Two of NC State's last three shortstops were first round Major League Baseball selections. The third went in the second round.
After an abbreviated freshman season with the Wolfpack and a breakout summer in the Texas Collegiate League, Torres has positioned himself to follow in the footsteps of first round picks Trea Turner and Will Wilson, and second-rounder Joe Dunand.
His play for the Amarillo Sod Squad was recognized Tuesday when he was named to the TCL's postseason all-star team.
Torres got off to a slow start for the Sod Squad, but he got hot in mid-July and stayed that way for the better part of the next two weeks.
Over an 11-game stretch from July 10-22, Torres went 17 for 47 (.362) with seven multi-hit performances, two homers and 18 RBI. He finished the season last week hitting .292 (31 for 106) with eight doubles, a triple and two homers and a team-leading 26 RBI.
“He’s a great ball player,” Sod Squad coach Wellman said of Torres, a freshman All-American. “More importantly he’s a thrill to be around. He’s a special talent, and a guy that will play at the next level. He has a great glove with a solid approach at the plate. He can go opposite field, and he’s a very smart hitter.”
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