Tucker Toman – 3B
Predicted by Joel Rueter at Bleacher Report
A little further down the MLB Pipeline rankings is third baseman, Tucker Toman, out of Hammond High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
The switch-hitting infielder had a great spring campaign as a senior and recently made some headlines at the draft combine, hitting 75% of balls at an exit velocity speed greater than 95 MPH with an 85% ranking when it comes to “sweet-spot” percentage on the bat.
Regarded as one of the better high school hitters in the upcoming draft, Toman features above-average power and has the ability to hit across the diamond, aided by the fact he can swing it from both sides of the plate. Scouts believe his arm strength and fielding may pull him away from third base but a move to second base or the outfield may help not only with his development but also with his pathway to the Majors, especially if he moves to one of the corner outfield positions in the Jays system.
With a commitment to Louisiana State, Toman is a bit of an off-the-board pick for the first round but could be a move that helps with the finances if the Jays can get him to sign under slot, similar to the Groshans move the club made back in 2018.