Colorado Rockies agree to terms with sixth-round selection Willie Abreu
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with sixth-round selection Willie Abreu.
Abreu, 21, was selected out of the University of Miami with the 170th overall pick. 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 third team All-Atlantic Coast Conference 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.
The Rockies have now signed all of their top 20 picks.