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Luis Torrens

I'm getting excited that Torrens is putting up some good numbers ...

San Diego Padres Daily Farm Report: July 23

Catcher Luis Torrens had a pair of doubles and is third in the Cal League with 27 doubles. After grinding through May and June, Torrens has posted a .394/.416/.521 line in July with just seven strikeouts in 75 plate appearances.

Randy (SD): 

    Padres have a number of catching prospects - Allen, Torrens, Campusano and Hunt - seem the furthest along. Any of them have major league potential?

Kyle Glaser: All of them. Allen as a platoon C/1B who mashes righties, Torrens as a backup, Campusano as an everyday guy and Hunt as a power-hitter who has a chance to start. It's a solid catching group

I like Luis Torrens, I think he's a legit prospect and getting better ...

And ... I just realized that he did not come for "free" (ie. via Rule 5) ...

Here's the actual transactions ...

December 8, 2016: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds from the New York Yankees in the 2016 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 2016: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. The San Diego Padres sent Josh VanMeter (December 9, 2016) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

So ... Padres gambled and lost on Josh VanMeter ... he's turned out to be a good hitter ... just a bad beat (ie. I think they made a good gamble, it just hasn't gone their way ... yet :-))

From today's DFR ...

Catcher Luis Torrens had a three-hit game to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. When the streak started on July 12, the backstop was hitting .265. Torrens’ big night raised his average to .300. The former Rule 5 pick has had a breakout campaign in the Texas League in 2019. Overall, Torrens is hitting .300/.371/.490 and has improved behind the plate.

This guy has earned being back on our front page 🙂

I think he will be very valuable at AAA next year!

3-for-3 + 2 walks in Game 1 of the Texas League Championship Series!,game_tab=box,game=584845

Catcher Luis Torrens received his second start Tuesday night, catching right-hander Ronald Bolaños, his teammate for most of the season in Double-A Amarillo. It's possible Torrens could challenge for a roster spot next spring, depending on how the Padres' catching situation shakes out this winter. Count Barajas among those impressed with the strides Torrens has made.

"To see him go down there and work and understand what was going to make him a big league catcher was huge," Barajas said. "Where we're at right now, we have that luxury to get these guys out there and see what we've got. We've got to see what we have."