Abraham Josue Toro…is trilingual, speaking English, French and Spanish... graduated from Edouard Montpetit HS in Montreal.
Hit .252 (57x226) with 28 runs, 11 doubles, 5 home runs, 26 RBI, 3 stolen bases and 22 walks in 60 games with the Mariners. ...Trading Places - Became the first player in MLB history to hit a grand slam off a pitcher (Kendall Graveman) for whom he was traded earlier that season...via Stats Perform...hit the slam off Graveman on Aug. 31 at T-Mobile Park, giving the Mariners a 4-0 lead in the 8th inning. ...Looney Platoons - All 11 of Toro’s home runs in 2021 were against right-handed pitchers, batting .233 (52x223)...against lefties he hit .250 (27x108) with 5 doubles. ...Making History - Became the first player in MLB history to homer for and against a single team on consecutive days when he homered in his first AB for the Mariners on July 27... also homered in previous two games with Houston prior to trade on July 25 vs. TEX and July 26 at SEA. ...Double Agent - Hit .324 (12x37) with three doubles and three homers against the Houston Astros, his former team. ...Good Stretch - Batted .400 (10x25) with 4 doubles and 6 RBI over six-game stretch from Sept. 4-10. ...Double Double - Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles on 8/1 at Texas. ...Value - Recorded 0.8 fWAR after joining the Mariners on July 27, tied for 4th-most among Mariners position players during that span (also: Mitch Haniger), trailing only Ty France (1.9), J.P. Crawford (1.5) and Kyle Seager (1.1). ...Hit Streak - Recorded career-long 10 game hit streak from Aug. 18-28...batted .326 (14x43) with 1 double and 4 RBI. ...Toro The Terrific - Reached base safely via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in first 18 games after joining the Mariners...during that span, hit .344 (22x64) with 11 runs, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI, 9 walks and 2 hit-by-pitches with Seattle...he got on-base at a .440 clip, slugged .563 and carried a 1.003 OPS. ...Ten Games of Toro - Hit .432 (16x37) with 8 runs, 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 6 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base in first 10 games after joining Mariners, getting on-base at a .488 clip, slugging .757 with a 1.245 OPS...his .432 batting average ranked 2nd-best through a Mariners player’s first 10 games in club history (min. 25 AB)...trailing only Ken Griffey Sr.’s .472 (17x36) batting average in his first 10 games with Seattle from Aug. 31-Sept. 14, 1990. ...Canadian Clique - Was one of three Canadians to appear for the Mariners in 2021 (also: James Paxton and Matt Brash) and one of 15 in franchise history. ...Hello Seattle - Was acquired along with RHP Joe Smith from the Astros in exchange for right handed pitchers Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero on July 27.
Spent his first full season in the Majors, making his first career OPENING DAY roster...batted .149 (13x87) with three home runs and nine RBI...Appeared in 33 games (19 starts), making 10 starts at 3B, six at DH, two at 1B and one at 2B...Drew a walk in his first career POSTSEASON appearance in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Was named the Astros Minor League Player of the Year and made his Major League debut with the Astros in August as part of a breakout season that saw him advance from Double A to the Majors...made 20 starts for the Astros in August and September (all at third base), with the Astros going 14-6 in those games...began the season at Double A Corpus Christi following his first appearance at Major League Spring Training camp... was promoted to Triple A Round Rock on Aug. 1...was selected to the Major League roster on Aug. 22...made his MLB debut in a start at third base on Aug. 22 vs. LAA, going 0x4...became the fourth Canadian-born player to make his MLB debut with the Astros...also RHP Jason Green (2000), RHP Gordi Pladson (1979) and OF Terry Puhl (1977)...became the eighth Canadian-born player to appear in a game for Houston, and the first since LHP Erik Bedard in 2013...was the first position player to appear in a game for the Astros since OF Terry Puhl (1977-80)...recorded his first Major League hit on Aug. 23 vs. LAA as part of a 2x4 game...posted his first-career RBI on Aug. 25 vs. LAA...went 1x2 with three walks and his first-career Major League home run on Aug. 29 vs. TB...joined OF Terry Puhl as the only Canadian-born players in Astros history to hit a home run...became the youngest Canadian-born player all-time with three walks and a home run in a single game, surpassing Russell Martin, who did so at 25 years of age on April 30, 2008 for the Dodgers...hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 9th inning off Jays closer RHP Ken Giles on Sept. 1 at TOR, snapping a 0-0 scoreless tie in what became RHP Justin Verlander's third-career no-hitter...was inserted into the starting lineup after Yuli Gurriel was scratched pregame with a left elbow contusion ...also made the final out of the no-hitter, a 5-3 putout...became the fifth Canadian-born player in MLB history to hit two home runs over his first eight MLB games...also Danny Klassen (3), Joey Votto, Brett Lawrie and Dave McKay...in 114 minor league games between Triple A Round Rock (16g) and Double A Corpus Christi (98g), hit .324 with 31 doubles, 4 triples, 17 homers, 80 RBI and a .938 OPS (.411 OBP/.527 SLG)...was a Double A Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star after batting .306 with 16 home runs and a .906 OPS (.393 OBP/.513 SLG) in 98 games with the Hooks...hit .424 in limited action at Triple A (16 games)...during his 16 games at Triple A, ranked among the top-three Pacific Coast League hitters in hits (28), batting average and OBP (.506)...was named the Texas League Player of the Week for the week of May 6-12...hit .381 with two homers and eight RBI in six games during the week...led the Texas League in OPS and OBP while ranking second in batting average and slugging percentage...recorded five hits on Aug. 8 while playing for Triple A Round Rock.
Began his third professional season at Class A Buies Creek, where he appeared in 83 games, en route to being named a Carolina League Midseason All-Star...hit .257 (76x296) with 20 doubles, 14 home runs, 56 RBI and an .834 OPS as a BC Astro...named the Carolina League Player of the Week on June 24...promoted to Double A Corpus Christi on July 6 and finished his season with the Hooks...combined to hit .247 (117x474) with 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 78 RBI in 133 games on the season...following the season, played in 19 games for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .348 (23x66) with six doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and a 1.023 OPS...recorded 12 walks to his 12 strikeouts.
Split his second professional season between Class A Short-Season Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities, combining to hit .246 (59x240) with 11 doubles, 15 home runs, 33 RBI and an .859 OPS in 69 games
After completing his collegiate season, selected by the Astros in the fifth round of the draft on June 10...signed on June 20 and reported to Rookie Level Greeneville...played in 44 games for the Astros, but did not hit a home run.