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The Rockies selected Jonathan Gray from Oklahoma with their pick.Is it possible that there is a silver lining to a 98-loss season?The Colorado Rockies may have found it on Thursday. Their horrible season afforded them the rights to the 3rd overall draft pick. The Rockies selected University of Oklahoma right-handed starting pitcher Jonathan Gray.With the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs picking ahead of the Rockies, the top top pitchers in the draft, Gray and Stanford standout Mark Appel figured to be gone, leaving the Rockies to select 3rd baseman/1st baseman Kris Bryant out of the University of San Diego.However, after the Cubs pulled a bit of a shocker and selected Bryant, the Rockies got their chance to pick a top-of-the-line starter that could have an impact in the big league rotation by the end of the 2014 season.The Rockies pick may end up proving to be a very good one. Appel, who was drafted by the Pirates in the 1st round of the 2012 draft, has big-time sign-ability issues. ...
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