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Track the Rockies Day 3 Draft Picks

Today’s blog is being updated by Trey Scott, an associate reporter at

Round 16 (No. 498): With their first pick of Day 3 of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Rockies selected Jeffrey Popick, a leftfielder from Colorado Mesa. Popick had a .424/.524/.663 slash line his senior year, drove in 65 RBIs and recored 27 extra-base hits.

Round 17 (No. 528): Clemson catcher Jason Stolz, who played multiple infield positions in college and hit .270 with seven homers his senior season.

Round 18 (No. 558): Another catcher, Aaron Jones of Oregon, a draft-eligible sophomore. He hit .303 and drove in 39 runs this past season.

Round 19 (No.  588): Kyle Newton, a 5-11, 185-pound third basman, transferred to Florida Atlantic after having success at South Florida community college. This past season, he hit .311 with 13 doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBIs for FAU.

Round 20 (No. 618): Anthony Seise is a lanky (6-3, 185) left-hander who played at West Orange (Fla.) High School. He has signed with State of Florida College, formerly known as Manatee Community College.

Round 21 (No. 648): Right-hander Ryan Gonzalez was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year in 2012, when he led Bethune-Cookman to NCAA Regional play as a senior by going 9-2 with a 2.14 ERA — a big bounce-back after missing the early part of his junior year with a shoulder injury. His father played briefly in the Red Sox’s organization.

Round 22 (No. 678): Jordan Mejia is a 6-2, 185-pound right-hander who helped Riverside (Calif.) Community College to Southern California Super Regional play.

Round 23 (No. 708): As a senior, Univeristy of Akron senior Andrew Brown went 6-8 wtih a 3.19 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 98 innings pitched. Brown owns the school’s innings pitched record.

Round 24 (738): Marshall lefty Mike Mason opened some eyes last summer in the Northwoods League by striking out 11 in 10 1/3 innings for Madison (Wisc.). He went 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts at Marshall this past season.

Round 25 (768): Fresno Pacific Univeristy shortstop Alec Mehrten earned Golden State Athletic Conference honors by hitting .304 and posting a .932 fielding percentage as a senior.

Round 26 (798): Adam Paulencu is a right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Giants last year in the 13th round. The senior went 8-3 with a 2.86 ERA, and had a 1.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio with Embry-Riddle University in 2012.

Round 27 (828): Matt Flemer was drafted in the 19th round after helping California to an improbable College World Series berth in 2011. This year, the right-handed pitcher held opponents to a .242 batting average and allowed 32 earned runs in 111 2/3 innings (2.58 ERA.

Round 28 (858): The Rockies are loading up on right-handed pitchers as Justin Arrowood becomes the third such prospect taken in a row. Arrowood had a perfect record in 2012, finishing 11-0 with a 3.81 ERA.

Round 29 (888): Patrick Hutcheson is a lefty-hitting second baseman from Fresno State who hit .290 with five homers and 13 stolen bases.

Round 30 (918): Trent Blank, a right-handed pitcher, is a big reason why Baylor is playing in the Super Regionals this weekend. The senior went 10-1 with a 2.32 ERA and held opponents to a .240 batting average.

Round 31 (948): The Rockies have done well with the Long Beach State pipeline (Troy Tulowitzki) and they go to it again, picking right-handed pitcher Shawn Stuart, who was 7-1 with a 2.44 ERA, holding opponents to a .213 batting average.

Round 32 (978): Austin Simcox, a 6’3″ shortstop from Farragut High School in Tennessee. Simcox bats and throws right-handed.

Round 33 (1008): Ryan Garvey, son of Dodgers great Steve Garvey, transferred from Southern Cal to Riverside Community College three months into his freshman year in order to focus more on baseball and be eligible for the draft after just one season. Garvey, who was drafted by the Phillies in the 15th round last year, hit .261 with 22 RBIs.

Round 34 (1038): Chris Cowell, a 6’4″ catcher from the University of Richmond, had a .643 slugging percentage with 20 homers and 58 RBIs.

Round 35 (1068): Justin Solomon, a right-handed second baseman from Piedra Vista High School in New Mexico.

Round 36 (1098): Kevin Bradley, a switch-hitting shortstop from Hopewell Valley in New Jersey.

Round 37 (1128): Casey Burns, a right-handed third baseman from Grand Junction High School. Burns has signed at St Mary’s in California.

Round 38 (1158): Dansby Swanson, a shortstop from Marietta High School in Georgia, is considered a likely candidate to pass up the draft no matter the round — he’s a Vanderbilt signee. According to the scouting report, Swanson has “very little power, but makes consistent, solid contact.”

Round 39 (1188): Justin Dillon, an 18-year old right-handed pitcher from El Dorado High in California. Dillon has signed at Sacramento State.

