Tago, the 47th overall pick as a California prep in the 2010 draft, has showed a lack of professional control with his pitches and been way more hittable than his talent would indicate he would. His ERA last season - 7.07.
This season, he allowed 15 runs and 10 walks in his first 13 innings (3 starts).
Tuesday, for short-season Tri-City, he looked entirely different, surrendering just three hits, giving up just one walk and one run in five innings. Now that's an outing to build off.
At (rookie league) Grand Junction, 2012 draftees David Dahl and Matt Wessigner had big games as Dahl (OF), the Rockies no. 1 pick out of an Alabama high school, doubled, finished with two hits and jumped his average to .346 and Wessinger (middle infielder), a fifth-round selection out of St. John's University, knocked out three hits (including a triple) and saw his average rise to .333.
Dahl has certainly played well in the early going, showing a lot of bat (9 of his 18 hits are for extra bases).
Wesssinger, at the time he was drafted, seemed to be one of those under-the-radar grinders who has a strong shot at ending up in the majors, like Craig Counsell, Juan Pierre, Jordan Pacheco and Jason Bates.
Both Dahl and Wessinger are looking impressive at Grand Junction.