Diamondbacks Prospects

Six Diamondbacks Prospects Make Baseball America Top 100

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5. RHP Touki Toussaint (#71)

Fastball: 60. Curve: 70. Changeup: 55. Control: 40

This is what Bleacher Report said about Toussaint:

“Toussaint possesses one of the highest ceilings in the class among his pitching peers, as there’s obviously a lot to like in his two present plus pitches and chance for a third down the road. The athleticism and arm strength will make him too intriguing to pass over come a certain point in the first round, and, surprisingly, he’s also a rarity in the sense that he’s Vanderbilt commit who seems more likely to sign as a first-rounder than pursue a college career.”

He has a MLB eta of 2016 according to Bleacher Report, which is probably way to high. There is no question that he can be a no.1 or no.2 starter in the big leagues. However, he needs more time in the minors to season his mechanics and delivery. He pitched in the rookie league last season, so unless he dominates, he will be in the minors for a while.