Jack Etkin

Rocky Road

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Signing their top draft pick in short order has been the norm for the Rockies. That figures to change with high school lefthander Tyler Matzek, whom the Rockies selected out of Capistrano Valley High in Mission Viejo, Calif., with the 11th overall pick.

Majors | #2009#Colorado Rockies#Organization Reports

Bringing His Toolbox

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In outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, the Rockies obtained a potential five-tool player, albeit one climbing the steepest portion of the major league learning curve. Gonzalez, 23, was the key player in the deal that sent outfielder Matt Holliday to the Athletics and brought reliever Huston Street and lefthander Greg Smith to Colorado.

Majors | #2008#Colorado Rockies#Organization Reports