Rockies, Rays waste no time signing picks
July, 7, 2011
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN.com
There has yet to be a flurry of signings in what has been a slow first four weeks since the draft in early June, as just six of 32 first-round picks are under contract. The Tampa Bay Rays, who had 10 of the first 60 picks, continue to lead the pack having signed eight of their first 12 selections, including one of their three first-rounders.
Among the most recent signings is Colorado Rockies second-round pick Carl Thomore, an outfielder from East Brunswick, N.J., who inked last week and got his pro career under way this week. The Rockies also signed supplemental first-round pick Trevor Story, a shortstop out of Irving, Texas. Story is expected to join Thomore in short-season rookie-level Casper in the Pioneer League later this week. Colorado now has 26 of their first 36 selections under contract.