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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
131 .246 4 14 15 2 93 0.6
Birth Date5-24-1992
Height5' 9"
Weight192 lbs
Age26 years, 9 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
0.72016
0.32017
0.02018
0.62019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 LAN 24 48 115 33 9 1 3 8 25 1 1 1 .314 .365 .505 97 -0.2 1.8 2.6 0.7
2017 LAN 25 31 102 26 3 0 5 5 16 1 0 1 .271 .314 .458 97 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
2018 LAN 26 17 32 7 2 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 .233 .281 .300 81 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0
Career962496614181549222.286.333.45995-0.92.12.41.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 PRI Rk APP 51 214 .250 .318 .374 .312 103 3.1 6.6 0.5 127 0 0.8 2.5 -1.1 0.9
2013 BGR A MID 121 552 .255 .325 .374 .402 105 20.4 15.5 0.7 130 0 -1.0 7.1 12.4 3.6
2014 PCH A+ FSL 46 218 .261 .326 .369 .300 98 -6.4 6.4 0.6 83 0 -1.6 1.7 -7.8 -0.1
2014 RAY Rk GCL 6 25 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 87 0 0.0 0.0 -1.2 0.0
2016 LAN MLB NL 48 115 .255 .324 .415 .385 94 5.1 3.3 -0.6 97 11 2.6 1.8 -0.2 0.7
2016 RCU A+ CAL 22 100 .258 .326 .397 .430 100 7.6 2.9 -0.5 153 0 0.0 2.6 2.7 0.8
2016 TUL AA TEX 43 190 .247 .314 .379 .355 98 12.1 5.1 -0.6 152 0 2.3 1.6 6.2 1.6
2016 OKL AAA PCL 17 59 .272 .340 .418 .340 94 2.5 1.7 -0.2 111 0 0.8 -0.8 -0.2 0.1
2017 LAN MLB NL 31 102 .266 .335 .437 .280 90 1.5 3.0 -0.4 97 11 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.3
2018 LAN MLB NL 17 32 .253 .328 .427 .318 98 -0.9 0.9 0 81 11 -0.3 0.1 -0.6 0.0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 71 275 .267 .335 .416 .367 96 5.7 8.1 -1.8 107 0 0.1 0.3 -0.6 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 PRI Rk APP 214 199 31 56 13 3 7 96 33 12 36 14 5 .281 .327 .482 .201 1 0
2013 BGR A MID 552 519 79 169 35 16 2 242 57 22 105 62 17 .326 .359 .466 .141 3 1
2014 RAY Rk GCL 25 24 4 7 0 1 0 9 2 0 6 6 0 .292 .320 .375 .083 0
2014 PCH A+ FSL 218 199 28 52 10 1 1 67 13 12 31 18 10 .261 .302 .337 .075 3
2016 TUL AA TEX 190 175 27 55 14 3 5 90 22 12 30 13 3 .314 .363 .514 .200 1 0
2016 RCU A+ CAL 100 92 22 34 8 2 0 46 9 6 13 9 3 .370 .414 .500 .130 0 1
2016 OKL AAA PCL 59 56 6 18 5 0 2 29 7 2 8 1 5 .321 .339 .518 .196 1 0
2016 LAN MLB NL 115 105 19 33 9 1 3 53 16 8 25 1 1 .314 .365 .505 .190 1 0
2017 LAN MLB NL 102 96 17 26 3 0 5 44 15 5 16 0 1 .271 .314 .458 .188 0 0
2018 LAN MLB NL 32 30 5 7 2 0 0 9 4 2 8 1 0 .233 .281 .300 .067 0 0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 275 258 43 79 17 1 7 119 39 13 56 3 2 .306 .345 .461 .155 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 380 0.4211 0.5632 0.7336 0.7875 0.4000 0.8889 0.5114 0.2664 0.0000
2017 378 0.4259 0.5185 0.8214 0.7329 0.3594 0.9068 0.6923 0.1786 0.0000
2018 101 0.5248 0.6634 0.7313 0.8113 0.5000 0.7907 0.6250 0.2687 0.0000
Career8590.43540.55530.77200.76630.39390.88520.60440.22800.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $
2018 LAN $
2017 LAN $540,000
2016 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$540,000
1 yrTotal$540,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 128 dMagnus Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/19. Placed on restricted list 3/11/19 (personal reasons).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 9/23/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 7/8/16.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (3-119) (Chipola JC, Fla.). $0.3942M signing bonus ($0.3967M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 199 23 55 11 1 7 26 12 41 4 2 .301 .348 .486 120 10.6 RF 5 1.7
80o 175 20 47 10 1 6 22 10 38 3 2 .290 .337 .475 110 7.2 RF 5 1.3
70o 159 18 40 8 1 5 19 9 35 3 1 .272 .321 .442 104 5.2 RF 4 0.9
60o 144 16 35 7 0 5 17 8 32 2 1 .261 .306 .425 98 3.6 RF 4 0.8
50o 131 14 30 6 0 4 15 7 29 2 1 .246 .290 .393 93 2.4 RF 4 0.6
40o 118 12 28 6 0 4 13 6 27 2 1 .255 .297 .418 88 1.4 RF 3 0.4
