|Early returns on 2011 draftee Trevor Story promising|
Baseball America responded to a reader who wondered if the Rockies' draft was terrible. It said no.
It's way too early to grade a draft and if recent history is any indication, the franchise has learned from mistakes and is picking smarter.
Colorado Rockies' Prospects Report also is high on Story, ranking his performance the best on the team at Casper. He's also amongst the CRPR top-10 hitters in the organization.
What the CRPR didn't like was taking limited ceiling college pitcher Tyler Anderson at no. 1 when prep hitting sensation Josh Bell out of Texas was available. I strongly believe the Rockies could very well seriously regret that decision. Bell told teams he was going to the University of Texas but he signed anyway and with the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. Bell was worth chasing and signing. He's a premium prospect. Anderson could reach the majors but he doesn't hold similar value.
|Rockies pass on Josh Bell|
Other picks CRPR liked were sixth-rounder Chris Jensen (RHP), 18th-round pick Ben Alsup (RHP), both college pitchers and 31st-round pick Sam Mende, a college shortstop.
As written earlier, too early to tell what this group accomplishes or doesn't.