Toro has been filling in at third base during infield drills while Alex Bregman (hamstring) is limited to batting practice only, Ryan Herrera of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Toro entered camp with a mission to develop his skills at first base and left field and wasn't focused on third base, his primary position. He also has a lot to prove following 2020, when he slashed .149/.237/.276 and walked just three times over 97 plate appearances. As such, most of his offseason work was designed to make him more flexible at the plate and loosening up his swing. "It's just getting the league better, just trying to focus more and learning how they're pitching in the big leagues," Toro said. "If I do what I know I can do, I feel like this year I can have a good year." A healthy Bregman will be entrenched at third base, so Toro needs to work on his hitting if he's to gain more playing time at other positions.
Toro went 1-for-3 in Monday's 6-0 loss to Oakland.
Toro, who had one of Houston's seven singles, started at third base in place of the injured Alex Bregman (hamstring). He's started four of the past five games, but his playing time figures to take a hit, as Bregman is expected to come off the injured list Tuesday.
Toro started at third base and went 0-for-4 in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Angels.
Toro emerged in the lineup because of second baseman Jose Altuve's knee injury. That prompted Aledmys Diaz, who had been filling in at third base for the injured Alex Bregman (hamstring), to slide over to second base. Altuve is expected to miss three games this weekend, including Saturday's doubleheader, so Toro could get at-bats both days.
Toro entered Thursday's game after Jose Altuve left with a knee injury. He went 0-for-3 with a run scored in an 8-4 win over Texas.
After Altuve departed, Aledmys Diaz moved from third to second base while Toro manned the hot corner. That could be the arrangement until Altuve returns or Alex Bregman (hamstring) is ready to play. Altuve's status is unknown pending an MRI. Toro, who had a three-game hit streak snapped, is batting .159 (10-for-63) with three home runs and seven RBI.
Toro went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Toro started at third base as the Astros continue to help the Astros manage the absence of Alex Bregman (hamstring). Recent reports indicate Bregman's rehab is progressing and he could be activated on the upcoming 10-game road trip that begins Friday, meaning Toro's current playing time window is likely closing soon.
Toro started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Toro, who sat out the first game in favor of Jack Mayfield, launched his third home run, which snapped an 0-for-15 run. Toro has been the primary replacement at third base as the Astros manage the hot corner while Alex Bregman remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Toro is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Toro is 0-for-12 with three strikeouts and zero walks over his last four games. Jack Mayfield will start at third base and hit ninth.
Toro isn't in the lineup Monday against the Angels.
Toro had started the past eight games for the Astros, but he's gone hitless with three strikeouts over his last 12 at-bats. He'll get a breather Monday with Jack Mayfield starting at third base.
Toro went 0-for-5 and left five men on base in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Padres.
Toro was one of many Houston hitters that failed to deliver runners in scoring position. He started at third base for the second straight game, filling in for the injured Alex Bregman (hamstring). He's expected to get the majority of at-bats at the hot corner while Bregman is on the IL, but those at-bats could be hurtful to fantasy owners. Toro is batting just .152 over 46 at-bats in 2020.
Toro went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Rockies.
Toro took German Marquez deep in the fifth inning to record his second home run of the season. He's in line for a major uptick in at-bats, with both Alex Bregman (hamstring) and Aledmys Diaz (groin) currently on the injured list. Toro has been fairly unimpressive to this point, as he's managed just a .171/.261/.341 line across 46 plate appearances, though he should have the chance to get in a groove with more regular at-bats.
Toro entered Wednesday's game when third baseman Alex Bregman was removed with a hamstring injury. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a 13-6 win over the Rockies.
Toro entered as a pinch runner in the fourth inning when Bregman limped into second base with a double. He's the top backup at third base with Aledmys Diaz (groin) unavailable. Bregman is not expected to play Thursday's series finale, so Toro, who had served as the designated hitter the previous three games, could return to the starting lineup.
