Astros Draft 2015: CTH Mock Draft Picks 1-5
By Eric Huysman
Colorado Rockies Select…With Third Pick
Apr 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; General view of the Colorado Rockies logo before the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Third Pick-Colorado Rockies: GM is Jeff Bridich
With the 3rd overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies select Dillon Tate (SP- UC Santa Barbara).
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It is no secret the Rockies covet starting pitching, as they are last in baseball in ERA, WHIP, and third to last in walks allowed. Dillon Tate would be the ideal choice for the Rockies in this situation.
Having a 10-6 career college record and a 2.16 ERA, he seems to possibly be the future ace they desperately need. Tate also averages over 10k/9 IP in his college career. He is who the Rockies need in this situation.
Acting GM: Blake Parameter @AstrosOptimism
CTH Astros Draft Targets: Dillion Tate
What the Rockies Fansided site @RoxPileFS think of our pick, I asked their editor and his response is below?
“I’d love to see the Colorado Rockies select Dillon Tate this week. The Rox have had good luck with power pitchers from NCAA Division I programs; Eddie Butler (Radford University) and Chad Bettis (Texas Tech) are both in the rotation right now, with Jon Gray (University of Oklahoma) knocking on the door, and Tyler Anderson (Oregon University) and Kyle Freeland (University of Evansville) coming quickly. Tate is another in that mold of strong arms, touching 98 mph with a power slider, and his college closing experience make him an intriguing option to start or relieve at the professional level.” – Bobby DeMuro.
Editors Note: I do agree with both writers, I think that Tate will be going to the Rockies…Eric @Eric_CTH
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