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Lucas Gilbreath attended Legacy High School in Broomfield and was selected by the Colorado Rockies late in the 2014 draft. Gilbreath opted to go to college and after three years at the University of Minnesota, the Rockies picked him in the seventh round of this year’s draft. Gilbreath’s professional career will begin with the Grand Junction Rockies, but the left-hander has yet to pitch in a game.

Colorado proud

After growing up in state, Gilbreath, Biechler thrilled to join Rockies system

In 2014, then-Legacy High School pitcher Lucas Gilbreath was taken in the 36th round by the Colorado Rockies.
The Broomfield left-handed pitcher grew up a fan of the hometown team, but late-round high school draft picks have few opportunities in professional baseball, so he opted to hone his skills at the University of Minnesota.
Three years later, Gilbreath got another shot at his dream when the Rockies drafted him in the seventh round of this year’s Major League Baseball draft.


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