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30 Prospects In 30 Days: RHP Touki Toussaint
Posted By Matt Stein On May 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,MLB | No Comments
In this edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days, we focus on right-hander Touki Toussaint, a 6’2″, 185 lb senior at Coral Springs Christian High School in Florida.
Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 65 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 55
Toussaint, who spent most of the first six years of his life in Haiti, has one of the quickest and loosest arms in the 2014 high school class.
He’s still learning to control his pitches but has a pair of well above-average offerings in his arsenal.
Toussaint’s fastball usually sits between 92-94 mph and sometimes reaches the high 90’s.
His curveball sits in the mid 70’s and has so much downward break that his catchers sometimes have trouble holding onto it. It has even been described as a “video game curveball” when he is at his best.
Toussaint also throws a changeup, but right now he throws it in the mid 80’s and needs a little more separation in velocity on the pitch from his fastball in order for it to be effective against big leaguers.
The main problem with Toussaint has been that he doesn’t repeat his delivery consistently at this point, and really struggles with his command at times.
Ultimately, Toussaint and his stuff would be better suited in a relief role. The team that drafts him takes on a lot of risk, but there is also a lot of reward if he figures it out.
Tune in tomorrow at 6pm ET for the next edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days: RHP Sean Reid-Foley.
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