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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Aug 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of the MLB logo with Colorado Rockies batting gear on it during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Colorado Rockies won 12-9. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

Reid Humphreys – P – Round 7 – Pick 200 

Now back to pitching. Humphreys hit .310 with five homers and 44 RBIs in his junior season with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. But the Rockies are using him strictly as a pitcher. His sample size wasn’t large in Rookie ball with Grand Junction but in the 10.1 innings pitched this year he did everything that was expected of him getting a win against no losses with a 3.48 ERA and nine strikeouts. He had 17 relief appearances in his final year at MSU and he would seemingly project well in that role for the Rockies.

Ty Culbreth – P – Round 8 – Pick 230 

This University of Texas alum was selected with the 230th overall pick. He struck out 78 batters while only walking 17 in 86.2 innings in his senior year. At high altitude in Grand Junction he went 3-4 with a 5.33 ERA in 49 innings. He gave up for homeruns in that stint. This lefty’s specialty is his control. He might not project as a starter but if he can keep the command he had in college, the Rockies will have someone to bolster their bullpen. Something they so desperately need to build.

Justin Calomeni – P – Round 9 – Pick 260

Calomeni arguably pitched better than the two pitchers drafted in the rounds immediately before him. While playing for the Boise Hawks, he posted a 2.33 ERA and 2-1 record in 19.1 innings. The Rockies’ strategy of drafting a lot of pitchers no matter what paw they use is a much-welcomed strategy. Welcome aboard Calomeni. The more the merrier.

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