Leagues: Coates Talent League Boys
+ Footy IQ
+ Work rate
One of the more unique prospects in this year's AFL Draft landscape, Ziggy Toledo is a mobile undersized key forward who has plenty of upside and a high work rate. The Dandenong Stingrays tall did not make his debut until Round 9 of the season, further adding to the intrigue of what he could offer. After two majors on debut, Toledo would go on to kick multiple goals in his first five matches, including hauls of thee against Oakleigh and four against Bendigo, to take his tally to 13 in those five games, before finishing the year with one more in his final three games.
Though Toledo's run was a little late to make Vic Country, he certainly caught the eye with his mobility and footy IQ in the forward half. He could sniff out a goal and hit the scoreboard in multiple ways. Though still a touch undersized, he can play a high half-forward role well, and has plenty of offensive power to hurt defences with a deadly sidestep and a consistent style of play.
Toledo is still quite light, which is why a half-forward role is more to his liking, while his overall production is still low. The Stingrays forward laid an average of one tackle per game in another improvement area, but his work with the ball certainly did a lot of damage.