This season, Tolbert began as a bench player for the Red Wings, but has been in the starting lineup for the past four games. In that time, Tolbert has hit safely in three games, picking up two multi-hit efforts. The slick fielding infielder has shown great poise at the plate, and could become a real player in the Twins future up the middle.
Tolbert was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 2004 draft, and made his professional debut for the Elizabethton Twins. The young infielder would go on to bat .308 for Elizabethton, starting his steady rise through the organization. After spending the 2005 season with Fort Myers, Tolbert finally reached Double-A in 2006, and has taken a liking to the International League in 2007.
A smooth middle infielder, Tolbert has the ability to play second base, and shortstop, and is a guy who is very polished at the plate. A switch-hitter, Tolbert has even played the outfield during his Minor League career, and is becoming a top prospect within the Twins organization. If he continues to hit, he could be in Minnesota next season.