Jul 20th, 2009
Position: RH SP
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #14 – 2009 Midseason
- #11 – 2009 Postseason
- 2008 Southern League All-Star Game
- 2009 AAA All-Star Game
- 2009 International League Post-Season All-Star
- 2009 All-FutureSox Team Starting Pitcher
- 2009 MiLB.com Best AAA Starter
Torres is a three pitch pitcher who features a fastball, curve and change. The fastball is Torres bread and butter, not because of the velocity, which is good (90-93), but because of the movement. Torres’ best fastball is his cutter but he also features a 2-seam and 4-seam fastball. This enables Torres to effectively run his fastball in on righties and away on lefties which helps set-up his curve, which along with his cutter is his strikeout pitch on righties. His change is a very effective pitch on lefties.
Despite lacking above average secondary stuff, Torres will have a shot at having prolonged Major League success. It will most likely come as a spot-starter/back of the pen reliever and that success will hinge upon his ability to spot his fastball and have good enough secondary stuff to keep hitters honest. Thus far he’s been able to do just that at the minor league level, so now it’s just a matter of doing it in the Majors consistently.
Major League Outlook: Hector Carrasco (journeyman starter/long reliever)
ETA: MLB ready