SCOTTSDALE - After selecting three pitchers with their top three picks Thursday, the Colorado Rockies picked five position players out of their eight draft picks on day two of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Including Thursday, the Rockies have now selected nine players from the college ranks, including six pitchers; and two high school prospects, including first pick right-handed pitcher Riley Pint, through the first two days and 10 rounds of the draft. MLB's annual amateur draft concludes on Saturday with rounds 11 through 40.
Below is a pick-by-pick breakdown of the Rockies' selections Friday:
Shortstop Garret Hampson, a junior from Long Beach State University, was drafted in the third round, 81st overall. The Reno, Nev. native batted .306 (75-for-245) with 13 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 26 RBI and 23 stolen bases in the 2016 season. The right-handed hitting 21-year-old started every game and played every inning at shortstop in his three seasons at Long Beach. He was a three-time All-Big West selection, the 2016 Big West Defensive Player of the Year and was the 2014 Big West Freshman of the Year. His 213 career hits at Long Beach rank seventh all time. The 5-foot-11-inch, 175-pounder was previously drafted in the 26th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals.
Third baseman Colton Welker, 18, was chosen with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The 6-foot, 205-pound right-hander was named the Sun Sentinel 2016 Florida Player of the Year after hitting .512 with six home runs and 25 RBI while leading Stoneman Douglas to its first baseball state championship. The University of Miami commit was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Second Team All American, Florida-All Region First Team member and an Under Armour All American.
Catcher Brian Serven, was the Rockies' fifth-round pick, 140th overall, out of Arizona State University. The 20-year-old junior from Palm Desert, Calif. batted .293 (63-for-215) with 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 36 RBI for the Sun Devils this season. The 6-foot, 210-pound right-hander started at catcher all three seasons with Arizona State and was named a 2015 First-Team All-Pac-12 member.
The Rockies selected outfielder Willie Abreu, a junior from University of Miami, with their sixth-round selection, 170th overall. As the three-year starting right fielder for the Hurricanes, the left-handed hitter batted .278 (186-for-668) with 30 doubles, four triples and 130 RBI. He was named to the All-ACC Third Team in all three years and was the Miami team captain his sophomore and junior season. The 6-foot-4-inch, 225-pound Hialeah, Fla. native was originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Cincinnati Reds as one of the top high school prospects in South Florida.
Reid Humphreys, 21, was selected out of Mississippi State with the 200th overall pick in the seventh round. The Brandon, Miss. native was drafted as a right-handed pitcher but has played significant time in the outfield, batting .317 with 44 RBI and five home runs this season. As a pitcher, he is 0-1 with seven saves and a 5.48 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 16 appearances. Played for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2016, where he hit .265 (35-for-132) with five home runs and 17 RBI.
Ty Culbreth, 22, is a left-handed pitcher selected out of the University of Texas with the 230th overall pick in the eighth round. The 5-foot-11 pitcher was named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team after going 8-4 with a 3.74 ERA in a career-high 86.2 innings pitched this season. He recorded 78 strikeouts in 16 appearances (15 starts).
Justin Calomeni, 20, was selected with the 260th pick in the ninth round. The right-handed pitcher out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo went 14-7 with eight saves, a 3.81 ERA (149.0 IP, 63 ER), 50 walks and 150 strikeouts in his career at Cal Poly. During the 2015-2016 season, he went 5-2 with a 2.95 ERA (39.2 IP, 13 ER), 29 walks and 61 strikeouts. All eight of his career saves came in the 2015-2016 season.
Vince Fernandez, 20, was selected with the 290th overall pick in the 10th round out of the University of California - Riverside. The 6-foot-3 junior lefty infielder/outfielder batted .350 (77-for-220) with nine doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 42 RBI in 2016. Fernandez was teammates with Reid Humphreys on the 2016 Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he batted .235 (12-for-51) with two home runs and 10 RBI.
The Rockies had three selections on the first day of the draft. They selected right-handed pitcher Riley Pint from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan. with the fourth overall pick in the draft. They took right-handed pitcher Robert Tyler from the University of Georgia with their second pick, 38th overall, and left-handed pitcher Ben Bowden out of Vanderbilt University with their third draft pick, 45th overall.