Since acquiring third basemen Will Toffey & right handed reliever Bobby Wahl from the Oakland Athletics in the trade that brought the contending A’s the elite reliever, Jeurys Familia, the Athletics have been on an extremely impressive run. Familia has always proven himself to be a far above reliever as well as closer, despite some mishaps in July as well as an imperative one with the Mets in the playoffs.
The Mets also received $1MM in international bonus & Oakland will take over the remainder on Familia’s salary.
However, the Mets may have received a Gem in this trade. Third baseman, William Toffey. Toffey will probably never hit for power but the kid knows how to get on base & getting on the paths usually generate to runs scored. The Orange & Blue know this problem all too well in the past couple of years.
In 2017, at the age of 22 years old in the New York Penn League, in 57 games & 209 AB’s, Toffey had 55 hits, 11 of which being doubles, 2 triples, & 1 homerun while driving in 11 RBI’s & scoring 38 runs.
For his first year in the minors, Toffey batted .263/.377/.349/.726 which isn’t too shabby for his first taste.
In 2018, just with the Mets, Toffey has appeared in 32 games while stepping in for 103 AB’s, he has 2 homeruns, 14 RBI’s, 17 runs scored while supporting a .252/.403/.417/.821 slash line.
Entertaining the season, Toffey ranked as the A’s 25th prospect. He’s outperformed his ranking & reputation & is exceeding the hype with his numbers at the plate. He has had shoulder issues during the beginning of the season so he must prove to himself that he can stay healthy & eventually produce as a third baseman at a major league level.