2016 Sox MVP Toglia Drafted 23rd by Rockies
The Wenatchee AppleSox now claim three alumni as first round picks after UCLA first baseman Michael Toglia was selected 23rd overall by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.
The 6-foot-5 switch-hitter at UCLA joins Marco Gonzales () and Keston Hiura (2017) as AppleSox alums that became first-round selections. As a junior, Toglia is hitting .319 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI through 60 games. UCLA defeated Loyola-Marymount on Monday to advance the super regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Toglia went 5-for-12 in the Los Angeles Regional and homered against both Baylor and Loyola-Marymount on Sunday.
Toglia was the Most Valuable Player of the West Coast League in 2016 after hitting .306 in 45 games with a league-best seven home runs and 40 RBI for the AppleSox.
The MLB Draft continues today and tomorrow with coverage on MLB.com.
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