Rockies select high school outfielder with 2nd-round pick

June 7, 2011 | 10:59 am | 8  

The Colorado Rockies selected Carl Thomore, an outfielder from East Brunswick High in New Jersey, with their second-round pick and the 77th pick Tuesday in Major League Baseball’s draft.

Baseball America‘s Jim Callis describes Thomore, who bats right-handed, as a “grinder with plus power.” Thomore was rated the 112th best prospect by BA.

The rest of the Rockies’ second day draft:

  • Third round, 107th: Peter O’Brien, catcher, R/R, Bethune Cookman. Power hitter who may end up as a first baseman. He was rated the 103rd prospect by BA and was once considered a potential late first-round pick.
  • Fourth round, 138th : Dillon Thomas, outfield, L/L, Westbury Christian High School, Texas. Scouting video.
  • Fifth round, 168th: Taylor Featherston, shortstop, R/R, Texas Christian University. Scouting video. He was rated the 142nd prospect by BA and profiles as an offensive second baseman.
  • Sixth round, 198th: Chris Jensen, right-handed pitcher, University of San Diego. BA‘s Jim Callis describes him as a sleeper who is consistent but “touches 95 mph and flashes a power breaking ball.”
  • Seventh round, 228th: Harold Riggins, first base, R/R, North Carolina State.
  • Eighth round, 258th: Roberto Padilla, left-handed pitcher, San Jose State.
  • Ninth round, 288th: Thomas Stripling, right-handed pitcher, Texas A&M.
  • 10th round, 318th: Benjamin Hughes, right-handed pitcher, St. Olaf College.
  • 11th round, 348th: Alex Gillingham, right-handed pitcher, Loyola Marymount University.
  • 12th round, 378th: David Schuknecht, catcher, L/R, Palm Desert High School, California.
  • 13th round, 408th: Kyle Roliard, left-handed pitcher, L/L, Louisiana Tech.
  • 14th round, 438th: Brian Humphries, outfielder, L/R, Pepperdine University.
  • 15th round, 468th: Timothy Smalling, shortstop, R/R, Virginia Tech.
  • 16th round, 498th: Preston Tucker, first base, L/L, Florida.
  • 17th round, 528th: William Ronkin, right-handed pitcher, Southern Polytechnic State, Alabama.
  • 18th round, 558th: Benjamin Alsup, right-handed pitcher, Lousiana State.
  • 19th round, 588th: Jason Meaux, right-handed pitcher, University of California – Santa Barbara.
  • 20th round, 618th: Daniel Winkler, right-handed pitcher, Central Florida.
  • 21st round, 648th: Jordan Ribera, first base, L/R, Fresno State.
  • 22nd round, 678th: Logan Mahon, left-handed pitcher, Southeast Missouri State.
  • 23rd round, 708th: Brook Hart, left-handed pitcher, Yale.
  • 24th round, 738th: Connor McKay, outfield, R/R, Regis Jesuit High School.
  • 25th round, 768th: Patrick Johnson, right-handed pitcher, North Carolina.
  • 26th round, 798th: Michael Wolford, right-handed pitcher, University of California – Riverside.
  • 27th round, 828th: Matthew Argyropoulous, third base, Washington State.
  • 28th round, 858th: Joshua Correa, outfield, R/R Eloisa Pascual High School, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Scouting video.
  • 29th round, 888th: Matthew Dermody, left-handed pitcher, University of Iowa.
  • 30th round, 918th: John Curtiss, right-handed pitcher, Carroll High School, Southlake, Texas. Scouting video.


  • sabrchip | June 7, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Wow, only 4 pitchers in the first 10 pix. Does that say something about addressing needs or will we continue to hear “best available” player along the way?

    I hope this means the plan is to load up on position players.

  • Marc | June 7, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    Any thoughts as to why we would draft 2 shortstops in the first 5 rounds?

  • egossage | June 7, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Man, I was skipped again in the draft!

  • Wayne | June 7, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    They still have rounds 31-50 tomorrow. Don’t give up hope. Maybe you need an agent and since I’m unemployed I would be happy to offer my services. Let’s see, 10% of zero is ?

  • progmatinee | June 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Aren’t the best young players SS? I wouldn’t read much into that. They can probably be converted to a number of positions more easily than say a 1st basemen.

  • Poor decisions AGAIN | June 7, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Should have gone Josh Bell and either Dillon Howard or Daniel Norris and then pay up for Bell. If Bell absolutely refused to sign so he could go to UT, then you go Howard and Norris. Bad moves again at the top of the draft. The Rockies just don’t get it.

  • rockymountainhigh | June 7, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Shortstops are usually the most athletic players and can play other IF positions seamlessly.

  • egossage | June 7, 2011 | 10:20 pm

    Wayne you’re hired!