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Andrew Toles

Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Andrew Toles
Name: Alvin Andrew Toles
Born: May 24, 1992 in Decatur, GA
Junior College: Chipola (Fla.) JC
High School: Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (119th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 (signed for $394,200)
Toles was part of the deep Georgia prep class of 2010 and was a fourth-round pick of the Marlins that June. He didn't sign and went to Tennessee, where his father Alvin and uncle Johnnie Jones played football. Alvin Toles, a linebacker, was a first-round pick in the NFL draft in 1985, and his son could go that high in the baseball draft thanks to his unique tools. A 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, he has tremendous speed and earns comparisons to Braves center fielder Michael Bourn for his overall tools. He's a well above-average runner who knows how to use his speed defensively and on the bases, where he can be an aggressive basestealer. He also has a solid-average arm. Toles lacks power yet has enough strength to fight off good fastballs. Scouts say he plays with energy and has shown a good work ethic, but he was dismissed last fall from the program at Tennessee, where talent like his is in short supply, and has had been benched and suspended at Chipola JC this spring. Signability will determine whether Toles goes out in the first four rounds as expected, but the weak class of college hitters should allow him to go out higher than he did out of high school.
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