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Colorado Rockies Select Tyler Matzek With First Round Pick

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Colorado Rockies diverted from their typical ways of using their first round picks on college pitchers and selected a left-handed high school pitcher from Orange County California.

With the 11th overall pick in this year's draft, the Rockies picked Tyler Matzek, a 6'3", 210 lbs. high school pitcher. Matzek led his Capistrano Valley High School team to a C.I.F. Championship, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the playoffs.
Matzek is an 18-year-old who some thought would go as high as second overall in the draft, but fell all the way to 11th, where the Rockies scooped him up. Some believe that there may be an issue signing Matzek, as he is committed to the University of Oregon and is said to have been asking for quite a bit o...

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