Touki Toussaint

Born: 06/20/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#16 overall) 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 28th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 14, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Mississippi Braves
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Loose, easy action and athleticism. Well-proportioned frame, ability to handle starter's workload, a little projection left.
Mechanical Notes
Athletic low-effort NWU delivery from low 3/4, chest-high leg raise w partial turn to 2B, strong drive, bent waist, stays closed, lands online, follows through to plate. Arm action: Low break, medium length in back, loose and lightening-quick arm.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 45 55 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Has velo and movement to be plus, with command it plays down to above-average. Gets chases off plate, weak contact in zone.
Has velo and movement to be plus, with command it plays down to above-average. Gets chases off plate, weak contact in zone.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93-94 89-95 2sm: 89-91. 4sm: 92-95. Should be able to hold velocity at maturity.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Has flat run off-barrel, not swing-and-miss in zone. Brief tail to gloveside.
Has flat run off-barrel, not swing-and-miss in zone. Brief tail to gloveside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Pitching from the stretch only to simplify; flashes ability to hit targets side-to-side. Inconsistent release point due to timing; leaves up; loses pitch arm side. Projects half-grade improvement based on plus athleticism.
Pitching from the stretch only to simplify; flashes ability to hit targets side-to-side. Inconsistent release point due to timing; leaves up; loses pitch arm side. Projects half-grade improvement based on plus athleticism.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 75-76 73-76 12-6, best ones are plus at present with knee-buckling late break, but showed inconsistent feel for zone; backed it up badly. With consistency and maturation settles at plus.
12-6, best ones are plus at present with knee-buckling late break, but showed inconsistent feel for zone; backed it up badly. With consistency and maturation settles at plus.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 88 85-89 Flashed above-avg w late drop and plus movement. Keeps armspeed, firm but movement is there. Trust athlete to improve repetition of pitch and find consistency.
Flashed above-avg w late drop and plus movement. Keeps armspeed, firm but movement is there. Trust athlete to improve repetition of pitch and find consistency.
Control
Control 40 45 Doesn't consistently hit zone with fastball, will lead to walks. Will get some chase on all 3 pitches to stay in counts. Projects to half-grade improvement with better delivery consistency.
Doesn't consistently hit zone with fastball, will lead to walks. Will get some chase on all 3 pitches to stay in counts. Projects to half-grade improvement with better delivery consistency.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
High strikeout, high walks #4 SP. The quality of the stuff compensates for fringy command and control. Will have very good and very bad starts. High floor as back-end RP given FB/CB, delivery, command concerns; I trust the athlete to repeat enough to stick in rotation. MLB ETA/Present Role reflect my belief he could pitch in a big league bullpen right now if Atlanta needs him in that role down the stretch.