January 29, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #20 Rene Tosoni

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #20 | Rene Tosoni

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| July 2, 1986 (Toronto, Ontario)

| Chipola Junior College

Height | 6'0''

| 194 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| 30

Rene Tosoni was actually drafted by the Twins twice. Once in 2004 in the 34th round and again in the 36th round of the 2005 draft. Visa problems caused him to miss the entire 2006 season but he has been worth the troubles. He has stood out in each of his stops in the Twins system, helping propel three different teams in the playoffs. He has great fundamentals. He is a line drive hitter who doesn't have a ton of power, but drives the ball into the gaps. He can play each outfield position well, but looks to have a future as a corner outfielder in the pros. Other then playing in just a handful of games, he skipped Low-A Beloit and headed to Advanced-A Ft. Myers right after Spring Training last March. He had a great start in Ft. Myers, but a broken foot caused him to miss over 3 months of action. He returned to help the Miracle in the playoffs, but the injury might make him start in Ft. Myers for a second straight season.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR     BB
 RK        2      6    .667    .667   1.167       1      1      0
A+ 42 170 .300 .408 .414 11 1 21

2009 Outlook

Although he only had 170 Plate Appearances in Ft. Myers last season, he played great and could warrant a promotion to New Britain if he has a good Spring Training. But he did missed 3 months last season season due to injury, so I predict he starts the season in Ft. Myers but is moved up to New Britain around mid-season.


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