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Abraham Toro

Abraham Toro

3B | B/T: S/R | 6' 1" 190 | Age: 23
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 5, #157, Houston Astros) - Seminole State College (OK)
Longueuil, QC Canada
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 89 78 13 17 2 9 1 .218 .303 .385 .688
1 Season 89 78 13 17 2 9 1 .218 .303 .385 .688
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .218 2 9 1 .688
1 Season .218 2 9 1 .688

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 HOU AL 25 89 78 13 17 3 2 2 9 9 19 1 1 1 .218 .303 .385 .688
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 HOU AL 89 30 50 0 1 .259 7 2 15 342 3.84 .213 .022 .474 .167 .167 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 60 | Field: 45 | Overall: 50

The Astros mine Oklahoma junior colleges better than anyone, finding four big leaguers in the last six years in Ramon Laureano, Josh James and Dean Deetz (all products of the 2014 Draft) plus Toro (a fifth-rounder out of Seminole State in 2016). He developed slowly until a strong Arizona Fall League performance following the 2018 fueled a breakout year in 2019, when he batted .324/.411/.527 between Double-A and Triple-A. He made his big league debut in late August and delivered a ninth-inning homer Sept. 1 to provide the winning runs in Justin Verlander's third career no-hitter.

A switch-hitter, Toro has a noticeably better stroke and more power from the left side. After he went homerless in his pro debut, Houston got him to incorporate his legs more in his swing and he since has developed average pop. He controls the strike zone and recognizes pitches well, allowing him to make consistent hard contact.

With a strong arm but fringy speed, Toro doesn't have an obvious defensive home. He's an adequate third baseman with decent range, though he's not going to take Alex Bregman's job, and he's slightly better at first base. He saw some action at second base in 2019 but lacks the quickness to play there for an extended period of time, and he caught briefly in 2017 before the Astros decided his bat was much more advanced than his receiving.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 342 60 3 5.0 86.9 7.5 .231 .385 .295 .301 .331 35.0 21.3 10.1
ALL 342 60 3 5.0 86.9 7.5 .231 .385 .295 .301 .331 35.0 21.3 10.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/31/2019 Houston Astros activated 3B Abraham Toro.
10/04/2019 Houston Astros reassigned 3B Abraham Toro to the minor leagues.
08/22/2019 Houston Astros selected the contract of 3B Abraham Toro from Round Rock Express.
08/01/2019 3B Abraham Toro assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster 3B Abraham Toro to spring training.
07/06/2018 3B Abraham Toro assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
03/30/2018 3B Abraham Toro assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
03/21/2018 3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Houston Astros.
07/27/2017 3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
06/19/2017 C Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
07/06/2016 3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez assigned to Greeneville Astros.
06/20/2016 Houston Astros signed SS Abraham Toro-Hernandez.