The 2018 MLB Draft takes place next week, June 4-6. For three days, teams will make selections for 40 rounds, drafting over 1200 amateur players from high school and college. This year, the Rockies hold the 22nd pick after earning the National League Wild Card and finishing with the 9th best record in the 2017 season.
In the week leading up the draft, let’s take a quick look back at the seven preceding years of picks.
2015 MLB Amateur Draft
Rockies 1st Round
The 2014 season was the fourth consecutive losing season for Colorado and marked the third time in four years that the franchise lost at least 90 games. GM Dan O’Dowd would step away from the team and 37-year-old Harvard graduate Jeff Bridich was promoted from Senior Director of Player Management to become only the third general manager of the Colorado Rockies.
|3||Colorado||Brendan Rodgers||Lake Mary HS (FL)||SS|
The Bridich Era would start with a bang, as the Rockies held three of the top 38 picks and four of the top 44 picks in 2015. With a 3rd selection, Colorado would have their second-highest draft pick ever, tied with 2013’s number 3 pick of Jon Gray; only 2006’s number 2 overall pick of Stanford University’s Greg Reynolds has been higher.