DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Case Williams, whom the Rockies selected out of Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colo., in the fourth round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Per Club policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior was rated as the top right-handed pitcher in Colorado by both Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report. He went 14-2 with a 2.98 ERA (94.0 IP, 31 ER) and 134 strikeouts across his high school career, including a record of 8-1 with a 1.81 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 2019. A member of the Rockies Senior Scout Team, Williams pitched a no-hitter on March 28, 2019 against Cherokee Trail (no runs, 11 strikeouts). He had been committed to Santa Clara University.
Williams joins Pine Creek’s Ryan Warner (third round, 2012) and Greeley Central’s Shawn Chacon (third round, 1996) as the only Colorado high school players to be selected by the Rockies in the first four rounds of the First-Year Player Draft. It is the highest a Colorado high school player has been drafted since left-handed pitcher Brock Burke was selected in the third round out of Evergreen High School by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014.