Yet another prospect unearthed at an Oklahoma junior college by the Astros, Toro batted .439/.545/.849 with more homers (20) than strikeouts (18) at Seminole State in 2016. Scouts inside and outside of the organization believe he's one of the better all-around hitters in the Houston system. He set career highs in most categories last season and continued to open eyes by ranking third in the Arizona Fall League in on-base percentage (.463), slugging (.561) and OPS (1.023).
A switch-hitter, Toro has a better stroke and more power from the left side. Following a homerless pro debut, he started using his legs better in his swing and homered 31 times in his first two full seasons. He's a better hitter than his .248 career average might indicate, making repeated hard contact and drawing a healthy amount of walks.
Toro has a plus arm and reliable hands at third base, though he lacks quickness and has fringy range. He caught some at Seminole State and in his first full season, but his bat was much more advanced than his receiving so the Astros decided to focus on the former. He also played second base during the low Class A Midwest League playoffs in 2017.
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Houston Astros activated 3B Abraham Toro.
Houston Astros reassigned 3B Abraham Toro to the minor leagues.
Houston Astros selected the contract of 3B Abraham Toro from Round Rock Express.
3B Abraham Toro assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
Houston Astros invited non-roster 3B Abraham Toro to spring training.
3B Abraham Toro assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
3B Abraham Toro assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Houston Astros.
3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
C Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Greeneville Astros.