30o 103 10 23 5 0 3 11 5 24 2 1 .237 .279 .381 82 0.4 RF 3 0.3
20o 87 8 18 4 0 2 9 4 20 1 1 .222 .264 .346 75 -0.4 RF 2 0.2
10o 63 6 13 3 0 2 7 3 15 1 0 .217 .254 .367 66 -1.0 RF 2 0.0
Weighted Mean13815337041673121.258.299.406953.0RF 40.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20202819222451006229453.248.291.402861.02.90.8-0.84.9-2.16.1
202129225265311072713523.254.301.410901.24.00.9-1.05.8-1.87.2
202230215255111172612502.252.298.410901.13.60.8-1.05.5-1.86.9
2023311802142906219431.248.292.406870.92.60.7-0.94.6-1.85.8
2024321491734705188361.247.295.404870.82.20.6-0.83.8-1.54.8
2025331341531704167321.247.294.404870.71.80.5-0.73.4-1.44.3
2026341101324503136260.248.297.399870.61.60.5-0.62.8-1.23.5
2027351071224503126260.246.293.399860.51.40.5-0.62.8-1.23.4
202836921021403115220.245.292.396850.41.10.4-0.62.4-1.12.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 88 Alex Presley 2013 83
2 87 Ben Francisco 2009 104
3 87 Alejandro De Aza 2011 112
4 86 Grant Green 2015 64
5 86 Ryan Church 2006 101
6 85 Tyler Collins 2017 74
7 84 Andy Dirks 2013 88
8 84 Lou Montanez 2009 81
9 83 David Peralta 2015 122
10 83 Alex Dickerson 2017 0 DNP
11 83 Ryan Rua 2017 65
12 81 Jake Smolinski 2016 90
13 81 Jorge Piedra 2006 67
14 80 Darrell Ceciliani 2017 101
15 80 John Bowker 2011 54
16 80 Aaron Altherr 2018 73
17 80 Scott Hairston 2007 95
18 79 Logan Schafer 2014 65
19 79 Lance Niekro 2006 73
20 79 Paul McAnulty 2008 81
21 79 Seth Smith 2010 106
22 79 Daniel Ortmeier 2008 54
23 79 Preston Tucker 2018 87
24 79 Bryan Petersen 2013 0 DNP
25 79 Ryan Kalish 2015 0 DNP
26 79 Lorenzo Cain 2013 83
27 78 Stefen Romero 2016 88
28 78 Will Venable 2010 96
29 78 O'Koyea Dickson 2017 84
30 78 Charlie Blackmon 2014 106
31 78 Fred Lewis 2008 89
32 78 Jesus Montero 2017 0 DNP
33 78 Delwyn Young 2009 76
34 78 Brett Carroll 2010 67
35 78 Brian Goodwin 2018 82
36 78 Matt Long 2014 0 DNP
37 77 Nate Schierholtz 2011 107
38 77 Nick Franklin 2018 80
39 77 Aaron Cunningham 2013 0 DNP
40 77 David Murphy 2009 106
41 77 Jordy Mercer 2014 90
42 77 Nolan Reimold 2011 108
43 77 Shane Costa 2009 0 DNP
44 77 Ty Wright 2012 0 DNP
45 77 Allen Craig 2012 125
46 77 Abraham Almonte 2016 74
47 77 Felix Pie 2012 0 DNP
48 76 Ryan Langerhans 2007 55
49 76 Steve Pearce 2010 84
50 76 Casey McGehee 2010 109
51 76 Jayson Nix 2010 89
52 76 Cody Asche 2017 57
53 76 Trayce Thompson 2018 50
54 76 Garrett Jones 2008 0 DNP
55 76 Trayvon Robinson 2015 0 DNP
56 76 Matt Den Dekker 2015 101
57 76 Kevin Pillar 2016 81
58 76 Eric Thames 2014 0 DNP
59 76 Mikie Mahtook 2017 101
60 76 Chris Heisey 2012 86
61 76 Jason Coats 2017 0 DNP
62 76 Brennan Boesch 2012 79
63 75 Collin Cowgill 2013 63
64 75 Alfredo Marte 2016 0 DNP
65 75 Brandon Moss 2011 72
66 75 Josh Donaldson 2013 140
67 75 Xavier Paul 2012 93
68 75 Destin Hood 2017 0 DNP
69 75 Josh Phegley 2015 101
70 75 Ben Johnson 2008 0 DNP
71 75 Christian Colonel 2009 0 DNP
72 75 Tyler Naquin 2018 79
73 75 Jeremy Reed 2008 75
74 75 Jeff Fiorentino 2010 0 DNP
75 75 Jefry Marte 2018 81
76 75 Zack Cozart 2013 79
77 75 Charles Thomas 2006 0 DNP
78 75 Adam Rosales 2010 95
79 75 Scott Cousins 2012 53
80 75 Eugenio Velez 2009 83
81 75 Chris Nelson 2013 68
82 75 Roger Bernadina 2011 84
83 75 Shawn Garrett 2006 0 DNP
84 75 Cesar Puello 2018 0 DNP
85 74 Luke Hughes 2012 55
86 74 Brendan Harris 2008 84
87 74 Jeff Baker 2008 86
88 74 Kory Casto 2009 0 DNP
89 74 Andy Marte 2011 0 DNP
90 74 Chris Carter 2010 101
91 74 Clint Barmes 2006 57
92 74 Matt Miller 2010 0 DNP
93 74 Leonard Davis 2011 0 DNP
94 74 Phil Gosselin 2016 77
95 74 Dave Sappelt 2014 0 DNP
96 74 Chris Taylor 2018 103
97 74 Danny Putnam 2010 0 DNP
98 74 Caleb Gindl 2016 0 DNP
99 74 Ryan Spilborghs 2007 107
100 74 Chris Herrmann 2015 55

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Author of one of the better feel-good redemption stories of 2016, Andrew Toles got off to another solid start in his second big-league season before blowing out his knee in early May.
