Rule 5 Draft: White Sox select Peter Tago


Sep 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A pile of official major league baseballs prior to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

MLB held their Rule 5 Draft Thursday, where the Chicago White Sox selected Peter Tago from the Colorado Rockies in the Triple-A phase.

Tago, a RHP, played for Class Advanced A team in the Rockies organization this past season. He finished with an 0-6 record and a 6.00 ERA in 43 games.

In 60 innings pitched, he allowed 31 earned runs, four home runs and struck out 48 batters.

Tago, a first-round pick in 2010 (47th overall), finished with a 1.850 WHIP ad had a BB9 of 7.0. His SO/W was 1.02.

In 2013, Tago played in Single-A and Rookie Level baseball, and in ’12 and ’11 he was in Single-A, playing in the South Atlantic League.

The 6-3, 190-pound RHP has a 6.52 ERA in four MiLB seasons (94 games, 45 starts). He’s allowed 210 earned runs and has walked 205 batters in that span.

Tago has not pitched in the majors.

More from White Sox News describes the Rule 5 Draft as:

"“A team that selects a player in the Rule 5 Draft pays $50,000 to the team from which he was selected. The receiving team must then keep the player on the Major League 25-man roster for the entirety of the next season, and the selected player must remain active (not on the disabled list) for a minimum of 90 days. If the player does not remain on the Major League roster, he is offered back to the team from which he was selected for $25,000. If his original team declines, the receiving team may waive the player. Once a player is selected, he is automatically assigned to his new organization’s 40-man roster.”“Players put on the Triple-A reserve list cost the selecting team $12,000, and players put on the Double-A reserve list cost the selecting team $4,000.”"