The Astros are rumored to be calling up infielder Abraham Toro today from the Round Rock Express, Houston’s AAA affiliate.
Abraham Toro has been rising up the ladder of the Minor League system and will be making his Major League debut with the Houston Astros according to Jake Kaplan of The Athletic. Toro has primarily played third base but has also been getting in some experience lately at first and second.
The 22-year-old infielder was drafted by the Astros in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Seminole State College, Oklahoma. Toro started this season with the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and was just called up at the beginning of this month to AAA Round Rock.
If you’ll recall, he was a non-roster invitee to the Astros Spring Training at the beginning of the season and opened up a few eyes with his performance. Toro played in 25 games this Spring and had a nice slash line of .341/.396/.591 and a .987 OPS. In his 44 at-bats, Toro had 15 hits including two home runs and five doubles while knocking in 15 RBIs.
This year at the AA level he hit .306/.393/.513 and had an OPS of .906. Toro hit 16 homers and collected 70 RBIs with Corpus Christi and had four stolen bases. By looking at his numbers, the move up to the AAA level apparently didn’t intimidate Toro at all.
Although it’s only been 16 games with Round Rock, his slash line skyrocketed to .424/.506/.606 and a 1.112 OPS. In his 66 ABs, he accounted for 17 runs, 10 RBIs, and 10 extra-base hits. The switch hitter has gotten in some work around the infield this season with seven games at 1st, 15 at second and the rest of his appearances at 3rd.
Toro is not on the Astros 25-man or 40-man roster, so someone will be on their way out to make room and it’s unclear who that will be. The Houston front office will most likely be making an official announcement later today.