Touki Toussaint

Age 24 SP
  • Born 06/19/1996
  • Bats R
  • Team: Atlanta Braves
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Curveball
27.0% Thrown 77.5 MPH 39 CSW%
Four-Seamer
50.1% Thrown 93.4 MPH 20.6 CSW%
Split-Finger
22.9% Thrown 86.4 MPH 34.8 CSW%

The big man can get some mean movement on his curve (11.3 Mov), and a respectable 31.5% swing rate on the pitch shows that there is deception there. It is often utilized as his knockout pitch, with a solid 40.9% K rate and a wOBA of just .239.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

Touki’s fastball has yet to develop into a true weapon, which may explain why it was his least-utilized pitch in 2019. With a swinging-strike rate of just 4.0% and an average velocity of 93.9, the pitch saw a -3.9 pVAL on the year.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

A pitch Toussaint grew to embrace in 2019, the splitter yielded a stellar 47.2% strikeout rate and a wOBA of .155, numbers which portend positive things for the pitch moving forward. It also yielded a 56.3% ground-ball rate on the year.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald
2018
2019
Sinker
30.0% Thrown 93.0 MPH
Curveball
26.2% Thrown 75.6 MPH
Four-Seamer
23.3% Thrown 93.3 MPH
Split-Finger
20.5% Thrown 84.5 MPH

Toussaint’s most thrown pitch at 30% is his sinker. As his main pitch, he is a bit wild, hitting the zone 43% of the time while walking batters 25% of the time.

As his primary breaking pitch, Toussaint used his curve to get half of his strikeouts. Additionally, the low contact that is made against it usually ends up on the ground. He may need to up his swinging-strike rate to maintain success.

Toussaint’s fastball is usually hit and hit in the air. This can be a bit risky but as long as he keeps mixing his pitches as he does, this pitch may stay reasonably effective.

Toussaint splits his pitches almost evenly but his splitter is used the least. Despite that, it is a great pitch. He gets batters to chase it over 50% of time time with a 20% whiff rate and a nearly 60% ground-ball rate.

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