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Rockies Select Braxton Hyde

Brock Kappelmann - July 19, 2022 2:51 pm

The Colorado Rockies have drafted Liberal’s Braxton Hyde.  The right handed pitcher was selected in the 14th round and the 416th pick.  The 6’3″ 195 pitcher was first team all Jayhawk West at Butler Community College this spring and was second team all Region 6.  The Rockies selected Hyde in the draft on Tuesday.

Hyde was 5-4 with a 4.68 ERA for the Grizzlies this spring and signed to pitch at Oral Roberts.   Last summer, Hyde pitched for his hometown Liberal Bee Jays in the summer of 2021. Hyde was 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 15 walks for the 29-8 Bee Jays. In his first season at Butler, Hyde went 5-3 with 45 strikeouts and 14 walks. Hyde was a standout pitcher at Liberal High School. Hyde went 5-4 with a 1.86 ERA for the Redskins as a junior in 2019. Hyde struck out 59 and walked 13. As a sophomore, Hyde was 8-1 with a save and a .62 ERA. He had 49 strikeouts and 14 walks. Hyde was 1st team all WAC and helped lead the Redskins to a 16-6 season. As a freshman, Hyde went 2-0 with a save. He had 20 strikeouts. Hyde was second team all WAC as a freshman.



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