2017 Perhaps the best current example of the prospect mantra "development isn't linear," Toles took the long route to the majors, if such a thing exists for a 24-year-old. The Rays—then helmed by Andrew Friedman—selected Toles out of Chipola Junior College, where he attended after being dismissed from the University of Tennessee in 2011. He went on to swipe 62 bases during his first year in full-season ball, but missed two months in 2014 due to personal reasons—later reported as anxiety—and was released in early 2015. Toles spent most of that year out of organized baseball, at one point bagging groceries at a local Kroger. The Dodgers signed him to a minor league deal after the 2015 season, and he was assigned to High-A to open season one of his career's second act. It took him three months to breeze through Double- and Triple-A, and he was electrifying in his debut season both on offense and defense (he recorded six outfield assists in only 48 games). His whirlwind ride culminated in eight postseason starts and an .878 postseason OPS. The son of New Orleans Saints first-rounder Alvin, Toles spent some of his time away from baseball accompanying his father on one of his long-haul truck routes in an effort to gain some clarity. The Dodgers hope the message turns out to be as literal as it was figurative: keep on trucking.
2015 Andrew Toles, the organization's Minor League Player of the Year in 2013, was benched in late May for not hustling. Four days later he left the Charlotte Stone Crabs for personal reasons and did not return, though he reappeared in the Gulf Coast League at the end of the season.
2014 A third-round pick in 2010, Toles' tools exploded last year. The Rays' 2013 minor-league player of the year led the Midwest League in hitting while swiping 62 bases. His speed has helped him overcome his size to this point, but at advanced levels and as he slows with age, the lack of physicality might become an issue. He will also need to improve his overall plate discipline, especially with two strikes. He has enough natural ability to be an average hitter or better. Defensively, Toles tracks down balls in center field with ease and should continue to play the position.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)WK, couple California League questions. 1. Who are you most excited to see in the California League this year? 2. What was the best ever season by a player? 3. Who was the best player you saw as a minor leaguer who never made it to the major leagues?
(Andy from Florida)
1. Padres! All of the Lake Elsinore teams for the next 2+ seasons. 2. Whew...recently? Altuve hit .400 here in 2011, that's up there. Miles Head in 2012 slugged over .700, Trevor Story was pretty great the first year I started covering the league regularly in 2014. Matt Olson, too. Andrew Toles might've put up the best performance of any I saw last year, though he wasn't here for very long because of it. 3. AJ Reed's the best hitter I've seen in the league who hasn't done anything in the majors yet, though obviously it's still super early in his career. I was really impressed with Daniel Robertson when he was here, in a way that has surprised me in its lack of translation since. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any of the following playing meaningful roles in the mlb in 2017: Rio Ruiz, A Knapp, Micah Johnson, A Toles?
(DB from Pgh)
I'm going to say no on Ruiz, Knapp and Johnson, but I firmly believe that Andrew Toles, who has already shown his value as a righty-masher for the Dodgers, becomes a quality platoon outfield for Los Angeles moving forward. If you're looking for the next platoon specialist like Matt Joyce or Danny Valencia, this is your guy. (George Bissell)
2016-09-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Andrew Toles looks pretty dang good. What do you see?
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
Andrew Toles looks really good to me. It's hard to tell if he'll have a starting gig next year given the Dodgers' resources and outfield depth, but I think he'd perform well if given the job outright or if he ended up on the good side of a platoon. I think he's legit. (Scooter Hotz)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long can Andrew Toles be held out of game action just because his manager didn't think he hustled enough? I see no report of an injury, and it just seems like he's been on the bench for a month and wasting valuable developmental time over something petty.
(Barry from Tampa)
I believe it had to do something with a "Willy Mays Hayes" type catch. However, the organization believes they're teaching him a lesson. To be fair, he's a long shot type prospect anyway. (Jordan Gorosh)


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