August 9, 2017
Notes from the Field
Amateur Notes: August 9, 2017
In his first batch of notes from the Cape Cod League, Skyler Kanfer discusses two future relievers and a potential top option for the 2019 draft. -Craig Goldstein
Michael Toglia, RF, UCLA (Cotuit Kettleers)
While Toglia is already a fine enough athlete to stick in the outfield, there is little reason to believe that he cannot or will not continue to improve athletically as he matures into his body. Given his above-average arm, he profiles best in right field, the position that he played for UCLA this past spring. The youngest position player in the entire Cape Cod League, Toglia has all the makings of being one of the first players selected in the 2019 draft and the ability to fill the prototypical major-league right fielder profile. While it would perhaps be a moderate surprise if a healthy Toglia is not playing for Team USA next summer, he is the most impressive 2019 bat on the Cape this summer and is the caliber of raw talent that you don’t often get to see on the Cape. He has improved considerably over the course of the summer and used the season’s latter stages to establish himself as one of the top hitters in the league despite his age and relative lack of experience. While there are more advanced and polished players on the Cape than Toglia, there might not be a single other prospect in the league with the upside to reach the heights that his remarkable talents could be able to take him.