01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at Pirate City
Austen showed solid offensive abilities and a strong arm behind the plate during his time in Pirate City. Offensively, Austen is a strong hitter with good balance, and direct hands to the ball. He has fast bat speed, good barrel accuracy, and he attacks the middle of the field. Behind the plate, Austen has quick feet, good body control, and he fields out front. He has a fluid arm action, and he throws with carry to 2nd base with pop time as low as 2.0. On the mound, Austen showed a quick delivery, on-time separation, and his off-speed pitches show well.
08/04/2013 - College PREP - Dublin (Columbus), OH
Austen's a R/R C/OF with a strong lower half and 5'10"/190 lbs frame. At the dish, he has a middle approach, generates fast bat speed and has good rhythm. He has quiet actions that explode the barrel through contact - showing present pop. As a backstop, he has good feet, gets in-line to throw after having a clean transfer - flashing pops as low as 1.98 seconds. He is a quiet/flexible sitter and tracks well. In the outfield, he has good pre-pitch, and takes good routes/angles to working behind fly-balls. He is sure handed and will add to his defense ability when he quickens his feet and stays in-line to throw. Overall - Toler projects as a C/OF at the next level with an ability to swing it.