Toro started at designated hitter Tuesday and went 0-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.
Toro made his third consecutive start as he's getting an opportunity with injuries hitting a number of Astros. Michael Brantley (quadriceps) and Yordan Alvarez (knee) are on the injured list while George Springer's wrist injury flared up Tuesday. The 23-year-old infielder has not taken advantage, however, going hitless (0-for-10) over the three-start run.
Toro was added to Sunday's lineup as the designated hitter after Yordan Alvarez (knee) was scratched. He went 0-for-3 with a run scored in a 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Toro has been an infrequent contributor for the Astros and would likely share the DH role with others if Alvarez misses significant time. Houston manager Dusty Baker was hopeful Alvarez can return to the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports. Toro is slashing .148/.258/.296 over 31 plate appearances.
Toro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI single and two runs scored in Wednesday's 14-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Toro opened the scoring by plating Carlos Correa with a single in the second inning before scoring on a Kyle Tucker homer. The 23-year-old rookie then went yard himself in the fourth -- his first home run of the season. He has two RBI, five runs and a .158 batting average in 26 plate appearances, but Toro has hit well in the minor leagues and should keep getting opportunities -- if not everyday ones -- to bring his numbers up.
Toro entered Friday's game after Aledmys Diaz suffered a right groin injury. He went 1-for-1 with a walk and a double.
Diaz, who started as the designated hitter, tweaked the groin while running the bases during the Astros' five-run fifth inning. With Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed) weeks away from activity, the Astros will need a DH, so Toro may be in line for regular plate appearances depending on the severity of Diaz's injury.
Toro (undisclosed) was included on the Astros' 30-man roster.
He had been a non-participant for a few days in camp while awaiting COVID-19 test results, but his inclusion suggests he is healthy and ready to go. Toro is the Astros' top hitting prospect and should serve as a backup at third base, first base, second base and designated hitter.
Toro did not participate in Tuesday's workout while he awaits his latest COVID-19 test result, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Toro is a near-certainty to be part of Houston's 30-man active roster when Opening Day rolls around next week.
Toro is expected to make the Opening Day roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
This represents no change from the spring when Toro was expected to claim the final spot on what was then a 26-man roster. With rosters expanded to 30 for the first two weeks of the season, Toro should be on the Astros' bench Opening Day. He can play multiple infield positions, which puts him in competition with Jack Mayfield, a less-accomplished hitter than Toro.
Toro has the edge over Garrett Stubbs to become Houston's 26th man, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Toro brings more versatility to the final roster spot than Stubbs. He's a switch hitter that can play both corner infield spots, whereas Stubbs is primarily a catcher with limited outfield experience. Toro batted .125 (3-for-24) with one RBI over 24 spring at-bats.
Toro (eye) is starting at third base and hitting cleanup Thursday against the Nationals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Toro is good to go after missing time earlier in camp due to a case of pink eye. The 23-year-old switch hitter is competing to break camp with the Astros in a reserve role, as he's currently blocked at all three of his positions (third base, second base and designated hitter).
|Last 7 Games|
|10/13||vs TB||L 2-5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/27||@ TEX||L 4-8||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/26||@ TEX||L 1-6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||@ TEX||W 12-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/13||@ LAD||L 1-8||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/08||@ OAK||W 5-4||2||0||0||0||1||1||0|
|09/07||@ OAK||L 0-6||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||37||134||25||28||3||2||9||17||21||30||2||0||.209||.323||.463|
|2018||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||83||296||54||76||20||1||14||56||45||62||5||1||.257||.361||.473|
|2018||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||50||178||16||41||15||2||2||22||17||46||3||3||.230||.317||.371|
|2019||AAA-Round Rock Express||16||66||17||28||9||0||1||10||10||5||0||1||.424||.506||.606|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||98||376||65||115||22||4||16||70||48||77||4||1||.306||.393||.513|