Round 40 (1218): With their final pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Rockies selected Brandon Montalvo, a catcher from Langham Creek High School in Texas. Montalvo has signed with Blinn College.

Multiple injury updates, lineups for Rockies-Dodgers

— After hitting and taking groundball Friday, Rockies third baseman Casey Blake — who must prove he is healthy after neck surgery last year to hold onto a starting job — planned a full workout on Saturday with hopes of playing Sunday. Saturday will be the sixth straight day Blake has missed five days because of soreness in the trapezius muscle.

— Left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer was “virtually pain-free,” according to Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger, when he threw a bullpen session on Saturday morning. Moyer planed a long day of strengthening, flexibility and treatment after the session. Moyer had been scratched from a Minor League start on Friday.

— Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who left Thursday’s start with a blister on his right index finger, said Saturday morning he was about to throw a 30-35-pitch bullpen session. Chacin left his start Thursday with the ailment after throwing 44 pitches in three innings. He said he does not expect to have any problem making his next scheduled start, on Tuesday against the Padres at Peoria, Ariz.

— Chris Nelson, competing to step into the void at third base if Blake can’t answer the bell, will start Saturday against the Dodgers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Other players in the lineup needing big performances to make the squad are outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Andrew Brown, and catcher Wil Nieves.

— Rockies righty Drew Pomeranz threw 35-40 bullpen pitches Friday, will throw again on Sunday, and will start in a game on Wednesday. Pomeranz left his last start with right glute tightness.




Dee Gordon, SS

Mark Ellis, 2B

Andre Ethier, RF

Adam Kennedy, 1B

Juan Uribe, 3B

Tony Gwynn Jr., CF

A.J. Ellis, C

Cory Sullivan, LF

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP


Alberto Castillo, LHP

Fernando Nieve, RHP

Will Savage, RHP

Ryan Tucker, RHP

Logan Bawcom, RHP

Brent Leach, LHP

Pomeranz leads Rockies vs. Royals; also, Rox face M’s in B game

Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz hopes to build on his scoreless two innings in the team’s Cactus League opener, a 1-1 tie with the D-backs on Friday afternoon, when he faces the Royals today. Fans can see the contest via a webcast. The game will start at 1:10 p.m. at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Felipe Paulino, formerly with the Rockies, will pitch for Kansas City.

Additionally, the Rockies and Mariners will play a B game at Salt River Fields at 10 a.m. on Field 1, which is just beyond the right-field corner of the main stadium.

Here is the Rockies’ batting order for the main game:

Dexter Fowler, CF

Jonathan Herrera, 2B

Jordan Pacheco, 1B

Jason Giambi, DH

Ramon Hernandez, C

Tyler Colvin, RF

Casey Blake, 3B

Chris Nelson, SS

Tim Wheeler, LF

Here is the pitching plan:

Drew Pomeranz, LHP

Josh Outman, LHP

Matt Belisle, RHP

Edgmer Escalona, RHP

Dustin Molleken, RHP

Edwar Cabrera, LHP

Joe Gardner, RHP

Here is the Rockies’ lineup for the the B game against the Mariners:

Eric Young Jr., 2B

Brendan Harris, RF

Brandon Wood, 3B

Chad Tracy, 1B

Ben Paulsen, DH

Andrew Brown, LF

DJ LeMahieu, SS

Jamie Hoffmann, CF

Lars Davis, C

Here is the pitching plan for the B game:

Rob Scahill, RHP

Carlos Torres, RHP

Josh Sullivan, RHP

Mike Ekstrom, RHP

Josh Roenicke, RHP

Items of interest for today’s Rockies intrasquad game

— Rockies fans in the Scottsdale area can watch the game from a berm above Field 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. But get there early for the game, which should start at 10 or 10:15 a.m. The scrimmage might not go more than 4 1/2 innings.

— Eric Young Jr. has played the outfield twice, in Friday’s intrasquad game and Saturday’s 1-1, 10-inning tie with the D-backs in the Cactus League opener. But he will play second base Sunday.

— The intrasquad contest will be the first game action for right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio, who has made remarkable progress in his return from a broken neck that he suffered when hit in the face by a line drive last season.

— There is plenty of competition for outfield jobs. Charlie Blackmon, Tyler Colvin and non-roster candidates Andrew Brown and Jamie Hoffmann will be competeing in the game.

— Righty Tyler Chatwood, obtained from the Angels for catcher Chris Iannetta during the offseason, makes his Rockies debut. Chatwood threw 142 innings for the Angels last year at age 21.

— Two hard-throwing relievers who could make a big impact thsi year — left-hander Rex Brothers, who is in line for chances to close games when Rafael Betancourt needs a rest, and right-hander Edgmer Escalona, who showed promise during a late call-up last season — are scheduled to appear.