Since their founding in 1993, the Rockies have waited and waited for that ultimate, shutdown pitcher that can dominate start after start. After this year's draft, Colorado might have a lead on such a star, when they landed high school stud Riley Pint. At just 18 years of age, Pint is the first player from Kansas EVER to get drafted in the first round. The Rockies must have really liked what they saw from Pint, as he went higher than most experts had projected. There's plenty to be excited about with Pint--he's 6'4" (some accounts will say 6'5"), and weighs in the 215-220 pound range. Pint's durable frame should make him a household name before too long.
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
The Giants grabbed some nice talent in the later rounds, but these guys have been to school.
Dodgers prospect Andrew Sopko is putting together an impressive streak.
It's just getting ugly for the Diamondbacks, as they continue to slide right out of contention.
It's not entirely baseball related, but one writer has an interesting proposal for the naming rights to the Denver Broncos' home stadium.
Hey, Padres fans, remember this guy? He debuted five years ago today.
Julio Urias was noticeably improved in his home debut for L.A.
Chris Denorfia has signed with the Giants, a familiar foe from his days in San Diego.
There was more good news than bad news for Rubby De La Rosa when he got his injured elbow looked at.
The Padres are missing a sweep on their list of achievements this season.