The Colorado Rockies struck out in the rest of the 2011 MLB Draft.
From the third round and after in the 2011 MLB Draft for the Colorado Rockies, the Rockies made a lot of bad picks and their good picks didn’t sign.
In fact, after Story in the first round, none of their 49 remaining picks made it to the majors with the Rockies.
The best draft pick the Rockies made was in the ninth round when they drafted a pitcher by the name of Ross Stripling. Stripling didn’t sign, however. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the fifth round in 2012 and he later became an All-Star for them in 2018.
Some of the best players to sign in the third round of the draft or later include:
- SS Mookie Betts, 5th round, Red Sox (moved to the outfield, 5x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove winner, 4x Silver Slugger winner, 2018 AL batting title, 2018 AL MVP, five more top 8 MVP finishes, 50.0 rWAR)
- SS Marcus Semien, 6th round, White Sox (1x All-Star, 1x Gold Glove winner, 1x Silver Slugger winner, two top 3 AL MVP finishes, 28.7 rWAR)
Future Rockeis pitchers Jon Gray and Kyle Freeland were also drafted in this draft by the Yankees and Phillies but neither signed.
Next up in our draft series is the 2012 MLB Draft, when the Rockies drafted a couple of players that were keys to their playoff run later in the decade.