Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scouting the Draft: Nick Torres

Nick Torres, OF, Cal Poly SLO.  B-R, T-R.  6'1", 220 lbs.  DOB:  6/30/1993.

2012:  .275/.360/.429, 5 HR, 0 SB, 16 BB, 9 HBP, 42 K in 189 AB.
2013:  .333/.376/.520, 7 HR, 6 SB, 14 BB, 7 HBP, 31 K in 225 AB.

Nick Torres is a corner OF for Cal Poly whose stock seems to be rising.  He hasn't gotten a lot of scouting attention due to not playing in the Cape Cod League, but the pro scouts are starting to notice his bat and think he can stick in RF.  Looking at his numbers, it appears he got more aggressive at the plate his sophomore season with much better results.

BA has him ranked as the #79 college draft prospect which would put him somewhere in the round 6-7 range.  I will be monitoring him during the college season.  He just might be this year's Tyler Horan for me!  A bonus is he could play his first professional game as a 20 year old.


  1. Thanks for the draft profiles. If the Giants took Chase Johnson who hardly pitched last year for Cal Poly, their scouts must be all over Torres and Matt Imhoff. I could see them taking either one. I'd be interested in watching Cal Poly when they play in Hawaii this year.


    1. I think Imhoff and Torres are both legit top round draft picks.

    2. I have a feeling you are right about the Giants taking at least one.

      It's like with Derek Law, I believe. They were there to scout someone else (I don't remember who), and they ended up liking him. I think this was how it happened, if I recall correctly.

    3. make that top 10 round draft picks re. Imhoff and Torres.