Athletic body; square shoulders; high waist; room for projection.
Modified stretch delivery for the wind up; low ¾ arm slot; quick arm speed; easy arm action; slight stab in the back; unbalanced delivery; noticeable spine tilt; falls off to first base.
Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Kane County Cougars (Low A, D-backs)
50 - 4 starter, set up reliever fallback.
Velocity – 60/65
Movement – 50
Command – 40/50
Threw in the 90-92 range to start the game and reached back for more as the outing progressed; low effort velocity; showed average life; misses east and west with the offering.
Movement - 70
Command – 40/45
Tight spin; sharp, biting 11-5 action; two-plane movement; repeats the fastball arm speed; has bat-missing potential at the highest level; loses the release point and misses east and west.
Deception; repeats fastball arm speed; solid fading action; pitch flattens out when up; can miss up in the zone leading to loud contact.
Summary – Drafted in the 1st round (16th overall) in the 2014 draft by Arizona.
Toussaint displayed the physical tools that made him a first round pick in last year’s draft as well as the rawness that pushed him out of the top ten. The command is going to be an important factor for Toussaint; the stuff is good enough to play even if the command only reaches fringe average levels. At present the command is below average as he can lose the release point on all his pitches and miss east and west. As he earns repetitions he can harness the command enough to get to average. The determining factor in whether he can approach his ceiling will be how well he locates and establishes his stuff. The stuff has top of the rotation potential but ultimately the command will limit his ceiling to a high-3 starter who can flash 2-starter.