D-backs' top pick Toussaint makes pro debut
Right-hander strikes out three while facing five in one inning of Arizona League action
Right-hander Touki Toussaint, the D-backs' first round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, made his professional debut Wednesday, throwing one inning for the rookie-level D-backs. But his career didn't begin with a victory, as the Indians won, 4-3, in Arizona League action.
Toussaint struck out three batters of the five batters he faced. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk.
Mark Trumbo also started Wednesday's game, as his rehab assignment continued. He played six innings in left field and went 1-for-3 with a home run.
The D-backs selected Toussaint out of Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy with the 16th overall pick June 5. He signed with the club June 20 and officially began his career Wednesday.
Toussaint walked the leadoff batter before recording back-to-back strikeouts. He then gave up an RBI double to Bobby Bradley, the Indians' third round pick, before finishing his outing with another strikeout.
Toussaint helped lead Coral Springs Christian to the state semifinals in Florida's Class 3A this spring. He was committed to Vanderbilt before deciding to sign with the D-backs.