It will soon be Touki Time in the ATL and not a moment too soon for the Atlanta Braves whose bullpen has the seventh- highest ERA in MLB.
While sporting a 0.75 WHIP, Toussaint has surrendered three earned runs, three walks, and two hits in just six innings while holding batters to a minuscule 0.95 batting average.
He’s dealing and he’s come a long way from the 2018 SiriusXM Future Games at MLB All-Star Weekend when he shared the stage with Hunter Greene, Jo Adell, Kyle Lewis and Ke’Bryan.
Touki Toussaint, a former first round pick of the Diamondbacks, made his debut for the #Braves last August and has been a contributor to Atlanta’s bullpen this season.
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) June 27, 2019
Numbers such as those would intrigue many teams in the majors as bullpen help is always a plus.
For the Braves, a move of this proportion would be a welcome sigh of relief for their struggling rotation.
Well, if he is so good, why is he in the minors?
Toussaint flashed brilliance in his brief time in the show, so you can’t deny someone with pure talent such as his.
The Braves number six prospect tossed six scoreless innings against the New York Mets before giving up seven runs in one inning of work.
Sour performances such as those frequently came, which led to his demotion.
He continued to skid in 2020 with a high eight ERA in just 24 innings.
Nonetheless, past production won’t hold this MLB bro down for long as the Braves don’t seem to have many options that display Touki’s filthy artillery.
— Paul Byrd (@PaulByrd36) April 14, 2019
If he can keep his walks down, and the injury bug continues to bite the Braves, trip back to the Bigs should be in the cards for Toussaint.
He appears to have matured and could be a dangerous weapon for Atlanta.