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Topic - Jonathan Gray
The Colorado Rockies signed pitcher Jonathan Gray on Wednesday and then put up their top draft pick in a luxury suite to watch a game at Coors Field.
Appel was considered a possible top pick last year, but Houston passed on the hometown kid and instead chose 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico. Appel slid to Pittsburgh at No. 8 but turned down a $3.8 million offer and returned to Stanford for his senior season.
This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
Though he probably won't pitch at Coors Field for some time, he said he's well aware of its reputation as a hitter's paradise.
"Now that it's done, I feel great about it. I don't think there's a place I could feel better in," Gray said.