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Rockies sign 2019 1st Round pick Michael Toglia

Colorado has now agreed to terms with 25 selections from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft

 

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with first baseman Michael Toglia (TOH-lee-uh), whom the Rockies selected out of UCLA with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Michael Toglia (courtesy UCLA athletics)

Additionally, the Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Will Ethridge (fifth round), outfielder Trevor Boone (18th round), shortstop Turner Brown (19th round), outfielder Yorvis Torrealba (20th round), right-handed pitcher Fineas Del Bonta-Smith (22nd round), right-handed pitcher Keven Pimentel (28th round) and catcher Colin Simpson (29th round). Colorado has now agreed to terms with 25 players selected in this year’s draft. Per Club policy, terms of the agreements will not be disclosed.

Toglia, 20, batted .314 (76-for-242) with 50 runs, 16 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs, 65 RBI, 30 walks and 65 strikeouts for UCLA this season, and was named an All-Pac-12 selection for the second consecutive season. Across three seasons with the Bruins, batted .307 (198-for-644) with 134 runs, 51 doubles, six triples, 36 home runs, 156 RBI, 111 walks and 174 strikeouts.

The Gig Harbor, Wash., native was the eighth infielder ever selected by the Rockies with their first selection in the draft (the sixth in the first round), and the first player selected as a first baseman in the first round by Colorado since Todd Helton in 1995. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the 35th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Gig Harbor High School (Gig Harbor, Wash.), but did not sign.

Below is a list of all 25 selections who have signed with the Rockies thus far:

Rd. Pick Last First Pos. B T HT WT School Hometown State

1 23 Toglia Michael 1B S R 6-5 226 UCLA Gig Harbor Wash.

2 62 Schunk Aaron 3B R R 6-2 205 Georgia Atlanta Ga.

3 100 Wallace Jacob RHP R R 6-1 190 Connecticut Methuen Mass.

4 129 Doyle Brenton RF R R 6-3 200 Shepherd U. (WV) Warrenton Va.

5 159 Ethridge Will RHP R R 6-5 240 Mississippi Lilburn Ga.

6 189 Hollowell Gavin RHP R R 6-7 215 St. John’s (NY) Skillman N.J.

7 219 Horn Jared RHP R R 6-4 225 UC Berkeley Napa Calif.

9 279 Collins Isaac 2B S R 5-9 185 Creighton Maple Grove Minn.

10 309 Yalowitz Jack RF L L 5-11 180 University of Illinois Chicago Ill.

13 399 Cope Daniel C R R 6-0 195 Cal State Fullerton San Diego Calif.

14 429 Aeilts Joe LF R R 6-2 200 Illinois State Carbondale Ill.

15 459 Haynes Alex RHP R R 6-3 205 Walters State CC Knoxville Tenn.

17 519 Baayoun Zak LHP L L 6-1 180 Long Beach State Irvine Calif.

18 549 Boone Trevor OF R R 6-2 210 Oklahoma State Tulsa Okla.

19 579 Brown Turner SS S R 5-9 160 East Carolina Whiteville N.C.

20 609 Torrealba Yorvis OF R R 6-0 195 University of Tampa Parkland Fla.

21 639 Jones Stephen RHP R R 6-4 195 Samford University Tallahassee Fla.

22 669 Del Bonta-Smith Fineas RHP R R 6-0 190 San Jose State Soquel Calif.

23 699 Calvo Blair RHP R R 6-3 195 Flagler College St. Augustine Fla.

24 729 Spicer Jordan RHP R R 6-3 210 Central Florida Hialeah Fla.

26 789 Chevalier Luke RHP R R 6-1 200 Northern State U. Barnstable Mass.

27 819 Enck Cameron RHP R R 6-4 225 Rollins College Lancaster Pa.

28 849 Pimentel Keven RHP R R 6-3 230 University of Tampa Huntington Station N.Y.

29 879 Simpson Colin C L R 5-9 228 Oklahoma State Edmond Okla.

30 909 Achtermann Alex RHP L R 6-3 210 Pittsburgh State U. Aurora Colo.

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