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Andrew Toles

Born: 05/24/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 192
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Maxed out, excellent athlete, quick twitch, strong quads, quick, agile lower legs; upper-body strength, has some width, compact muscle; aggressive player
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/04/2016
Dates Seen 4/7, 4/9, 4/22, 4/24, 4/30/16
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Makeup

Extreme history. Kicked out of SEC program, suspended by subsequent JUCO, drafted in third round during Andrew Friedman's draft run at Tampa Bay of toolsy players with makeup issues; organization's Minor League Player of the Year in 2013, suspended for second half of 2014, out of professional baseball for all of 2015.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Extreme 50 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Mildly open setup, deep crouch, weight loaded evenly on back leg; metronomic foot shuffle at windup, early rhythm; direct hand load, compact, one movement to trigger, aggressive wrist cock; short into the zone, strong forearms and wrists, above-average bat speed with torque and mild leverage; moderate leg kick, aggressive stride, hands stay back, can adjust in-swing; strong hand-eye, will work line to line, hard gap-to-gap contact, turns around good velocity, consistent inside-out mechanics; will chop and run with two strikes, will drag a bunt, throws the bat when beaten, limited swing and miss, smart hitter; aggressive fastball hunting early, recognizes spin but will offer at it anyway, some demonstrated vulnerability to changeups, expands against high velocity. Half grade of additional projection if approach improves with repetition after long layoff.
Power 45 Strength and above-average bat speed with plane; loud contact, drives the ball to opposite gap, can lift it down the line to pull side, lots of doubles
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.16 with a check at swing finish, very quick first step, agile, fluid takeoffs, strong crossover; times pitchers, reads movements, safe by two steps on a tight 2.1, stole another on a 3.5 combined; processes information quickly, takes extra bases, instinctual runner with full utility; covers ground, above-average range
Glove 50 7 games in center, 9 in left, 5 in right; centerfield range, plus foot speed, efficient underway, tracks in flight; rusty, raw reads, struggles to handle wind at present; solid-average left field projection with utility in center and right
Arm 50 Solid-average left field; above-average velocity, lacks carry, low trackers, stretched in right; sound fundamentals on tag-ups, gears up and gets everything behind it, max-effort throws, moderate accuracy
Overall

The tools that got Toles drafted in the third round are still remarkably intact after a year-and-a-half layoff from professional competition. He is a roundly skilled player with outstanding physicality, athleticism, body control and evident offensive aptitude. He attacks pitches with intent, exhibiting bat-to-ball skills and producing loud contact against velocity. The approach is over-aggressive at present, but he can really hit.

He's an adept base-stealer with feel and some technique, and his plus speed plays with utility in all phases. The reads and routes are presently raw, but his underway speed and apparent instincts combine to offer projection for versatility at all three outfield positions.

The disciplinary history and long layoff make him an extreme risk case until they don't, but the talent is evident.

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