When pitcher Taylor Black’s family first heard from Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner, his father, Harold, was texting Colorado Rockies executives. They were waiting on the final call.
“We listened to the draft from about 11 a.m. until he was drafted at around 3 in the afternoon,” Harold said. “He had been getting text messages back and forth leading up, and of course there are some emotional highs and lows and getting caught up in the rush when Taylor’s name is finally called.”
The Rockies selected Taylor with their 26th round selection (773rd overall), making him the fourth Bobcat drafted this year.