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Steve Tolleson

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.253

HR

3

RBI

16

R

21

SB

3

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Toronto was forced to give the then 30-year-old infielder nearly 200 plate appearances due to a rash of injuries to their infield last season. He hit just above the league batting average, but it was ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/1/1983   BORN: Spartanburg, SC   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2013 that includes an invite to spring training.

March 20, 2015  –  Steve Tolleson News

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Tolleson is having a solid spring after coming back from corrective eye surgery in the offseason. In 20 at-bats, he's collected five hits with a home run and two stolen bases.

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Steve Tolleson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 22 A A 49 179 157 23 42 13 8 1 4 23 3 1 22 24 0 0 0 .268 .353 .408 .761
2006 22 A A 47 198 171 23 49 12 8 2 2 16 7 9 27 34 0 0 0 .287 .390 .392 .782
2007 23 A FOR 132 566 487 75 139 33 24 4 5 35 27 10 79 97 0 0 0 .285 .388 .382 .770
2008 24 AA NEW 93 397 343 54 103 38 28 1 9 50 12 6 44 74 4 3 3 .300 .382 .466 .848
2009 25 AA NEW 37 168 146 20 39 14 10 2 2 11 6 2 16 20 1 1 4 .267 .353 .404 .757
2009 25 AAA ROC 92 394 352 57 95 24 17 1 6 27 7 6 36 52 1 3 2 .270 .338 .375 .713
2010 26 AAA SAC 80 339 292 52 98 29 17 3 9 43 8 2 37 50 4 2 4 .336 .415 .507 .922
2010 26 MAJ OAK 25 53 49 5 14 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .286 .340 .408 .748
2011 27 AAA SAC 46 209 175 29 48 11 6 0 5 19 8 2 31 37 0 1 2 .274 .388 .394 .782
2011 27 AAA TUC 77 348 312 48 86 27 21 2 4 36 16 3 29 56 1 3 3 .276 .340 .394 .734
2012 28 AAA NOR 51 193 162 15 45 9 8 0 1 21 3 2 23 32 3 5 0 .278 .358 .346 .704
2012 28 MAJ BAL 29 76 71 4 13 5 3 0 2 6 1 0 4 17 1 0 0 .183 .227 .310 .537
2013 29 AAA CHA 116 473 392 47 113 37 28 1 8 53 14 5 59 91 9 8 5 .288 .381 .426 .807
2014 30 AAA BUF 19 84 72 12 17 4 2 1 1 9 6 1 12 13 0 0 0 .236 .345 .333 .678
2014 30 MAJ TOR 109 189 170 21 43 12 7 2 3 16 3 1 12 49 4 1 2 .253 .308 .371 .679
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3-Year Averages     69 131 120 12 28 8 5 1 2 11 2 0 8 33 2 0 1 .233 .287 .342 .628
Career  (View All)     163 318 290 30 70 21 13 2 6 26 4 1 20 75 5 1 2 .241 .294 .362 .656

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Steve Tolleson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .308 .371 .679
Sep. 27 Bal 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .310 .373 .683
Sep. 26 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 25 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .308 .365 .673
Sep. 24 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 23 Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .309 .367 .676
Sep. 22 Sea 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .309 .367 .676
Sep. 21 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 20 @NYY 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .299 .358 .657
Sep. 19 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 18 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .297 .356 .653
Sep. 17 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .297 .356 .653
Sep. 16 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .299 .358 .657
Sep. 15 @Bal 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .301 .361 .662
Sep. 14 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .294 .355 .649
Sep. 13 TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 TB Did not play.
Sep. 10 ChC 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .296 .357 .653
Sep. 9 ChC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .292 .353 .645
Sep. 8 ChC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 7 @Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 6 @Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 5 @Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 4 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 3 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Sep. 2 @TB 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .293 .355 .648
Aug. 31 NYY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .225 .289 .351 .640
Aug. 30 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .289 .351 .640
Aug. 29 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .291 .353 .644
Aug. 27 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .296 .361 .657
Last 7 Days 8 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125
Last 14 Days 15 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .467 .467 .533 1.000
Last 30 Days 24 7 9 1 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 3 .375 .375 .417 .792

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 55 43 2 7 1 6 1
2012 4 12 3 7 7 3
2010 4 6 11 1 1 1

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Steve Tolleson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014113113121.319.478.844
2012523261.192.346.596

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20145710042.123.158.351
2012191000.158.211.368

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148215262.268.427.775
2012403261.225.425.704

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148861101.239.318.587
2012311000.129.161.318
Steve Tolleson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 179 157 12.3% 13.4% 0.92 85% .295 .140
2006 22 A A 198 171 13.6% 17.2% 0.79 80% .348 .105
2007 23 A FOR 566 487 14% 17.1% 0.81 80% .348 .097
2008 24 AA NEW 397 343 11.1% 18.6% 0.59 78% .362 .166
2009 25 AA NEW 168 146 9.5% 11.9% 0.80 86% .298 .137
2009 25 AAA ROC 394 352 9.1% 13.2% 0.69 85% .303 .105
2010 26 AAA SAC 339 292 10.9% 14.7% 0.74 83% .382 .171
2010 26 MAJ OAK 53 49 7.5% 17% 0.44 82% .333 .122
2011 27 AAA SAC 209 175 14.8% 17.7% 0.84 79% .323 .120
2011 27 AAA TUC 348 312 8.3% 16.1% 0.52 82% .325 .118
2012 28 AAA NOR 193 162 11.9% 16.6% 0.72 80% .341 .068
2012 28 MAJ BAL 76 71 5.3% 22.4% 0.24 76% .212 .127
2013 29 AAA CHA 473 392 12.5% 19.2% 0.65 77% .358 .138
2014 30 AAA BUF 84 72 14.3% 15.5% 0.92 82% .276 .097
2014 30 MAJ TOR 189 170 6.3% 25.9% 0.24 71% .339 .118
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3-Year Averages     131 120 6.1% 25.2% 0.24 73% .306 .109
Career     318 290 6.3% 23.6% 0.27 74% .306 .121

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2014 Stat Review for Steve Tolleson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.253 AVG
WEAK
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.339 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.371 SLG
WEAK
.118 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.3% BB Rate
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25.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.679 OPS
POOR
.308 OBP
WEAK

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Steve Tolleson

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Steve Tolleson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tolleson had corrective surgery during the offseason to fix the vision problems that plagued him in 2014, the National Post reports.

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Tolleson returned from the paternity list after Thursday's game, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Tolleson is being placed on the paternity list to clear a roster spot for Brett Lawrie, Jon Lott of the National Post reports.

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Tolleson is not in the lineup Friday.

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Tolleson (ankle) will start at third base and bat second Tuesday.

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Tolleson (ankle) homered in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday against the A's.

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Tolleson rolled his ankle Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Tolleson (eye) will be available off the bench Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Tolleson is experiencing vision troubles, SportsNet reports.

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Tolleson was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Jays' 3-2 win over Oakland on Friday night.

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Tolleson is batting eighth and starting in right field against the Angels on Saturday, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2013

Tolleson shuttled back and forth between Baltimore and Triple-A and was never anything but a backup in the organization. He refused a minor league assignment and joined the White Sox after the season. Tolleson has rifled off some pedestrian numbers even by minor league standards and he hit groundballs in 52.8 percent of his at-bats in 2012, generating just a 11.3 percent rate for line drives. The White Sox should sign some other experienced players to compete with Tolleson for a utlity infield spot in spring training.

2011

Tolleson had a nice year at Triple-A Sacramento, hitting .332/.412/.503 and flashing more power than in the past. That's hardly unexpected for a 26-year-old in his sixth professional season, and we'd need to see a repeat performance before we can begin to project him as a possible utility infielder with some upside.

2010

Tolleson had a breakout season at Double-A in 2008, but didn't show the same power at Double-A and Triple-A in 2009. He has a good eye at the plate, but he'll need to return to his 2008 form to get consideration for more than a temporary utility role in the majors.

2009

Tolleson was a lightly-regarded 2005 fifth-round pick but had a breakout season at Double-A and an impressive Arizona Fall League showing (hitting .383/.449/.543 with seven stolen bases). He's always had a good eye at the plate, so his breakout may be for real. He could be a sleeper in 2009 given Minnesota's lack of depth on the left side of the infield.