Three former Colorado high school players selected on Day Two of 2017 MLB Draft

Three former Colorado high school players selected on Day Two of 2017 MLB Draft

After Regis Jesuit graduate David Peterson was selected with the 20th overall pick in Monday’s first round of the MLB Draft, three more pitchers from Colorado heard their names called Tuesday.

Legacy alum Lucas Gilbreath, Columbine alum Blake Weiman and Sand Creek alum Josh Keaton were all picked. The Rockies took Gilbreath in the seventh round with the 206th selection, the Pirates took Weiman in the eighth round with the 238th selection and the Orioles took Keaton in the tenth round with the 308th selection.

Gilbreath, a southpaw who was previously drafted in the 36th round by the Rockies out of high school in 2014, posted a 5-2 record with a 2.66 ERA for the University of Minnesota this year en route to earning 1st-Team All-Big Ten honors.

Weiman, also a lefty and 2014 graduate, was 5-1 with a 2.80 ERA for the University of Kansas this past season, striking out 55 batters to just five walks.

The right-hander Keaton finished his senior year at Adams State with 84 strikeouts, second-best in the RMAC. The 2012 Sand Creek graduate is the first Scorpions player to ever be drafted, per’s draft database.

Gilbreath is the eighth Legacy player drafted and Weiman is the 16th Columbine player drafted.

The draft resumes Wednesday at 10 a.m. with rounds 11-40. Several more Colorado players have a good chance to be picked, including Regis Jesuit pitcher Caleb Sloan (Texas Christian University commit), Heritage catcher Casey Opitz (Arkansas) and Rock Canyon pitcher/shortstop Matt Givin (Xavier).

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