Former Chico State pitcher signs with Colorado Rockies
Former Chico State Wildcat pitcher Troy Neiman will now have a chance to make a name for himself in the Colorado Rockies organization.
Neiman flew to Washington last Wednesday and signed a professional contract with the Rockies and joined their Class A minor league affiliate, the Tri-City Dust Devils, in Pasco, Wash., on Thursday.
"This is all all I've been looking for since I was a kid," said Neiman in a telephone interview. "I didn't think it was going to happen. Now that it is happening, it's unbelievable."
In his senior season in 2013, he went 9-3 with a 1.53 ERA.
Neiman finished his career with the second lowest ERA in school history (1.89) and ranks 10th in career winning percentage (.722) and strikeouts (126.)
Neiman went undrafted in June but was in contact with a Rockies scout who told him they wanted to sign him once some room opened up on their roster.
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