PEORIA, Ariz. -- Part of the way the Braves have bulked up their top-notch farm system over the past few years has been via trade. One pitcher acquired that way is Touki Toussaint, a first-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2014 who was subsequently sent to Atlanta in a deal for righthander Bronson Arroyo.
Though he hasn’t put up quite the numbers he’d like over the past two seasons, Toussaint’s arm remains one of the most intriguing in a loaded system. He struck out four Salt River hitters on Saturday, and has an AFL-best eight punchouts through the first week.
In his first outing, he struck out four as part of a Braves quartet--along with Max Fried, Josh Graham and Corbin Clouse--that whiffed 16 hitters over eight innings. On Sunday, he relieved starter T.J. Zeuch and pitched the fourth and fifth innings of Peoria’s 8.1 innings of no-hit ball.
You can watch every pitch of Sunday’s outing above.