It was an up-and-down season for Andrew Toles. A two-month stint on the DL and trips between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles limited him to a total of only 88 games.
What went right
Toles got off to a hot start in triple-A. Through his first six games, he had 12 hits, seven runs driven in, and had an amazing slash line of .462/.500/.731.
A two-month hamstring injury sidelined him, but he came back and was still arguably the best hitter in the OKC lineup. He had six hits in his first five games back, pushing his hitting-streak to 11 games. During the month of June, he had nine multi-hit games.
During a stretch from June 27 through July 1, Toles went 14-for-24 at the plate, drove in seven runs, and scored five of his own.
What went wrong
After missing most of 2017 with an ACL injury, Toles missed nearly two months due to a hamstring injury. With time spent on the DL, and a crowded Dodgers outfield, Toles only had 30 at-bats in the majors this season.
After a great 2018 debut, he struggled the rest of the way.
Toles hit .185 for the remainder of the season, posting an on-base percentage of .222 and an OPS of only .437. He had eight strikeouts, and only walked once.
Stats: .233/.281/.300 (7-for-30), 2 2B, 4 RBI
Game of the year
On July 9, Toles made his season-debut with LA on the road in San Diego. He had two hits, a walk, drove in two, and scored two runs.
Though his season wasn’t a memorable one, he did give us this amazing story, in which he left his abandoned car in the Dodger Stadium parking lot for months while he played in Oklahoma City.
Andrew Toles has one year and 128 days of service time. He has two options remaining.