Ramon Torres

Position: 3B
Born: 01/22/93
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
B/T: B/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on May 28, 2010 (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .327 with five home runs, 34 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 53 games at Omaha (Triple-A).

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Omaha on June 7 when LHP Scott Alexander was activated from the 10-day DL and RHP Kevin McCarthy and OF Billy Burns were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 06/07/17

Debut Details
June 7, in a 7-5 win against the Astros. The starting second baseman, he batted ninth and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. All four at-bats came against four different pitchers. In the second, facing right-handed starter Dayan Diaz, with one on and two outs, he grounded out to first. In the fourth, against left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, he hit a two-out RBI double to right field scoring Alcides Escobar. In the sixth, against right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson, he led off with an infield single to third. In the eighth, facing right-handed reliever Ken Giles with one out, he grounded out to second.

Player Notes
Now in his eighth pro season after signing at 17 years old, Torres is a versatile infielder who can play shortstop, second base and third base with plus defensive skills, a strong arm, decent speed on the bases, and a live enough switch-hitting bat to boot. After spending his first three pro seasons in the DSL and Arizona rookie leagues, he steadily worked up the Royals' ladder by splitting 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 between two levels each summer with consistent stats at each level. In 2016, he combined between Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) and his Triple-A debut at Omaha to hit .262 with three home runs, 29 RBIs and 21 stolen bases in 114 games. His average at the time of his call-up was his best yet and he'd already equaled his career best in RBIs.