Name: Carlos Tocci
DOB: August 23, 1995
Height: 6′ 2″
Drafted: Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela in 2011, signing bonus $750,000
Pre Draft Report:
Career Synopsis: The Phillies waited after July 2 to make a splash in 2011 signing Tocci when he turned 16 in August. They sent him stateside for Fall Instructional Leagues. Going into 2012 he was unranked by Baseball America but Baseball Prospectus rated him #13 based on his potential.
The Phillies held Tocci back in Extended Spring Training before making his debut in the GCL. While he exhibited little power Tocci drew rave reviews for his plate discipline and hitting ability. His fielding was praised by scouts who saw him as an elite defender in center fielder going forward. His stat line over 97ABs of .278/.330/.299 earned him the #6 prospect in the GCL.
Scouting Report: Below is an assessment of Tocci’s raw tools, rated on the traditional 20-80 scouting scale. The grades are my estimation based on what I’ve read and those I’ve talked to. The second number is a future projection, the first number is the current assessment
Hit For Average: 50/60
Hit For Power: 20/40
Throwing Arm: 60/65
Summary: The difference between Tocci’s current tools and his potential is immense. He is only 17 years old so it is hard to predict how he will physically mature. However, he already has at least a plus arm, plus plus speed, and advanced instincts and range on defense.
Upside: Tocci’s upside is incredible but there is a ton between him currently and his future. He is very advanced in terms of baseball skills and his hit tool should continue to grow as he adds muscle. His speed is a grade below elite and he has a chance to be a near elite defender in centerfield right now. The tool that has its widest variance is his power potential, some scouts believe that he will be able to put on enough muscle to have plus power potential while others don’t think his frame will support the muscle mass needed to have even average power.
Profile updated: 3/10/2013