It appears we could be getting a taste of another one of Atlanta’s top prospects. This time, it appears it will be Touki Toussaint.
The Braves haven't made an official decision, but it looks like Toussaint will make a start in Monday's doubleheader
Sanchez (bruised left calf) improved is having far less trouble walking around the clubhouse. The Braves remain hopeful he'll make Tuesday's start.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 10, 2018
Touki was a top pick who was traded from the Diamondbacks in exchange for taking on Bronson Arroyo‘s contract. This move is paying off dividends. Touki was a project who has come into his own, and 2018 has been his finest work. He has worked to the tune of a 2.68 in AA and AAA to go with a 10.7 K/9 rate.
Personally, I got the pleasure of watching Touki back when he was in Rome. His curveball is one of the finest I have ever seen, and he has a great fastball to pair with it. If you are talking upside, Touki may have a higher ceiling than any other arm in this system. He will (probably) get his first shot to prove this against the Miami Marlins on Monday.