Sign Up! Join our newsletters, get a FREE e-Edition

Ashur Tolliver

LHP | MarinersSEA
Ashur Tolliver
Name: Ashur Jordan Tolliver
Born: Jan 24, 1988 in Little Rock, Ark. USA
College: Oklahoma City
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career327.23.491.353.718.60
Drafted in the 5th round (146th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 (signed for $200,000)
NAIA power Oklahoma City usually has an interesting NCAA Division I transfer, and this year's prospect is Tolliver. He went just 2-5, 7.94 at Arkansas-Little Rock in 2008, but started to blossom in the Cape Cod League during the summer. He drew a lot of attention when his fastball sat in the low 90s and popped some 96s early in the spring, though he was working more at 88-92 mph as the draft approached. Scouts wonder about his durability because he's generously listed at 6 feet and 170 pounds. He has a very quick arm, though there's also effort in his delivery, and he ultimately may wind up in the bullpen. Tolliver's second-best pitch currently is his changeup. He showed some feel for a curveball in the fall but now employs a slurvy slider in the low 80s. He has a chance to become the highest-drafted player in Stars history, surpassing Grant Hansen, who went 89th overall to the White Sox in 2003. But Tolliver didn't help his chances by giving up eight runs in three innings against Louisiana State-Shreveport in the first round of the NAIA playoffs.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining