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1s.47 Colorado Rockies - Peter Tago, RHP, Dana Hills HS (CA)

The Rockies selected Peter Tago. Here's his profile:


Peter Tago   Position: RHP   School: Dana Hills HS   State: CA   Height: 6’2’’   Weight: 180

Birth Date: 7/5/92   Seiler Rating: 1C2   Commitment: Cal State Fullerton

Peter Tago is a projectable right-handed pitcher from Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California, a small Southern California coastal town a little more than ten miles south of Mission Viejo. Tago has been on the scouting scene for some time, and despite pretty much maintaining draft stock all year, he’s still considered one of the best prep arms available in a deep pitching class, meaning he could be off the board in the first day of the draft. While he’s extremely projectable, his current stuff is also quite interesting, and when all his stuff is combined, he’s a possible number three starter in the big leagues. His fastball is a potential plus pitch, and it already sits 90-93 in most outings. He has enough strength left to gain that scouts think he’ll sit in the 92-95 range when all is said and done if he stays healthy. His mechanics aren’t the cleanest in the world, though, so he’ll need slight adjustments for him to see those additional ticks of velocity. His curveball is a potential plus pitch that he spins quite well, but his command of it is currently below-average. If he can push his command up to an average grade, it could be a very good pitch capable of getting Major League hitters out. He doesn’t throw many changeups at the moment, and that is one of the main causes of concern in the scouting community. Learning a new pitch in the pros is hard enough, and while he has a feel for spinning a breaking ball, a changeup is a different animal. One additional concern came late in the spring when he changed his college commitment from UCLA to Cal State Fullerton, and there’s some worry that he’ll have to receive something above a slot bonus to sign. However, he could sneak into the supplemental first round, and he shouldn’t fall out of the second.