Touki Toussaint

  • Birthday: 26. June 1996

Biography

Dany "ToukiToussaint (born June 20, 1996) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Toussaint was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida and moved to Haiti with his parents when he was three months old. He moved back to Florida when he was six. He was a soccer fan growing up and didn't start playing baseball until he was 11.[1] Toussaint attendedCoral Springs Christian Academy in Coral Springs, Florida.[2] As a junior in 2013, Toussaint was a MaxPreps All-American after he was 6–2 with a 0.78 earned run average (ERA) and 83 strikeouts.[3] He also hit .458 with six home runs and 32 runs batted in. He was also the Broward County's Class 5A-4A-3A-2A Player of the Year.[4][5]

Toussaint was considered one of the top prospects for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[6] The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Toussaint in the first round, 16th overall, of the draft.[7] He signed on June 20.

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