Michael Toglia is working his way through the Colorado Rockies minor league system and, at the same time, further into the hearts of Rockies fans.
During a recent Q&A with the official Colorado Rockies Twitter account, Toglia, a first-round draft pick of the Rockies in 2019, was asked perhaps one of the most important questions on the minds of all Rockies Twitter followers. In some of the most famous words from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (this time about Toglia rather than Jones), “He chose wisely.”
Yes, Colorado Rockies fans, Michael Toglia already understands the taco’s
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The apostrophe-filled answer, of course, brought plenty of Twitter cheers and shows that Toglia already gets his audience. That’s a good thing for a player who seems to have a bright future ahead of him in purple.
In his second season in the Rockies system, the 23-year-old Toglia advanced to Double-A Hartford in 2021, seeing action in 41 games. While the numbers with the Yard Goats may not be what Toglia hoped (.217/.331/.406 slash line), the advancement through the minors is a positive sign for Toglia, who spent 108 games at first base and is seen by many as Colorado’s answer for the future at the position.
The former UCLA Bruin had a big 2021 on other levels as well, appearing in the 2021 Futures Game at Coors Field as part of MLB’s All-Star Game festivities. And Toglia didn’t just participate in the game, but played a big role in the National League’s 8-3 win over their American League rivals, hitting a two-run home run.
In the Arizona Fall League following the 2021 season, Toglia was also named to the AFL Fall Stars Game. He went 0-for-1 in the contest.
Things are looking bright for Toglia and his future, and he already knows how to make an impact on the field and on social media to make Rockies fans excited for what’s to come.