Kyle Freeland struck out six in two innings and combined with Jeff Hoffman on a shutout of Chatham.

MLB Draft 2014: Colorado Rockies Select Kyle Freeland, LHP, Evansville


With the eighth overall pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Colorado Rockies select Kyle Freeland, LHP, Evansville.

This came as no surprise to me where I had Colorado taking the southpaw in my mock draft.

Colorado was hoping to see right-hander Aaron Nola – who was the SEC pitcher of the year, fall to them at eight but was taken a spot ahead by the Philadelphia Phillies at 7th overall. Having Freeman available at number eight was just what Colorado wanted to see.

Freeland is listed at 6’4″, 190 which is an excellent frame. The southpaw went 10-2 this season with a low ERA of 1.90 for Evansville University. He would strike out 128 batters while walking just 13.

He is also a local product from Denver, Colorado where he went to Thomas Jefferson High. He set the Colorado prep record with 145 strikeouts back in 2011.

Competitive Balance Round A:

With the 35th overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Forrest Wall, 2B, Orangewood Christian HS.

Round 2:

With the 48th overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Ryan Castellani, RHP, Brophy Jesuit Prep School.

Round 3:

With the 82nd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Sam Howard, LHP, Georgia Southern.

Round 4:

With the 113th overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Wesley Rodgers, OF, Spartanburg Methodist JC (South Carolina).

Round 5:

With the 143rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Kevin Padlo, INF, Valley HS (California).

Round 6:

With the 173rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Max George, INF, Regis HS (Aurora, CO).

Round 7:

With the 203rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Drew Weeks, OF, University of North Florida.

Round 8:

With the 233rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Harrison Musgrave, LHP, West Virginia.

Round 9:

With the 263rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Andrew Rohrbach, RHP, Cal State – Long Beach.

Round 10:

With the 293rd overall pick, the Colorado Rockies select Troy Stein, C, Texas A&M.

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