The Colorado Rockies are sending their top prospect from the 2019 draft to Boise
First round draft pick Michael Toglia was assigned to the Boise Hawks on Friday and was batting third in the lineup for their series opener at Spokane later in the day.
The Rockies took the first baseman from UCLA with the 23rd overall pick, and he signed earlier in the week for $2.73 million, according to mlb.com.
Toglia hit .314 and 17 home runs, driving in 65 RBIs for the Bruins, who were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Rockies now how three of their first four picks from this year’s draft assigned to Boise. Second round pick Aaron Schunk, a third baseman from Georgia, and third round pick Jacob Wallace, a pitcher from Connecticut, are both currently playing in Boise.
Karl Kauffmann, another second round pick for Colorado, has not yet signed because he is still pitching for Michigan in the College World Series.