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    Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

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    Ronald Torreyes, 2b, Reds: The Reds have had a handful of intriguing Latin American players on their Rookie-level Arizona League club. Lefthander Ismael Guillon and shortstop Junior Arias, both of whom we wrote about two years ago when they were July 2 prospects, have posted fine numbers in the AZL, although righthander Jonathan Correa (now in the Pioneer League) might be better than both of them, with a fastball up to 93 mph and an advanced feel for pitching. Yet the player on the club who is the most fun to watch might be Torreyes, a 17-year-old out of Venezuela. Generously listed at 5-foot-10, Torreyes isn't the toolsiest guy, but he runs well and has remarkable feel for hitting. Torreyes hit .390/.468/.606 in 284 plate appearances with 11 strikeouts (no, not a typo) in the Venezuelan Summer League before the Reds brought him to Arizona a couple of weeks ago. He hasn't slowed down, hitting .372/.426/.558 with three strikeouts in 47 PAs, leaving AZL observers with some puzzled looks on their faces after showing them surprising power for a player his size. Torreyes, who was a teammate with Guillon two years ago on Venezuela's 16U youth national team that competed against players like Bryce Harper and Manny Macahado, has played exclusively at second base since coming to the U.S., but he can also fill in at shortstop, third base or in the outfield.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Good stuff. Also nice to see Ismael Guillon, Junior Arias, and Jonathan Correa getting some love too. Correa is getting more and more interesting by the day.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Good stuff. Also nice to see Ismael Guillon, Junior Arias, and Jonathan Correa getting some love too. Correa is getting more and more interesting by the day.
    Have heard some really good stuff on him. REALLY good stuff.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Okay, I'd seen alot of Torreyes' numbers from this year, but that's the first time I've seen those strikeout numbers. Wow. You just don't expect those kinds of numbers from a kid with his size. He looks like he should still be a sophomore in High School.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Okay, I'd seen alot of Torreyes' numbers from this year, but that's the first time I've seen those strikeout numbers. Wow. You just don't expect those kinds of numbers from a kid with his size. He looks like he should still be a sophomore in High School.
    Well, he should be a junior in high school.... so you are saying he looks young for his age?

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Have heard some really good stuff on him. REALLY good stuff.
    I'd say do tell but by the way you say it I am afraid to jinx the guy.
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I'd say do tell but by the way you say it I am afraid to jinx the guy.
    It basically echoes what you heard from BA a few weeks ago, but with a tick or two higher on the speed scale as far as his top end velocity goes.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    It basically echoes what you heard from BA a few weeks ago, but with a tick or two higher on the speed scale as far as his top end velocity goes.
    Must have missed it or forgot what it said, I don't recall it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Must have missed it or forgot what it said, I don't recall it.
    Plus slider, fastball at 91-93. Great pitchability. That is what BA said.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Ronald Torreyes: I shall call him, mini-Youk.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Well, he should be a junior in high school.... so you are saying he looks young for his age?
    LOL. True. I didn't think of it in that light. Only commenting on what he looked like wearing a professional uniform. A kid. (I was gonna say junior high originally...hehe)
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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    I'll just post this in here. Kevin Goldstein held a chat on Friday and answered many Reds related questions. Here's one:

    Joe (Cincy): Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.

    Kevin Goldstein: I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though.
    Follow the link to read the rest:
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ch...php?chatId=770
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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Had that same thought not too long ago here but that wasn't my question. Good to know it isn't that far out of the realm of possibility apparently.
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Also, a lot of Chapman love in that chat.

    But what's not to love, right?
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Re: Ronald Torreyes love on this weeks Baseball America Hot Sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by sabometrics View Post
    Also, a lot of Chapman love in that chat.

    But what's not to love, right?
    Could you post a sample or two of said love?


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