Andrew Toles

Position: OF
Born: 5/24/1992
Height: 5'10
Weight: 185
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on September 23, 2015 (LAD). Originally drafted in the third round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .330 with six homers, 37 RBIs and 23 steals in 73 games between Rancho Cucamonga (High A), Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), with 25 doubles and a .507 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Oklahoma City July 8 when RHP Carlos Frias was sent down and INF Cole Figueroa was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 7/8/2016

Debut Details
July 8, in a 10-6 win over the San Diego Padres. Starting in center field and batting eighth, he went 1-for-4 with a double. His hit came in his first at-bat as he led off the second inning against Padres starter Andrew Cashner by doubling to center field. In his subsequent three at-bats in the third, fifth and seventh innings, he flew out to center, left and left, respectively.

Player Notes
Don’t go looking for Toles’ numbers from 2015 because there weren’t any. After being released by the Rays at the end of 2015 spring training, after a 2014 campaign in which he hit .265 with one homer, 15 RBIs and 24 steals in 52 games between the Gulf COast League and Charlotte (High A) clubs, Toles did not play in 2015. While a two-week stint at the local Kroger’s in Atlanta briefly took on a life of its own as his “story,” the son of former NFL linebacker Alvin Toles is the first to put that to rest. The young man has dealt with anxiety issues that have affected his life on and off the field, including during his freshman year of college at Tennessee and then at Chipola, but he hopes that his current treatment has helped him turn the corner — and so do the Dodgers, given his talent when he’s healthy. His calling card is his outstanding speed and instincts, both on the bases and in the outfield. In 2013, his last full season, at Bowling Green (Class A), he’d hit .326 with two homers, 57 RBIs and 62 steals along with 16 triples in 121 games. Here’s an excellent background info article about Toles’ return to the game from Jacob Unruh of the Oklahoma City Oklahoman.

2080 Notes
Check out what Dave DeFreitas had to say about Toles in a 2080 Prospect Report found here: