Touki Toussaint
Touki Toussaint
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Toussaint is the latest September cautionary tale. Across six appearances (four starts) for the Braves in September of 2018, Toussaint had a 27.7 K%, .198 BAA and 3.90 FIP. He also had an 18.8 BB% during that span, and anyone who took a flier on Toussaint over, say, teammate Mike Soroka in drafts last March paid the price. He was optioned down at the end of spring training, gave up eight runs in his first 11.1 innings with the big-league team and ended up spending his time in the bullpen when not getting clobbered at Triple-A. The fact is his command and control are lacking; Toussaint struggles to fill up the strike zone and rarely does his catcher not have to move his glove off the target. He was a prospect of some repute and is still only 23 years old, but it should be noted that Toussaint's fastball velocity did not play up in relief. This will be a season to simply monitor from a safe distance. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Braves in August of 2018.
Whiffs nine in no-decision
PAtlanta Braves
August 6, 2020
Toussaint took a no-decision during Thursday's win over the Blue Jays, striking out nine while surrendering three runs on four hits across 6.2 innings.
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Making his second start of the season, Toussaint reached career highs in both innings pitched (6.2) and strikeouts (nine). The 24-year-old gave up a solo home run to Bo Bichette in the fourth frame and did not issue any walks. Despite a shaky first appearance in relief this season during which he was roughed up for six runs over 2.2 innings, Toussaint has been solid in both starts so far. Next up, he'll head to New York for a tough matchup against the Yankees.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
75
Last 10 Games
75
Last 5 Games
75
How many pitches does Touki Toussaint generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Touki Toussaint generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-48%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .276 155 34 24 35 11 1 4
Since 2018vs Right .210 223 63 27 39 8 0 4
2020vs Left .231 31 10 4 6 2 1 0
2020vs Right .240 26 10 0 6 1 0 2
2019vs Left .390 71 13 9 23 7 0 4
2019vs Right .202 127 32 17 21 2 0 1
2018vs Left .143 53 11 11 6 2 0 0
2018vs Right .211 70 21 10 12 5 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-88%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.93 1.35 50.1 5 1 0 10.0 4.5 1.1
Since 2018Away 6.95 1.69 33.2 1 0 0 11.0 7.0 0.5
2020Home 2.53 0.94 10.2 0 0 0 11.8 2.5 0.8
2020Away 20.25 2.25 2.2 0 0 0 20.3 3.4 3.4
2019Home 4.03 1.52 22.1 3 0 0 9.7 4.4 1.6
2019Away 7.45 1.86 19.1 1 0 0 9.8 7.0 0.5
2018Home 4.67 1.38 17.1 2 1 0 9.3 5.7 0.5
2018Away 3.09 1.29 11.2 0 0 0 10.8 7.7 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Touki Toussaint compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
13.5
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
6.08
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.362
 
GB/FB
1.86
 
Left On Base
53.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.0%
 
Spin Rate
2131 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.6%
 
Swinging Strike
16.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Toussaint is back in most evaluators' good graces after impressing at the three highest levels of organized baseball last season. His control left him after he arrived to the majors (6.5 BB/9), but he was able to overcome those issues to a large extent and achieve respectable results for a 22-year-old. What separates Toussaint is his split-finger pitch. He had a 56% groundball rate on that offering, which he threw 20.6% of the time while with Atlanta. He struggled to get his fastball by hitters, but the pitch had a 50% flyball rate (16.7% GB%). Having one extreme groundball pitch to pair with an extreme flyball pitch helped Toussaint beat the estimators at all but one stop on the farm. The curveball provides a strikeout punch, and the workload is not a big concern after he built up to 165.1 innings in 2018. There's no reason to think Toussaint won't be in the rotation, so it makes sense to get aggressive with him after the more proven options dry up.
The Braves have so many high-quality pitching prospects that Toussaint gets lost in the shuffle. Unfortunately, that depth makes it even more likely that he will end up in the bullpen. His 9.0 percent walk rate in the Florida State League was his best mark since rookie ball and his 26.3 percent strikeout rate ranked second in the league among pitchers who threw 100-plus innings. His 5.04 ERA and 1.36 WHIP were uninspiring, but his 3.39 FIP paints a more accurate picture of how he pitched at High-A. An extremely athletic 6-foot-3, 185-pound righty, Toussaint continues to make minor improvements each year, and he was able to finish his campaign with a seven-start run at Double-A. With a plus fastball, plus curveball and solid-average changeup, he has the repertoire to start, and on the right day he can look like a future frontline arm. However, on most nights, his command/control can be so bad that he looks like a lock to end up in the bullpen. Extreme patience is required with this lottery ticket.
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 spend at most one season at a level, and are often pushed aggressively up the ladder. He may be closing games for the Braves in 2020, but there are some factors that still give hope to the notion that Toussaint could make it as a starter. He won't turn 21 until June, which will make him young for the Florida State League, so while he has already logged a lot of innings in full-season ball, developmentally he is still pretty pliable. Toussaint also has prototypical 6-foot-3, 185-pound size and is an excellent athlete, which can be a precursor for command/control gains. He was as overpowering as ever last year, allowing a .217 average while posting a 22.4 percent strikeout rate, so No. 2 starter upside remains for the thrill-seeking dynasty league owner.
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.
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Blanks Mets in short outing
PAtlanta Braves
August 1, 2020
Toussaint didn't factor into the decision during Saturday's 7-1 win over the Mets, allowing three hits and three walks over four scoreless innings. He struck out five.
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Named Saturday's starter
PAtlanta Braves
July 31, 2020
Toussaint will start Saturday against the Mets, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
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Roughed up in relief
PAtlanta Braves
July 27, 2020
Toussaint gave up six runs on five hits and a walk over 2.2 innings of relief during Monday's 14-5 loss to the Rays. He struck out six.
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Cleared to return
PAtlanta Braves
July 17, 2020
Toussaint (illness) was cleared to return to the field Friday, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Lands on injured list
PAtlanta Braves
Illness
July 11, 2020
Toussaint (illness) has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list.
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