Future Watch: Lenny Torres Jr. Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians

Future Watch: Lenny Torres Jr. Rookie Baseball Cards, IndiansFuture Watch: Lenny Torres Jr. Rookie Baseball Cards, IndiansLenny Torres Jr. was the 41st overall draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6-1, 190-pound righty was selected straight out of Beacon High School in the Poughkeepsie area of New York. As a senior there he struck out 85 batters in 41 innings and pitched to the tune of a .068 ERA.

He originally committed to St. Johns University to play at a very good baseball program there. But after he was drafted the Indians made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and he signed and then reported to the Arizona League.

Now 18, he pitched in six games for the Arizona League Indians 2. He started five of those games. In 15 innings he struck out 22 and had a stellar 1.76 ERA. He only yielded four walks compiling a nice 1.17 WHIP as well.

Collectors can get his 2018 Bowman Draft autographed card where he appears in an Indians uniform.

Here he is in action:

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

Torres put his name more firmly on the national radar with strong showings at Perfect Game National, the Tournament of Stars and by pitching in the PG All-American Classic Game. He cemented his spot by coming out of the gate and showing similar arm strength this spring. The right-hander will sit around 93 mph right now and can touch 96-97 mph, and it’s easy to dream on more velocity consistently in the future, especially given he’s just 17 years old. Torres has a slider that could be a future plus pitch, though he doesn’t always show it now, dominating his competition with his fastball. He’ll also fiddle with a changeup in the bullpen that has some arm side fade, but he doesn’t use it in games. ETA 2022.

The last year has been big for this rising star. The next two will be even bigger. Collectors have been warned.

Follow him on Twitter @LennyTorresJr02.

Future Watch: Lenny Torres Jr. Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians – Stats

Register Pitching
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2018 17 -3.5 Indians 2 ARIZ Rk CLE 0 0 1.76 2.35 6 5 0 0 0 0 15.1 14 4 3 0 4 0 22 2 2 5 63 1.174 8.2 0.0 2.3 12.9 5.50
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/15/2019.

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