Colorado Rockies top ten prospects for 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 23: Brendan Rodgers #7 of the Colorado Rockies in action against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 23: Brendan Rodgers #7 of the Colorado Rockies in action against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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3. Michael Toglia

Minors (A-): 176 plate appearances, .248/.369/.483, seven doubles, nine homers, 28 walks, 45 strikeouts

The Colorado Rockies were not going to let their second chance at Michael Toglia pass by.

Colorado had originally drafted the power hitting first baseman in the 35th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but Toglia decided to head out to UCLA. Three years later, the Rockies once again drafted Toglia, this time with the 23rd overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft. This time, they were able to sign him, starting his professional career.

When one looks at Toglia, the first thing that is noticed is his power. That raw power comes from both sides of the plate, and more may be on the way as he continues to fill out his 6’5″ frame. Yet, for all of that power, there are questions about his hit tool, as he does not consistently make contact. Defensively, Toglia is athletic enough to play a corner outfield spot, with the arm to handle right, but could be a possible Gold Glove caliber first baseman down the line.

Obviously, there is a lot of projection when it comes to Toglia. He has the type of athleticism and power potential that make evaluators dream of what he could be in the majors. However, he will need to make adjustments at the plate in order to truly tap into his potential. How quickly those adjustments can be made will determine his path.

It took two attempts to bring Michael Toglia into the fold. For the Colorado Rockies, patience was a virtue.