Alvin Andrew Toles…graduated from Sandy Creek (GA) High School…played two seasons at the University of Tennessee, where he earned 2010 SEC All-Freshman team selection…transferred to Chipola Junior College (FL) for the 2012 season…son of former NFL linebacker Alvin Toles…drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Sandy Creek HS, but did not sign…selected by the Rays in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Milt Hill.
Named to his first career Opening Day roster as he entered his second big league season…limited to just 31 games, hitting .271 with 17 runs, three doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI ... Suffered a season-ending injury on May 9 after tearing his right ACL against the Pirates…had successful surgery on May 23 performed by Dodgers' head physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles ... As the Dodgers leadoff hitter, he posted a .375 (6-for-16)/.375/.813 slashline with one double, two homers and two RBI in 16 games…his two leadoff homers were tied for 11th in the National League ... Hit .308 (12-for-39) with runners on base, while posting a .300 mark (6-for-20) with runners in scoring position ... Posted a career-high eight game hitting streak from April 27 to May 5…during that span he averaged .387 (12- for-31) and recorded three doubles, two home runs, and seven RBI ... Appeared majority of the season in left field (21 games), while also playing 10 games in center field...posted a .977 combined fielding percentage, committing one error in 190.1 innings.
Had a rapid rise to the Majors after starting the season in Single-A…made his MLB debut July 8, and hit .314 with nine doubles, a triple, three homers and 16 RBI in 48 games in two stints with the Dodgers... Appeared in all three outfield positions, with 18 games (13 starts) in left field, nine games (three starts) in center field and eight games (seven starts) right field, while recording three outfield assists for the Dodgers...Excelled as a pinch-hitter, going 8-for-21 (.381) with three doubles and a triple…had the second-highest batting average as a pinch-hitter in the Majors (min. 20 PA), behind only Kolten Wong (.400) ...Batted .364 (16-for-44) with runners on base and hit .333 (7-for-21) with runners in scoring position in the Majors...Made his Major League debut on July 8, starting at center field against the Padres and recording his first big league hit with a double off of Andrew Cashner in his first at-bat on the first pitch…became the first Dodger since Adrian Beltre (June 24, 1998) to double on the first Major League pitch he saw...Slugged his first big league home run on Aug. 22, 2016 at Cincinnati off of Josh Smith, with a fifth inning two-run shot…blasted his first-career grand slam in the second game of the Aug. 31, 2016 doubleheader at Colorado, with a game-winning ninth-inning slam off of Adam Ottavino...Appeared in all 11 of the Dodgers postseason games (eight starts), batting .364 (8-for-22) with two doubles and two RBI... Combined to post a .331/.374/.511 slashline in 82 minor league games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (started the season), Double-A Tulsa (promoted May 4) and Triple-A Oklahoma City (promoted June 30) in his fourth minor league season…had 27 doubles, three triples, seven homers and 38 RBI...was successful on 23 of 34 stolen base attempts…selected as MiLB.com Dodgers Organization All-Star.
Did not play baseball in 2015 after being released by the Rays on March 28 ... Signed with Los Angeles on September 23 as a minor league free agent.
Combined to hit .265 with 32 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, a home run, 15 RBI and 24 steals in 52 games with Rookie-level GCL Rays and Single-A Charlotte.
Honored as the Rays' minor league player of the year, named a Topps Class-A All-Star and selected as a Midwest League mid- and post-season All-Star after posting a .326/.359/.466 slashline with 35 doubles, 16 triples, two home runs, 57 RBI and 62 stolen bases in 121 games with Single-A Bowling Green ... Led the Midwest League in batting average, hits (169) and triples, while ranking among the league leaders in stolen bases (2nd), doubles (T-3rd), total bases (3rd), runs (T-4th), SLG (9th), and OPS (10th).
Began his career with Rookie-level Princeton, batting .281 with 31 runs, 14 stolen bases, 15 doubles, three triples, seven homers and 33 RBI in 51 games.