Colorado Rockies announce agreed terms with draft picks, first-round pick in 2018

Aug 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; General view the center field sign for Coors Field during fourth inning of the game between the Atlanta Braves against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies announced today that the Club has agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Rolison, the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Rockies also came to terms with 25 other players selected in the Draft, including their fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth-round selections. Per Club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Rolison, 20, was selected out of the University of Mississippi, where he went 10-4 with a 3.70 ERA (97.1 IP, 40 ER), 88 hits, 45 walks and 120 strikeouts as a sophomore. The Jackson, Tenn., native became the third player in Ole Miss history to record 10 wins and 100-plus strikeouts, and the first Rebel to be taken by any team in the first round since Drew Pomeranz in 2010.

Rolison is the seventh left-handed pitcher to be selected by the Rockies in the first round, joining Kyle Freeland (2014), Tyler Anderson (2011), Tyler Matzek (2009), Christian Friedrich (2008), Jeff Francis (2002) and Doug Million (1994). This is the 20th time in franchise history that the Rockies have selected a pitcher in the first round and the 10th time they have selected a college pitcher with their first overall pick.

Below is a breakdown of all 26 Rockies selections who have signed with the Club thus far:

Rd Pick Last First Pos. B T HT WT School Hometown State
1 22 Rolison Ryan LHP R L 6’2″ 195 Ole Miss Jackson Tenn.
4 126 Feltner Ryan RHP R R 6’4” 190 Ohio State Hudson Ohio
5 156 Bird Jacob RHP R R 6’3” 200 UCLA Valencia Calif.
6 186 Decolati Niko OF R R 6’1” 215 Loyola Marymount Las Vegas Nev.
8 246 Bush Nick LHP L L 5’11” 173 LSU Leesburg Ga.
10 306 Harris Cade OF L R 6’2” 195 Oklahoma Leona Texas
11 336 Poulin PJ LHP R L 6’1” 185 Connecticut Marion Mass.
13 396 Supple Rayne RHP S R 6’3” 185 Wake Forest Shelburne Vt.
14 426 Tribucher Will LHP L L 6’3” 210 Michigan San Clemente Calif.
15 456 Montes Coco SS R R 6’1” 175 South Florida Miami Fla.
16 486 Johnson Boby RHP R R 6’1” 185 Bradley Miller Mo.
17 516 Berberet Reese 3B R R 6’3” 215 Long Beach CC Fallbrook Calif.
18 546 Lackey Shelby RHP R R 6’3” 190 Pacific Linden Calif.
19 576 Hall Zach OF L L 6’0” 195 UC Colorado Springs Granite Bay Calif.
20 606 Morgan Luke OF R R 6’2” 195 College of Charleston New Lenox Ill.
22 666 Barnwell Jacob C R R 5’10” 170 Ohio State Catlettsburg Ky.
23 696 Schmidt Colten LHP L L 6’0” 175 Louisiana Lafayette LaPorte Texas
24 726 Fennell Trent RHP R R 6’5” 205 Barton College Dunn N.C.
25 756 Metz Robert 2B R R 5’10” 185 George Washington Poolesville Md.
26 786 Golsan Will OF R R 6’1” 185 Ole Miss Columbus Miss.
27 816 Hepple Eric RHP R R 6’0” 218 Central Florida Coral Springs Fla.
28 846 Cresto John 3B R R 6’3” 210 Santa Clara University Encinitas Calif.
29 876 Ausua Miguel LHP L L 6’0” 180 Oral Roberts Penuelas P.R.
30 906 Harlow Colton LHP L L 5’10” 170 James Madison Mount Jackson Va.
31 936 Condreay Joel RHP L R 6’3” 185 Whitworth College Renton Wash.
32 966 Todd Reagan LHP L L 6’3” 218 Colorado Mesa Centennial Colo.
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