Jeral Toledo

JERAL TOLEDO, SHORTSTOP
Born: January 22, 2003
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Toledo as a good defender who should be able to stay at short.  He’ll need to get stronger to hit better.  His speed is about average.

2020
DNP

2021
DSL:  237/396/318, 148 AB, 9 2B, 1 HR, 35 BB, 24 K, 9-15 SB

In his debut season, Toledo mostly played short, but spent a little time at second and third.  At the plate, he got on base a lot thanks to a very high walk rate.  Oddly, his stats were nearly identical to Enmanuel Terrero’s.

2022
DSL:  174/333/265, 98 AB, 5 2B, 2 3B, 20 BB, 31 K, 5-9 SB

In the FCL, Toledo continued to show good strike zone judgment, but he didn’t hit much.  He went in the wrong direction over the course of the season, with a .769 OPS in June and .527 in July.  He got into only three games after the start of August.  On defense, he spent most of his time in the middle infield.  Usually playing alongside Jesus Castillo and Luis Rivas, Toledo gave the FCL Pirates a good infield to watch.  Of the three, though, he did the least at the plate.

Toledo should be in Bradenton in 2023, but he’ll have to start hitting with more authority.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $155,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.