Michael Tonkin

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 5 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-6, 192 lb
School  Palmdale
Hometown  Palmdale, CA USA
Summer Team  Southern California Panthers
Fall Team  So Cal Panthers
MLB Debut 
Twins Jul 11, 2013
MLB Draft 
Round 30 by Twins in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American (California - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP
6'4 and thin, 93 FB in Cincy, good slurve, projects big, very deceptive and big arm, good at PG WWBA
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
Southern California

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Michael Tonkin is a 2008 RHP with a 6'6'', 192 lb. frame from Palmdale, CA who attends Palmdale HS. He has a tall, slender build with long arms and legs. Tonkin throws from a high energy, multi-part delivery that provides loads of deception to the hitter but which is going to be difficult to maintain with ideal consistency. All hitters see coming at them are flying elbows and knees before some nasty stuff comes out of Tonkin's extended 3/4's release point. The worrisome part of Tonkin's delivery is the lack of front side leverage from his upper body and the hard recoil he has on release. He does seem to repeat is delivery/release point well and threw strikes with an idea. Tonkin's fastball was 90-93 mph and had nasty late sinking action at the plate. He complimented that with a sharp and big slurve type slider out of the same release point at 78 mph. There were a ton of swings and misses against Tonkin and those hitters who managed to make contact beat the ball into the ground. It looked like no one enjoyed hitting against him. It will be interesting watching what could be a continuing saga of Tonkin's delivery/mechanics as they project against his raw stuff. Tonkin is a very good student off the field.
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Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.45% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
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