Jose Torres

Position: LHP
Born: 9/24/1993
Height: 6'2
Weight: 175
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade from the Oakland Athletics, along with LHP Drew Pomeranz and a player to be named later (OF Jabari Blash) on December 2, 2015, for 1B Yonder Alonzo and LHP Marc Rzepczynski (SDP). Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on July 2, 2010 (OAK).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: Combined to go 1-4 with a 2.24 ERA in 48 games between Lake Elsinore (High A), San Antonio (Double-A) and Le Paso (Triple-A), striking out 63 batters in 64 .1 IP while walking 23 and allowing 25 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from El Paso on September 21.
MLB Debut Date: 9/22/2016

Debut Details
September 22, in a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The last of three pitchers on the night, he allowed one hit in one scoreless inning, striking out two batters. Of 14 pitches thrown, 11 were for strikes. Coming on to start the ninth inning in relief of pitcher Brad Hand, he allowed a ground-rule double to left field on the first pitch he threw to the first batter he faced in the big leagues, Brandon Belt. He then induced Ehire Adrianza to line out to center field, and struck out the next two batters he faced, Joe Panik and pinch-hitter Denard span, both swinging.

Player Notes
In just his first year playing above Class A, Torres utilized his mid-90s fastball with late life and plus 11-to-5 curveball to dominate hitters. In 2015, he combined between two Class A clubs, Beloit (Class A) and Stockton (High A), to post a 2.69 ERA in 44 games, fanning 80 while walking 23 in 74 innings. He’d spent 2011 and 2012 in the Dominican Summer League and Arizona League and 2013 at short-season Vermont of the NY-Penn League.

2080 Notes
You can read our Prospect Spotlight on Torres here. and take a peek at our scouting report on him here.