Former Mr. Football in Pennsylvania, Datres, Among Rockies Latest Signees

The Rockies have agreed to terms with two additional selections from the June draft, including Kyle Datres, a third baseman at the University of North Carolina, who was Mr. Football in Pennsylvania his senior year in high school and was offered a scholarship to play quarterback at Penn State.

The Rockies also have signed right-handed pitcher Mitchell Killkenny from Texas A&M, whose debut will be delayed a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Monday.

Killkenny was a second-round compensation pick, the 76th player taken overall, and was signed to a $550,000 bonus. His slot money was $787,200. The Rockies could have offered him $314,880, 40 percent of the slot money, and would have received a compensation pick next June.

The fact they gave him 70 percent of value despite the fact Killkenny needed the surgery underscores their interest in making sure he joined the organization, which will oversee his rehabilitation,.

Datres was a 12th round selection, the 366th player taken overall. Datres will join the Rockies Short-season A affiliate at Boise.

With Datres and Kilkenny agreed to terms, the Rockies have signed 32 of their top 33 selections. The only unsigned player is second baseman Hunter Stovall of Mississippi State, which was just eliminated from the College World Series.  Stovall was the Rockies 21st-round selection.

The Rockies could still sign one of their last eight selections from the draft, seven of whom are high school players. Catcher Bret Auerbach, the 40th round and final selection, is a catcher at Saddleback Community College.

Signed, Unsigned & Assignments

Rd Pick Last Name First Name Pos. B T HT WT School Assigned
1 22 Rolison Ryan LHP R L 6'2" 195 Ole Miss
CBA 42 Lavigne Grant 1B L R 6’4” 220 Bedford HS Grand Junction
2C 76 Killkenny Mitchell RHP R R 6’4” 206 Texas A&M TBA
3 96 Vavra Terrin SS L R 6’1” 185 Minnesota Boise
4 126 Feltner Ryan RHP R R 6’4” 190 Ohio State Grand Junction
5 156 Bird Jacob RHP R R 6’3” 200 UCLA Grand Junction
6 186 Decolati Niko OF R R 6’1” 215 Loyola Marymount Boise
7 216 Quezada Andrew RHP L R 6’1” 182 Cal State Fullerton TBA
8 246 Bush Nick LHP L L 5’11” 173 LSU Boise
9 276 MacIver Willie C R R 6’2” 205 Washington Boise
10 306 Harris Cade OF L R 6’2” 195 Oklahoma Boise
11 336 Poulin PJ LHP R L 6’1” 185 Connecticut Boise
12 366 Datres Kyle INF R R 6’0” 180 North Carolina Boise
13 396 Supple Rayne RHP S R 6’3” 185 Wake Forest Grand Junction
14 426 Tribucher Will LHP L L 6’3” 210 Michigan Grand Junction
15 456 Montes Coco SS R R 6’1” 175 South Florida Grand Junction
16 486 Johnson Boby RHP R R 6’1” 185 Bradley Boise
17 516 Berberet Reese 3B R R 6’3” 215 Long Beach CC Grand Junction
18 546 Lackey Shelby RHP R R 6’3” 190 Pacific Boise
19 576 Hall Zach OF L L 6’0” 195 UC Colorado Springs Grand Junction
20 606 Morgan Luke OF R R 6’2” 195 College of Charleston Boise
22 666 Barnwell Jacob C R R 5’10” 170 Ohio State Grand Junction
23 696 Schmidt Colten LHP L L 6’0” 175 Louisiana Lafayette Boise
24 726 Fennell Trent RHP R R 6’5” 205 Barton College Grand Junction
25 756 Metz Robert 2B R R 5’10” 185 George Washington Boise
26 786 Golsan Will OF R R 6’1” 185 Ole Miss Grand Junction
27 816 Hepple Eric RHP R R 6’0” 218 Central Florida Boise
28 846 Cresto John 3B R R 6’3” 210 Santa Clara University Grand Junction
29 876 Ausua Miguel LHP L L 6’0” 180 Oral Roberts Boise
30 906 Harlow Colton LHP L L 5’10” 170 James Madison Grand Junction
31 936 Condreay Joel RHP L R 6’3” 185 Whitworth College Boise
32 966 Todd Reagan LHP L L 6’3” 218 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction
Unsigned Status
21 636 Stovall Hunter 2B R R 5’8” 170 Mississippi State Just eliminated CWS
33 996 Pogue Nick RHP R R 6’5” 215 Eau Gallie HS (Fla.) Being Monitored
34 1026 Moberg Jake SS R R 6’1” 175 Vista Murrieta HS (Ca.) Being Monitored
35 1056 Mullen Sean RHP R R 6’2” 185 Stockdale HS (Ca.) Being Monitored
36 1086 Zimmerman Cayden SS R R 5’11” 165 Rock Canyon HS (Co.) Being Monitored
37 1116 McMurray Easton LHP R L 6’4” 198 Liberty HS (Ca.) Being Monitored
38 1146 Rocker Kumar RHP R R 6’4” 235 North Oconee HS (Ga.) Being Monitored
39 1176 Thomas Isaiah OF R R 6’2” 192 The Benjamin School (Fla.) Being Monitored
40 1206 Auerbach Brett C R R 5’9” 180 Saddleback CC (Ca.) Being Monitored
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