The MLB First-Year Player Draft begins on Monday, with the Colorado Rockies selecting at 22nd overall. At BSN Denver, we’re recapping the team’s previous seven draft classes. In this entry, we discuss the 2014 iteration.

After finishing with a 74-88 record in 2013, the Rockies found themselves with yet another top-10 selection in 2014. Picking No. 8 overall, it was the third consecutive year they owned an upper-third selection. On top of that, they won the competitive balance lottery and landed pick No. 35, as well.


First Round

8 Kyle Freeland Evansville LHP
35 Forrest Wall Orangewood Christian School (HS) 2B

Colorado made national headlines by bringing Denver native Kyle Freeland home with their top selection in the draft, the video of which became a viral sensation.

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Rich is a student at Metro State. Born in Colorado he has long loved baseball at Altitude, growing up in Nederland he didn't understand why Coors Field was built at just ONE mile high. Now Rich is a staff writer for BSN Denver and is the sports editor at The Metropolitan.