D-Backs agree to terms with First Round Draft Pick Toussaint

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick and right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint (@_YoSoy_Touki), according to D-backs' Director, Scouting Ray Montgomery. 

Toussaint will be available to media tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the Interview Room at Chase Field. Media may access Chase Field at Gate H on the south side of the building. All media must display D-backs issued credentials. Media requiring credentials and/or parking should contact Jim Myers at 602.615.7195 or jmyers@dbacks.com.

The 17-year old out of Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy was the 16th overall selection in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He went 8-2 with a 1.22 ERA in 63.1 innings pitched while striking out 104 batters for the Crusaders. The Vanderbilt commit led Coral Springs to the Florida State Final Four en route to being named the Miami Herald 2014 5A-2A Pitcher of the Year. In Toussaint's junior campaign, he garnered invitations to the Perfect Game (PETCO Park) and Under Amour (Wrigley Field) All-American games, and as a sophomore, struck out 18 batters over 6.0 innings pitched in the PG World Wood Bat Championships. Toussaint earned a gold medal with the USA Baseball 16U National Team in 2011.

Toussaint, 6-for-2, 198 pounds, was rated by Baseball America as the nation's third-best high school pitcher and MLB.com as the No. 8 Prospect overall in the draft. Toussaint was the 20th first-round selection for the D-backs and 11th taken from the high school ranks. The D-backs had two first-round selections in 2003, 2009 and 2011. 

The D-backs have signed 27 of 42 picks from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft:

 

Round

No.

Player

Pos.

B-T

Age

Ht.

Wt.

School

1

16

Touki Toussaint

RHP

R-R

17

6-2

198

Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy

2

54

Cody Reed

LHP

R-L

17

6-1

260

Ardmore (Ala.) High School

CB-B

69

Marcus Wilson

OF

R-R

17

6-2

176

Junipero Serra High School

CB-B

70

Isan Diaz

INF

L-R

18

5-11

180

Springfield (Mass.) Central High School

3

89

Matt Railey

OF

L-L

19

5-11

190

N. Florida Christian High School

4

120

Brent Jones

RHP

R-R

21

6-3

215

Cornell University

5

150

Mason McCullough

RHP

R-R

21

6-4

240

Lander University

6

180

Zac Curtis

LHP

L-L

21

5-10

175

Middle Tennessee State University

7

210

Tyler Humphreys

INF

R-R

20

6-2

212

St. Johns River State College

8

240

Grant Heyman

OF

L-R

20

6-4

220

College of Southern Nevada

9

270

Justin Gonzalez

INF

R-R

22

6-2

190

Florida State University

10

300

Scott Schultz

RHP

R-R

22

6-2

210

Oregon State University

12

360

Holden Helmink

RHP

R-R

20

6-4

215

San Jacinto College North

15

450

Tyler Baker

C

L-R

21

5-9

165

Wichita State University

16

480

Kevin Simmons

RHP

R-R

20

6-1

185

George C. Wallace CC

17

510

Mike Abreu

INF

R-R

20

5-11

185

Hillsborough CC

19

570

Daniel Savas

RHP

R-R

21

6-5

220

Illinois State University

21

630

Gerard Hernandez

OF

L-L

18

5-10

195

Pinnacle High School (Phoenix, Ariz.)

22

660

Michael Branigan

C

R-R

18

5-10

175

Forsyth Central High School (Cumming, Ga.)

24

720

Mike Cetta

RHP

R-R

21

5-11

195

College of Central Florida

27

810

Nate Robertson

INF

R-R

21

6-3

210

Colorado Mesa University

28

840

B.J. Robinson

INF

L-R

23

6-2

215

Florida A&M University

29

870

Nicholas Baker

RHP

R-R

21

6-2

175

California State University - Chico

30

900

Trevor Mitsui

INF

R-R

21

6-5

230

University of Washington

33

990

Tyler Bolton

RHP

R-R

21

6-4

215

East Carolina University

36

1080

Will Landsheft

RHP

R-R

21

6-1

205

Drury University

38

1140

Lawrence Pardo

LHP

L-L

22

6-0

180

University of South Florida

 

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