20-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Toussaint has now logged 220 innings at Low-A, walking 119 batters over that span. Those totals are obviously connected, as most young pitchers with mid-90s gas, a plus curveball and average changeup ...
Touki Toussaint Contract Information:
Signed with the Diamondbacks in June of 2014.
Toussaint only allowed three hits and one earned run in eight innings pitched in Single-A Rome's 4-1 win over Columbia on Monday.
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Atlanta Braves Roster
MajorsBonifacio, Emilio (2B)
AAAAdams, Lane (OF)
AABiddle, Jesse (P)
A+Commings, Sanders (OF)
AAcuna, Ronald (OF)
RookieAnderson, Ian (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Toussaint was taken with the 16th pick in the 2014 draft, and in addition to having a 70-grade name, he also has about as much upside as any pitcher in the draft class. The 18-year-old righty was deployed for 28.2 innings in rookie ball, and demonstrated his ability to miss bats with a potentially elite fastball/curveball combo (32 strikeouts), but he also reminded everyone just how much refining there is left to do (1.95 WHIP on 38 hits and 18 walks). If he is assigned to full-season ball as an 18-year-old, it will be understandable if his ERA and WHIP don't match the hype surrounding his arm right away. In time, this is a pitcher who will be able to embarrass hitters in the low levels of the minors. Don't get too aggressive in dynasty leagues, as Toussaint probably won't make the big leagues until 2018, and a lot can happen between now and then. But in the meantime, there is a lot to dream on here.