Colorado Rockies: How the 2016 Draftees Fared Last Season

Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; National pitcher Riley Pint (27) warms up before the Under Armour All America Baseball game against the American team at Wrigley field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; National pitcher Riley Pint (27) warms up before the Under Armour All America Baseball game against the American team at Wrigley field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 7, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the second inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the second inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

George Thanopoulos – P – Round 27 – Pick 800 

The Columbia grad didn’t have the best senior year going 3-5 with a 6.69 ERA. He was drafted in the 35th round by the Mets in 2015 so he did increase draft stock getting picked in the 27th round this year. He improved in his rookie ball debut with Boise. His major issue is the 15 walks in 23 innings.

Ryan Luna – P – Round 28 – Pick 830

Ryan Luna will most likely want to forget his first season in Grand Junction. The righty out of Fresno City College went 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in 30 innings giving up an average to opposing batters of .375. The silver lining is that he does get the ball on the ground.

Josh Shelley – P – Round 29 – Pick 860

Shelley was drafted and according to the Rockies website signed 6/16/2016. As of publication, he has no available stats.

Rico Garcia – P – Round 30 – Pick 890 

Bridich and company seemingly couldn’t get enough of righty pitching. Garcia struggled in his first season pro ball going 0-4 for the Boise Hawks with 6.37 ERA. The command seems to be the biggest issue with Garcia as he walked 17 in 35 innings.
Kenny Oakley – P – Round 31 – Pick 920

Oakley is the last pitcher to be selected in the pitcher dominated draft by the Rockies. He played in 22 games going 4-5 with a 4.13 ERA. The strikeout to walk ratio was impressive for the righty with 43 to 9 respectively. His performance translated from his college career at the university of Nevada, Las Vegas when as a senior he went 4-9 with a 4.36 ERA with 58 strikeouts and 35 walks.

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Tyler Orris – SS – Round 33 – Pick 980

Orrvis is a four year starter at shortstop out of Millersville University in central Pennsylvania. He helped the Marauders reach the Division II championship. At 5′ 9″ 175 lbs, Orvis has a lot to prove especially because he is the last draft pick for the Rockies to sign. His first shot at rookie ball in Boise he had 122 at-bats but only connecting 24 times for an average of .197.

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