Christian Torres

#35 CHRISTIAN TORRES – LHP
Height: 6-0 Weight: 170
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Resides: Canovanas, Puerto Rico
College: Faulkner University (Montgomery, Alabama – “Eagles”)
Draft: 30th – TEX – 2016
Born: 9/7/93 Opening Night Age: 25
Classification: LS-3

Career Highlights: Fourth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by the Goldeyes from the Lincoln Saltdogs on 5/13/19…career 12-12 record with five saves and a 2.93 ERA in 75 games, 60 of them in relief…24 career games finished…184.1 career innings pitched, allowing 173 hits, 53 walks, and eight home runs…169 career strikeouts…has averaged just 0.4 home runs per nine innings in career…has walked just seven percent of career batters faced…has held left-handed hitters to a .190 average during career (221 AB)…has held the opposition to a .189 average with two outs and runners in scoring position as a professional (95 AB)…drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round in 2016…played at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama…combined 18-3 with a 3.24 ERA for the Eagles from 2015-16 in 23 starts and 10 relief appearances…teammate of Goldeyes’ relief pitcher Jack Charleston at Faulkner…also played at Indian Hills Community College from 2013-14…combined 10-3 with a 2.60 ERA for the Falcons in 11 starts and seven relief appearances…combined 245 strikeouts in 228.1 collegiate innings between Faulkner and Indian Hills…has pitched in the Puerto Rican Winter League each of the past three off-seasons, combining for a 2.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 30.2 innings

2018
Down East (Carolina/A+/Texas): 5-6 with a 3.36 ERA for the Wood Ducks in 20 games, 11 of them in relief…finished one game…61.2 innings pitched, allowing 65 hits, 19 walks, and three home runs…struck out 55…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 4/5 at Lynchburg…started and won on 4/16 vs. Winston-Salem, allowing one earned run and striking out five in 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 4/29 vs. Carolina, allowing one unearned run while striking out six in 5.0 innings…started and won on 5/6 at Carolina, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 5/12 at Winston-Salem, allowing one earned run and striking out seven in 5.0 innings…started and won on 5/20 vs. Winston-Salem in the second game of a double header, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…picked up win in relief on 5/25 vs. Frederick, striking out one in 1.2 scoreless innings…struck out one in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/18 at Salem…struck out four in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/26 vs. Myrtle Beach

2017
Round Rock (Pacific Coast/AAA/Texas): 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA for the Express in one start and four relief appearances…finished three games…5.2 innings pitched, allowing seven hits, three walks, and two home runs…struck out six…picked up relief win in Triple-A debut on 5/5 vs. Nashville, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless relief inning

Hickory (South Atlantic/A/Texas): 4-2 with five saves and a 2.50 ERA for the Crawdads in 31 games, 29 of them in relief…finished 17 games…79.1 innings pitched, allowing 62 hits, 18 walks, and one home run…struck out 72…pitched 3.0 scoreless relief innings and struck out two on 4/13 vs. Kannapolis…earned first career save on 4/15 vs. Kannapolis in the second game of a double header, striking out one in 0.1 innings…struck out two in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 5/28 vs. Asheville…pitched 5.0 relief innings on 6/1 at Delmarva, allowing two earned runs and striking out four…struck out four and allowed one earned run in 3.0 relief innings on 6/15 at Greensboro…struck out two in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 6/25 vs. Augusta…pitched 2.1 shutout innings and earned the save on 6/28 vs. Kannapolis…pitched 4.0 relief innings, allowing one earned run with two strikeouts on 7/1 at West Virginia…picked up relief win on 7/10 vs. Delmarva, striking out three in 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out two in 2.1 shutout relief innings on 7/17 at Greenville…started and won on 7/25 vs. Greenville, striking out three in 5.0 shutout innings…earned the save on 8/6 vs. Lexington, striking out one in 3.0 scoreless innings…started and won on 8/10 at Columbia, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/21 at Greensboro…picked up the save on 8/24 at Delmarva, striking out two in 3.0 shutout innings…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/29 at Charleston…pitched 6.0 shutout relief innings with nine strikeouts while earning the win on 9/1 vs. Greensboro

2016
Hickory (South Atlantic/A/Texas): 2-3 with a 1.47 ERA for the Crawdads in 12 appearances, nine of them in relief…finished two games…30.2 innings pitched, allowing 28 hits, 10 walks, and one home run…struck out 30…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/20 at Delmarva, striking out one…started and picked up first career win on 8/1 vs. Delmarva, striking out six in 5.0 shutout innings…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/12 vs. Rome…started and took the loss on 9/3 vs. Lexington, allowing one earned run and striking out two in 5.0 innings

Spokane (Northwest/A-/Texas): Made seven relief appearances for the Indians…finished one game…7.0 innings pitched, allowing seven earned runs, 11 hits, three walks, and one home run…struck out six…made professional debut on 6/18 vs. Vancouver, pitching 1.0 scoreless relief inning…helped Indians reach the Northwest League playoffs

Rick Forney on Christian Torres: He’s got versatility in his game where he can start or relieve. He has the ability to throw more than one inning out of the bullpen. There’s a lot of things that guy can do for you. He’s a strike-thrower, and a young pitcher that’s new to independent baseball. He had a really good run in affiliated ball. There’s some arm talent there. We’re just happy to have him be a part of our club.