Touki Toussaint is the next Braves pitching prospect to debut, doing so Monday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader against the Marlins.
Toussaint, 22, boasts a three-pitch arsenal highlighted by his curveball. He began last season in High-A Florida, and much of his rapid growth can be attributed to an improving changeup.
“You look at his numbers, he’s had a really solid year,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s getting it. All the guys who’ve been around him ever since we got him (talk about) how much he’s grown up, how he’s starting to get a handle on things.
“We’ve loved his arm from the beginning. But the kid’s starting to mature, starting to get it. I’m excited. He came in this morning and I didn’t remember him being that big. He’s a big, stout kid.”