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4.137 Florida Marlins - Andrew Toles, OF, Sandy Creek HS (GA)

The Marlins spent the 137th overall pick on Andrew Toles.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Andrew Toles   Position: OF   School: Sandy Creek HS   State: GA   Height: 5’9’’   Weight: 180

Bats: L   Throws: R   Birth Date: 5/24/92   Seiler Rating: 4D4   Commitment: Tennessee

Andrew Toles is a blazing high school outfielder from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, a southern suburb of Atlanta. Toles is teammates with a pair of Draft Notebook prospects that come later in here in Chris Triplett and Aaron Warren. One of the fastest runners in the entire draft class, it seems that running is about the only thing he does well enough to warrant draft interest. Most of the rest of his tools are light, and even though baseball is a more complicated game than running, a pure runner is a prospect in this year’s draft. Having seen Toles a couple of times personally, I also saw the sentiment from scouts that he’s only worth following if he proves he can hit. He profiles now to be a fourth outfielder that is a defensive sub and pinch hitter, and he needs to show he can do more with the bat if he wants to break free of that mold. At the plate, he’s a fringe-average hitter that can lose concentration in at-bats, though when he does lock in, he can spray the ball around the field. His raw power is well below-average, but he compensates with plus-plus speed that he uses aggressively on the basepaths. Defensively, he has the raw tools to be an above-average center fielder, and his arm is solid-average, as well, giving him a nice fourth outfielder’s tool set. He looks more like someone who should go to college now, and his draft position has floated back to the tenth to fifteenth round range, where he won’t sign.