick, it opens up the chance for the Rockies to take an arm with its later pick. We now think that pick will be Kyle Muller, a left-handed high school pitcher out of Dallas.

Muller is 6-foot-6 (or 6-foot-7, depending on which site you visit) and you can watch some footage of him throwing by clicking here. He struggled in the one inning he threw in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field but that hasn’t kept scouts from buzzing about his delivery that seems to bring a lot of movement to his pitches.

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Another key with Muller is that he’s a young arm who can be brought along in the Rockies organization rather than hurried into immediate service. With a fairly young rotation already in place and younger arms like Jeff Hoffman waiting in the wings, the Rockies can afford to take a chance on a player who could impact down the road rather than immediately.