Ronald Torreyes cracks the BA Prospect Hot Sheet
No. 13 RONALD TORREYES, 2B, REDS
Team: low Class A Dayton (Midwest)
Why He's Here: .364/.440/.636 (8-for-22), 6 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 3 BB, 1 SO
The Scoop: Petroleum, aluminum and steel are among Venezuela's top exports. Somewhere further down that list is pint-sized second basemen. Between Alexi Amarista, Jose Altuve and now Torreyes, there's no shortage (pun intended) of undersized middle infielders who lack physical projection or knockout tools but who just find a way to hit. Since joining Dayton last month, Torreyes has struck out just six times in 96 plate appearances and is hitting .364/.417/.534. For the Reds, it's looking like $40,000 well spent.