Rockies Top 5 Prospects: Number 5 Peter Tago
Colorado Rockies major league players are not the only ones gearing up for spring training. Last Monday, the journey began for many more young minor league ballplayers just hoping for their opportunity to show they belong in the show. In 2007, the Rockies were Baseball America’s Organization of the year, and that talent is what eventually spring-boarded them into the 2007 and 2009 playoffs. They have followed the organizational path of developing their young minor league stars while establishing the depth necessary to compete at the lower levels.
The Tulsa Drillers and their fans have benefited from this depth of talent. Over the next five entries we will be discussing the top 5 prospects in the Colorado farm system. Although short on professional experience, these five players show promise and the Rockies have very much invested in them. Today we are starting with the Number 5 Prospect: Peter Tago.
5. Peter Tago, RHP:
Peter Tago was selected by the Rockies in the supplemental first round of the 2010 draft. That pick was compensation the Rockies received from losing Jason Marquis to free agency in 2009. Tago has very good size, well over 6’2”, for an 18 year old in his first year out of high school. Even though his listed weight is 190, most scouts agree that he will fill in his frame during his minor league tenure.
Baseball America recently said about Peter, “He has a smooth, relaxed motion, but he needs to do a better job of incorporating his lower half into his delivery.” Also that, “his curveball shows promise and he’s working on a changeup.”
Over the last few years the Rockies have not been in a hurry to rush young arms. Tago will not make an impact on the Rockies in 2011, but surely has a bright future within the system.