There’s been a lot of talk since the all-star break about some of the younger players on the Mariners. Most fans are curious about Jarred Kelenic, and for good reason. He was supposed to be (and still is) one of the top prospects in all of baseball. There has been someone on the Mariners that many seem to ignore who is having a great season. Luis Torrens.
Over his last 12 games, Luis Torrens is hitting incredibly well. 13/30, good for a .433/.469/.500 slash line. In fact, it’s been enough to get him up to .238 on the season.
Luis Torrens is hitting well enough to show promise going forward as a member of the Mariners
.238 might not sound like much, but considering where he was at the midpoint in the season, it’s quite the improvement. Back on May 18th, he was sent down to the Mariners with a .178/.219/.300. It was a disappointing start for him. I know many fans that were hoping he was going to play well, further increasing the haul that the Mariners got in the Nola trade with the Padres.
Since then, he’s hitting .264/.338/.486, with 12 HR and 35 RBI in 237 PA. That’s just 67 games, and would extrapolate out to quite the season for Luis Torrens, who is still just 25-years-old. If he could keep that pace over the majority of the season, he’s showing the ability to hit ~25 home runs and drive in 75+ RBI.
It’s great that he is showing the ability with the bat, as it’s something the Mariners sorely need. For someone who doesn’t have great defensive metrics, he can move around the field a bit and play a lot of DH to keep that bat in the lineup.
It does need to be mentioned that amidst this hot streak, it’s been mainly singles. Of the 13 hits, he has just two doubles, with everything else being a single. In fact, he has only two home runs since July 24th, a span of 42 games played for Luis Torrens. If he can put the power together with this current hot streak, we could be seeing a great bat for the Mariners future in Torrens.