Top 12 of 2012: Rockies draft CMU grad Jeff Popick

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- The year 2012 gave sports fans all across the state of Colorado something to remember.

Whether it was Peyton Manning becoming a Bronco or, for Western Slope sports fans, the Cedaredge Bruins winning their first state football championship, there's a lot to talk about if you're counting down the best of 2012.

Follow KKCO 11 Sports' roundtable discussion with Jamie Hamilton, Mike Krueger, Jim Davis and Greg Wentzel on what they say is the Top 12 Stories of 2012.

Under the list of KKCO 11 Sports Director Phil Stafford, tied for sixth is the Colorado Rockies selecting Colorado Mesa outfielder Jeff Popick in the 16th round of the MLB draft.

Popick was one of two CMU Mavs drafted in 2012. He was designated to the Grand Junction Rockies and played very well in his first season of professional baseball.

In 41 games for the GJ Rockies, Popick hit .350 with six homers, and 30 RBI. He was named to the Honorable Mention All-Pioneer League team.

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