With the No. 9 overall pick, the Colorado Rockies selected Zac Veen, a right fielder out of Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida. Veen was the No. 6 overall prospect on R.J. Anderson's big board. Here's his take on Veen:
With due respect to the fine people at the University of Florida, there's little chance Veen will be crossing paths with the Tom Petty tree anytime soon. Instead, he's likely to be popped early enough to justify beginning his pro career. Veen has the tall, lean, broad-shouldered frame that bodes well for him adding muscle over the coming years (and for drawing comparisons to Jayson Werth). He also has more than enough bat speed and discretion at the plate to project as a potential middle-of-the-order hitter. Veen's odds of remaining in the middle of the outfield are considerably more remote, but his strong arm should make him a fit in right field.