Rule 5 Draft: White Sox select Peter Tago

Stephen Forsha
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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.

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MLB.com 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.”"

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